Funding Needs


The School of Liberal Arts needs unrestricted private gifts to support and to fulfill its mission to foster and promote innovative scholarship, transformative research, and creative inquiry within the fine arts, humanities, and social sciences. By providing flexibility, such funds can meet urgent needs as well as long-term goals. Unrestricted annual gifts and unrestricted endowment funds may be named for the donor or in honor of a chosen individual.

Faculty Support

Endowed chairs and professorships are the key to attracting and retaining outstanding faculty members. Without these endowed positions, the School of Liberal Arts may lose the most talented of its faculty. At the world-class level on which Tulane University competes for the best and the brightest, these positions are no longer a perk &emdash; they are an expectation and are essential to the success of our students, academic programs, and research mission.

Graduate Support

As SLA strives to expand and increase graduate education, support for our advanced students is essential. By granting competitive stipends, and providing necessary resources for travel and research, we are able to attract the most outstanding students. Often faced with multiple opportunities for study, these students not only contribute to the intellectual climate of the school, but also draw faculty who strive to work with the very best.


While the liberal arts represent the life of the mind, the operation of our school is increasingly dependent on physical facilities and electronic infrastructure. Our goal is to ensure that these facilities promote excellent teaching and research as well as create connections to the community. Many funding opportunities exist that allow us technologically to enhance our general use classrooms or to provide for the specific needs of departments that rely on labs, performance venues, or production facilities.

If you would like to direct your gift to a particular department of program, or have any general questions about our giving priorities, please contact:

Laurel Walker
Senior Director Of Development at Tulane University

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