The Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE) works in common association with the Center for European Studies (CES); Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES); and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED) at the University of Michigan International Institute. It is dedicated to enhancing interdisciplinary knowledge about, and public engagement with, the institutions, cultures, and histories of Europe and Eurasia. Your gifts to WCEE are vital to the ability of our Centers to support scholarship on—and the involvement of students and faculty in—the region. A donation to one of our gift funds is the most significant way you can help us secure the University of Michigan's leadership in the field of European, Eurasian, and democratization studies.
WCEE gifts help support internships, faculty and student travel, visiting lecturers, and special courses related to Europe, Eurasia, and historical, contemporary, and prospective transformation from authoritarian rule to democracies in these regions. We hope that you will help build the future financial security of our regional studies programs by contributing to one of the funds listed below:
Gifts to the Weiser Strategic Fund support student fellowships and internships, faculty initiatives, international collaboration, courses, conferences, lecture series, and other projects that enhance interdisciplinary knowledge about, and public engagement with, emerging democracies in Europe and Eurasia, past and present, as well as the institutions, cultures, and histories of these regions more broadly. For additional information, click here.
The Center for European Studies is seeking to build an endowment to sustain and improve our interdisciplinary efforts. We wish to expose U-M students to the best scholarship and teaching on Europe, to help students from Europe to study at U-M and U-M students to spend time in European institutions, and to aid faculty who wish to do research in Europe. For additional information and to make a donation, click here.
The CREES Endowment was established in 1987 with a challenge grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The endowment supports faculty and student travel grants, student internships, visiting lecturers, conferences, special courses, and other regionally-specific projects. For additional information and to make a donation, click here.
The Czech Studies Fund support lectures, conferences, film screenings, and other activities featuring Czech culture and society. Funds may also be used to make student travel awards and support the teaching of courses on Czech culture and history. For additional information and to make a donation, click here.
The Nicolaus Copernicus Endowment was established at the University of Michigan in 1973, and it supports the activities of the Copernicus Program in Polish Studies. The endowment provides support for Polish programming and fellowships for students in Polish studies. Income from the endowment supports the Annual Copernicus Lectures and other public programming dedicated to advancing a deeper understanding of Poland, its people, and its culture. Click here to make an online donation.
The SEES Endowment Fund is used to support Southeast European studies at the University of Michigan. Gifts will support instruction in the Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language; programming initiatives such as lectures, conferences, symposia, and film series; student fellowships in Southeast European studies; and approved projects that ensure the continued advancement of a deeper understanding of the people, culture, and politics of the region. For additional information and to make a donation, click here.
Gifts may be made to WCEE and are deductible as allowed by law. Gifts may be made with cash, checks, or credit cards; matching gifts (please include the appropriate paperwork from the matching agency with your gift) and securities (stock gifts) are also accepted. A life income plan may provide immediate tax advantages and generate annual income streams for you or other named beneficiaries. The University of Michigan will help you select the plan that is best for you and your situation. Call toll-free 1.886.518.7888 or visit leadersandbest.umich.edu.
Gifts to endowment funds will be administered as a permanent endowment under MI law and then existing University policies.
For more information on the various ways you can support the programs of the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, contact:
Marysia Ostafin, Program Manager
Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia
University of Michigan
1080 South University Ave., Suite 3668
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106