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Dean's Society

Dean's Society in the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences

Every day, the College is making a better world through research, teaching and cross-disciplinary collaboration. We provide communities with a talented workforce that serves as an engine for improving economic health, propel scientific research to cure or treat diseases, create cleaner environments, improve the human condition and quality of life, inspire the human spirit and imagination, motivate individuals to create ethical and high-functioning communities, and prepare the next generation to participate actively as engaged and constructive citizens.

The education we provide empowers students and cultivates curiosity for lifelong learning. The environment we provide to faculty ensures that they can flourish in their fields, take risks with their research and share in creativity with their peers. At VCU and beyond, the College is a leader.

Our students, faculty and alums came to the College to experience this extraordinary intellectual community—and our supporters make that possible.

Join us in this effort by becoming a Dean’s Society member and make an impact on the future success of our students and faculty. The Dean’s Society is a community of benefactors who support the vision for the College with an annual leadership unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more. Your gift of $1,000 may provide scholarship support to a promising student, text and materials to a humanities scholar, supplies for a sciences research laboratory, and other urgent needs that will allow us to pursue new opportunities and initiatives for students and faculty. Your generous pledge may be paid in increments.

Membership in this group includes monthly and special communications and event invitations.

Gifts are accepted year-round and may be made online by credit/debit card, check, stock transfer or over the phone.

To make your contribution by check, make it payable to the VCU Foundation noting 'Dean’s Society' on the memo line and mail it to:

VCU Humanities and Sciences Gift Processing
Box 843042
Richmond, VA 23284-3042

To learn more about making a gift to the Dean's Society, please contact Riley Cain at or (804) 828-7053.

Donors should speak with their financial advisers about the possibility of specific tax benefits. We also encourage donors to explore their employers' matching gift programs which may match donor contributions to charitable organizations. Contact your human resources representative to learn more.

The passion, energy, creativity, innovation and curiosity of our students, faculty and alums is truly inspiring, but we need your support to make it a reality. Your donation will ensure that we are able to achieve excellence.

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