Give to the Department of English

Why Give

When you give to the Department of English at Arizona State University, you become a partner in the academic success of our students through scholarships and bringing top creative and research innovators to campus.

Whether you’re donating a couple dollars or a large sum, your gift is greatly appreciated. Any amount makes a world of difference for our students, faculty, staff, research and programs. Your charitable contributions enable the Department of English to achieve the highest standards of excellence, access and impact.

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Alan Sandler, Associate Director of Development

Alan Sandler
Associate Director of Development
(480) 727-0742 

"I was in a pretty profound state of disbelief. I was having a rough day and I opened up the email and it just made my whole day better. It was the first recognition I really got for my writing."

—Elliot Winter, winner of the Homecoming Writing Award for Poetry, 2015

Featured Initiatives

Department of English Fund

When you invest in the Department of English Fund, you’re fostering student and faculty development. Our students have access to the High-Impact Internship Award, Homecoming Writing Contest, Marvin Fisher Book Award and Friends of English Scholarship. Our faculty research also benefits via the Audio Lab Project, which enables in-house linguistic research, language preservation and creative ventures.


English Chair Fund

In 2020, English is using gifts to this fund to provide financial relief for students in the English department who are experiencing temporary economic hardship.


Film and Media Studies Scholarship Fund

You can give students in film and media studies the opportunity to interact with directors, producers and other professionals in the film industry — real-world experiences that can help launch their careers in the film and media world.


Kathleen M. Sands Native American Studies Fund

Your support keeps the legacy of the late Kathleen “Kay” Sands, a Department of English professor who specialized in folklore and Native American literature, thriving at ASU.