Friends of the Humanities has provided in excess of $500,000 for grants and other financial
support to the University of Louisiana Lafayette Humanities programs during its 31-year
As Dr. Joseph Savoie, UL Lafayette President, noted in his Fall 2019 address to faculty and staff, "UL
Lafayette remains dependent on self-generated revenue following nearly a decade of state cuts
to higher educatioh funding. During the 2008-09 fiscal year, the University received 66 percent
of its revenue from the State; in 2018-19, it received 27 percent." The need to support the
Friends' chosen academic area, the Humanities, is greater today than it has ever been.
Humanities comprise almost 50% of the core requirements for all UL Lafayette students including
those studying engineering, business and technology. Dean Jordan Kellman stresses that
"Humanities education offers the best preparation for personal and professional success in a
complex and rapidly changing world."
Join Friends of the Humanities today. Help us support UL Lafayette humanities. All donations are tax-deductible gifts as no goods or services are received in return for your contribution.
Category of Membership:
Amicus Excellentissimus ($5,000 and above)
Amicus Magnus ($100.00-$249.00)
Amicus Augustus ($1,000-$4,999)
Amicus Illustrius ($500-$999)
Amicus Superior ($250-$499)
UL Lafayette Faculty ($25.00)
Friends of the Humanities is a non-profit organization established in 1989 to provide support
to the interdisciplinary humanities programs at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and to encourage life-long learning experiences
for its members.
Founding patron of the Ernest Gaines Center
Established the Humanities Resource Center in Griffin Hall
Established an Endowed Professorship in the Humanities at UL in 1997
Funds the annual Darrell Bourque Award for the Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture
Funds the Mathe Allain Fellowship each semester to assist Humanities faculty in course enhancement
Provides grants each semester for instructional materials in humanities classrooms
Established and funds the Gloria Fiero Lecture Series
Honors the Friends of the Humanities Founders’ Award
"Friends of the Humanities have made a bigger difference in the humanities at UL
Lafayette over the past three decades than any other group or organization."
Jordan Kellman Dean, College of Liberal Arts
“Our faculty and programs have benefited from the scholarships and grants from The Friends. We are indebted to them for their support."
H. Gordon Brooks II, FAIA Dean, College of the Arts
Friends of the Humanities is a non-profit organization established in 1989 to provide support to the interdisciplinary humanities programs at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and to encourage life-long learning experiences for its members.