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    Friends of the Humanities
    Supporting the humanities
    in our community.
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    Service to the University
    We support humanities projects
    with grants for UL professors.
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    Learn and Socialize
    Membership gives you access to
    social events and educational opportunities.

Spring Luncheon

Friends of the Humanities invite you to our SPRING LUNCHEON Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Petroleum Club of Lafayette 111 Heymann Boulevard. Enjoy a Buffet Extravaganza for $30.

Come see a presentation by Shane K. Bernard, Ph.D, "Teche: A History of Louisiana's Most Famous Bayou." Dr. Bernard is a Fellow at the Center for Louisiana Studies, a Historian and Curator to McIlhenny Company, and author of Teche: A History of Louisiana's Most Famous Bayou, which was chosen as a 2017 Book of the Year by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

To reserve your place complete the reservation form and mail it with a check to Friends of the Humanities, PO Box 53581, Lafayette, LA 70505.

Or, pay online through PayPal.

Bluegrass on the Bayou

Friends of the Humanities invite you to our Bluegrass on the Bayou fundraiser Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 4-7pm at the Madison in Broussard. The fundraiser includes music, food, and beverages, and a silent auction.

Help support the Humanities at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette by reserving your tickets ($75) or becoming a Mandolin Muse Patron ($125). Mandolin Muse Patrons are seated in a reserved section and have their names listed in the program.

To reserve your place complete the reservation form and mail it with a check to Friends of the Humanities, PO Box 53581, Lafayette, LA 70505.

Or, pay online through PayPal.

Bluegrass on the Bayou



The Friends invite sponsors to make tax-deductible donations. Select one of the sponsorship levels:

  • $2,000 Platinum Banjo
  • $1,000 Gold Guitar
  • $500 Silver Fiddle
Read the sponsorship letter for the features and benefits of each level. To become a sponsor complete the sponsorship form and mail it with a check to Friends of the Humanities, PO Box 53581, Lafayette, LA 70505.

Or, pay online through PayPal.
Bluegrass Sponsorship


Supporting the Humanities

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.

Ongoing Support

  • 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

Testimonials

"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

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