We Need Your Support...
to achieve the mission of providing intensive programming in American civics and national security, the Center needs a steady stream of financial resources. The annual operating budget to support core programming requires $90,000 annual base funding and a $1.8 million endowment to sustain financial stability.

Our Priorities

Post Doctoral Fellows
Post Doctoral Fellows are crucial to the Center's success, through teaching and conducting research in the field. The Center must set aside $50,000 a year per post doctoral fellow.

Conferences, Speakers, and Events
CAS dedicates $50,000 per year toward innovative programming. The Center holds three annual conferences, as well as many speakers throughout the year. These conferences allow students to gain higher knowledge and understanding in the field, and aid students in networking and internship placement. For more information, please see programming.

Summer Teacher Recertification Workshop
The workshop, planned to begin in 2012, will help Hampton Roads middle and high school teachers develop new ways to incorporate proper understandings of America’s founding principles, history, and capitalist system into their curricula. The Center is working to raise $15,000 annually for three years (totaling $45,000) to support this program. For more information, please see programming.

Junior Fellow
Junior Fellowships provide students with an internship internal to the Center. Junior Fellows undertake original research in conjunction with a CAS faculty member, present research at academic conferences, and provide assistance on Center programming. The Center is working to raise $20,000 annually to support this program.

Thank you for your support!

Gift through Check:

Check payable to:
CNU EF: Center for American Studies (3720)

Mail to:
Center for American Studies
Christopher Newport University
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, Virginia 23606-3072

Online Gift (all major credit cards accepted):

Under “Your Gift,” restrict the gift to: “EF: Center for American Studies (3720)”

Corporate Sponsorship Registration >>

Corporate Sponsorship Levels

Chairman Level | $12,000 Sponsor

  • Listed as Platinum Level Sponsor (with logo on event registration website, on signage at event and, when available, in event listings and emails) for all three of the Center’s major events( Workshop on Intelligence and National Security, Conference on America's Founding Principles and History, and Symposium on Homeland Security).
  • Eight attendance slots at all three events (including, when applicable, keynote dinners and luncheons)
  • Naming right for a primary keynote event and the opportunity for an organizational executive to introduce a keynote speaker
  • Opportunity to interact with keynote speakers, panelists and other VIPs in special dinner or event reception (four spots at each event)

Executive Level | $10,000 Sponsor

  • Listed as Platinum Level Sponsor (with logo on event registration website, on signage at event and, when available, in event listings and emails) for all three of the Center’s major events ( Workshop on Intelligence and National Security, Conference on America's Founding Principles and History, and Symposium on Homeland Security).
  • Eight attendance slots at two events (including, when applicable, keynote dinners and luncheons)
  • Naming right for a keynote luncheon and the opportunity for an organizational representative to introduce a keynote luncheon speaker
  • Opportunity to interact with keynote speakers, panelists and other VIPs in special dinner or event reception (three spots at two events)

Gold Sponsor | $8,000 Event Sponsor

  • Listed as Gold Level Sponsor (with logo on event registration website, on signage at event and, when available, in event listings and emails) for one of the Center’s major events.
  • Eight attendance slots for one event (including, when applicable, keynote dinner and luncheon)
  • Opportunity to introduce/moderate a session by organizational executive or participate in a panel.
  • Opportunity to interact with keynote speakers, panelists and other VIPs in special dinner or event reception (three spots at one event)

Silver Sponsor | $5,000 Event Sponsor

  • Listed as Silver Level Sponsor (with logo on event registration website, on signage at event and, when available, in event listings and emails) for one of the Center’s major events
  • Five attendance slots for one event (including, when applicable, keynote dinner and luncheon)
  • Opportunity to interact with keynote sponsor before, during and after event, along with other VIPs in special dinner or event reception (two spots)

Bronze Sponsor | $2,500 Event Sponsor

  • Listed as Bronze Level Sponsor (with logo on event registration website, on signage at event and, when available, in event listings and emails) for one of the Center’s major events
  • Three attendance slots for one event (including, when applicable, keynote dinner and luncheon)
  • Opportunity to interact with keynote sponsor before, during and after event, along with other VIPs in special dinner or event reception at one event (one spot).

VIP Reception Sponsorship ($5,000)

  • Naming right to a special VIP reception for one of the Center’s major events, with your company name/logo
  • Up to five slots for your VIP attendees
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