Support

To achieve our mission of providing intensive programming in American civics and national security, we need a steady stream of financial resources. Our annual operating budget requires $90,000 annual base funding and a $1.8 million endowment to sustain financial stability.

All contributions are tax deductible.

Post Doctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral fellows are crucial to our success, through teaching and conducting research in the field. We must set aside $50,000 a year per postdoctoral fellow.

Conferences, Speakers and Events

We dedicate $50,000 per year toward innovative programming. We hold 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.

Summer Teacher Re-certification Workshop

This workshop helps middle and high school social studies teachers develop new ways to incorporate proper understanding of America’s founding principles, history and capitalist system into their curricula. We are working to raise $15,000 annually for three years (totaling $45,000) to support this program.

Junior Fellowships

Junior fellowships provide students with an internship internal at the CAS. Junior fellows undertake original research in conjunction with a CAS faculty member, present research at academic conferences and provide programming assistance. We are working to raise $20,000 annually to support this program.

You can support the CAS by check or by giving online (all major credit cards). Thank you!

Make checks payable to: CNU EF: Center for American Studies (3722)

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

Sponsorship Levels

$1,000 - $15,000

Provide visibility/marketing opportunities for companies, including speakers, signage, free registrations, table at exhibit hall

$10,000+

Create a named scholarship fund to support a talented American studies or national security student.

$5,000 - $50,000

$100,000 - $1,000,000

One of our signature programs (post-docs, Constitution Day Debate, annual conference, symposium, teacher workshops, junior fellows) named in perpetuity after the donor

$250,000 - $1,000,000

A gift of $250,000 would be used to create an endowed professorship; $1,000,000 would create an endowed chair. These gifts would allow us to attract and retain the most talented professors to teach in this program. Named in perpetuity after the donor.

$5,000,000

Upon the signing of a formal agreement between the donor and the CNU Education Foundation to provide a gift of $5,000,000, CNU agrees to rename the Center for American Studies after the donor.

Symposium Corporate Sponsorship

$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 CAS 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)

$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 CAS 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)

$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 CAS 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)

$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 CAS 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)

$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 CAS 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)

$5,000

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

Thank You to Our Sponsors

  • Laura and Pete Walker
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • TWS Foundation

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