The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department of English Guest Speaker Fund

Department of English Guest Speaker Fund

Learn more about your impact

The Department of English Guest Speaker Fund provides resources for hosting events featuring noteworthy speakers at ASU, either virtually or in person. Your gift will be used toward speaker fees, transportation, refreshments, facility rentals, sound systems, and software, among other items that enhance events like the TomorrowTalks series, which has featured political commentator Michael Eric Dyson, philanthropist Melinda Gates and race scholar Ayanna Thompson.

Our access mission is the heartbeat of what we do at ASU. We want to give students opportunities to engage with some of the most influential people about some of the most pressing issues of the day so that they can shape a future we all want to be a part of.

Kyle Jensen, director of writing programs in ASU’s Department of English

Impact of Donor Support

  • More learners can pursue higher education. In 2022, 22,000 donors contributed $66.3 million for scholarships.
  • More students succeed. ASU ranks #1 among the state’s public universities for its 86% first-year retention rate thanks in part to donor-funded student success initiatives.
  • And donors helped ASU offer more than 4,500 hours of free tutoring.

I believe ASU is a major life force in our community and I want to do my part to help it thrive."

ASU donor Jeremy Meek

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