Giving to the Department of Anthropology

Your generous gift helps advance learning and research in the MSU Department of Anthropology.  Donations can be directed to any of the following funds and initiatives:

  • Department of Anthropology – This is a general fund used to support undergraduate and graduate student travel and research, bring in visiting scholars for lectures and workshops, and support other learning events across the sub-disciplines
  • Alumni and Friends Expendable Fund in Archaeology – This fund supports a competitive archaeology student research enhancement award and visiting archaeology scholars that provide public lectures, visit classes, and provide student workshops.
  • Forensic Anthropology Lab Fund – Special equipment needed for the lab as well as forensic student research and learning support is provided with this fund.
  • Department of Anthropology Memorial Fund – Used occasionally to collect donations in honor of a recently deceased member or friend of the department. Families of the deceased typically help decide how the memorial funds are used, usually a scholarship related to the individual’s work.
  • Archaeology – This is a general archaeology fund that can be used to cover lab and field equipment, student support for conferences, research, or teaching needs.
  • Lynne Goldstein Fellowship Fund – Provides fellowships to graduate students in any of the sub-disciplines who have worked with the Campus Archaeology Program.

To donate to the Department of Anthropology, visit and choose any of the funds above.