Students reading in Cody Marrs' classroom

Support the English Department

The Department of English at the University of Georgia is a rich, rewarding place to study and teach, thanks to the gifts of alumni and friends. Our generous donors sponsor departmental awards for teachers and students, fund visiting speakers, and support student and faculty research. With your help, we can expand our intellectual vibrancy and make the University of Georgia the South's literary center. Honor those who helped shape your love of literature by making a gift today!

To donate by check, please mail to: UGA Foundation, 394 S. Milledge Avenue, Athens, Georgia 30602-5582 and specify which fund. To donate to the department by credit card please follow the links below.

If you'd like to set up a recurring gift, download the linked authorization form. This option allows donors to make regular payments through EFT from their banking institutions or by way of credit card charges. If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Aina, Assistant Director of Annual Giving at 706-542- 3581 or

English Department Fund

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The English Department Fund provides essential support to the department’s endeavors relating to research, instruction, and public outreach.

R. Baxter Miller Award in African American and Multicultural Literature

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Named in honor of faculty member Dr. R. Baxter Miller, this fund provides monetary awards for excellence in African American and Multicultural Literature by graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of English.

The Diann Blakely Visiting Poet Fund

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Named in honor of Diann Blakely, this fund supports a visiting poet’s short-term residency in the Department of English.

Looking for further giving opportunities? Please see a complete list of English department funds.