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Make A Gift – Make A Difference

Departments at UNC-CH are supported generously by the state of North Carolina, but with state funds alone no academic department can achieve excellence and surpass the accomplishments of similar departments at competing institutions across the nation. Gifts from our friends and alumni allow the Department of Romance Studies to support innovative faculty research and instruction, enhance the professional life of graduate students, and provide undergraduate and graduate students with stimulating curricular designs and state-of-the-art facilities.

Giving Options

Department of Romance Studies Gift Fund

Contributions to the Romance Studies Gift Fund are used for general support for the Department. Contributions by donors have allowed faculty to develop new courses as well as travel to conferences to present scholarly papers; they have funded graduate students’ travel to research facilities worldwide, and they have enabled the Department to modernize teaching and research technologies.

The Larry D. King Post-Graduate Fellowship

Professor of Spanish Larry D. King worked in the Department of Romance Studies, then Romance Languages and Literatures, for over 30 years, and served as Chair of the Department from 2006 to 2013. One of his many accomplishments includes the establishment and growth of the UNC in Sevilla study abroad program, enabling many undergraduate students to study abroad and develop a greater understanding of the language and culture of Spain. In this spirit, the Larry D. King Post-Graduate Fellowship seeks to award a graduating Hispanic Literatures and Cultures or Hispanic Linguistics major a 9-month experience living in Seville, Spain. More about the award can be found here. With additional funding, we would like to establish an endowment that would ensure this award could be sustained for years to come.

Jacques Hardré Distinguished Professorship

From 1965 to 1975, Professor of French Jacques Hardré served as Chair of the Department of Romance Studies, then Romance Languages and Literatures. During that time, the Department grew and awarded more than 400 M.A. and Ph.D degrees in French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Upon his death in 2007, Dr. Lucius Moore, a student of public health who remembered with admiration the French courses he had taken with Professor Hardré, left us a generous endowment to fund the Jacques Hardré Distinguished Professorship in Romance Studies. The fund currently has $1,246,495. The Department would like to increase that amount in order to produce sufficient income to bring a renowned scholar to teach and conduct research in the Department. Contributing to this fund would help us reach our intended goal of $1,500,000.

Romance Studies – Hardré Fund

The Department of Romance Studies Hardré Fund supports a range of departmental needs, including an annual award for undergraduates. With additional funding, we would like to establish summer research awards for undergraduate French majors to allow them to conduct research in a French-speaking country.

Give by Mail

You can also send your tax-deductible gift by mail. Make sure you indicate that your gift is designated for the Department of Romance Studies, and address it to:

The Arts & Sciences Foundation
Buchan House
523 East Franklin Street, CB# 6115
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-6115

For more information on other ways to support the Department of Romance Studies, contact André Williams at the Arts and Sciences Foundation at 919-962-6183, or, or visit the Foundation’s website. Thank you for choosing to make a gift to our Department. We are grateful for your gifts that directly support students, faculty and programs in the College.

Thank You to All Donors who make Romance Studies Possible!

André Williams

Please contact me for any questions related to supporting the Department of Romance Studies.

Andre Williams

André Williams
Director of Development
The Arts & Sciences Foundation
Buchan House
523 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514