Dear friends of ECU's German program,
ECU's German program has its own 501(c)(3) fund to support German Studies here in Eastern North Carolina and to which anyone can make a tax-deductible contribution.
You can support our program and its students with a tax-deductible gift in at least three easy ways:
1. by credit card:
a. Copy the following link and paste it into a new browser window (keep this window of instructions open also):
b. On the giving page you just opened in a new window, scroll down to "Giving Reason" and choose the appropriate response.
c. Then click on "Click here to choose designation(s) for your gift."d. In the popup window, choose the "Foreign Language" folder by clicking the "+" to the left of the "Foreign Language" folder.
e. Select "German Studies Priority Fund" from the options provided and complete the transaction.
2. by check (made out to ECU Foundation, Inc., with German Studies Fund in the memo line), mailed to:
Ms. Jennifer Tripp
Major Gift Officer
Greenville Centre, Suite 1100
Mail Stop 301
East Carolina University
Greenville NC 27858-4353
3. by stock gifts, estate planning, or corporate sponsorship: please see the appropriate instructions and information at
With this Priority fund, ECU's German program will be able to provide qualified German majors and minors with a stipend for study in a German-speaking country, to present their original research at academic conferences, or to pursue advanced undergraduate study in German Studies in North America (some institutions such as Princeton periodically offer relevant summer seminars for highly qualified undergraduates). The fund will also help our program host German-related cultural events on and off campus, including in local schools that otherwise have no offerings in German language or culture.
If you have questions about this fund or its objectives, please do not hesitate to contact me (my information is below). In the meantime, and on behalf of my colleagues, vielen Dank!
Prof. David Smith