Western Michigan University and its Medieval Institute invite your partnership in maintaining and enhancing our unique role in developing the field of Medieval Studies. One way to do this is to contribute to one of our endowment funds, each of which supports a part of our mission.
Our newest fund, named for the Institute’s late director, Otto Gründler, supports Congress participants with preference given to scholars from Central European countries. Its proceeds enable promising younger scholars to attend the Congress, thereby enhancing the international character of the Congress and continuing an initiative begun by Otto Gründler in the 1970s.
The Institute’s commitment to Anglo-Saxon and manuscript studies gave rise to the Richard Rawlinson Center for Anglo-Saxon Studies and Manuscript Research, which receives income from an endowment originally established by Georgian Rawlinson Tashjian and David Reitler Tashjian. The Rawlinson Center houses an excellent working collection of books, offprints, microforms, video and audio, data discs, and images available to anyone having an interest in medieval history, languages, and manuscripts. The Center also sponsors an annual Congress speaker and supports students enrolled in the Institute’s MA in Medieval Studies program.
The Medieval Institute Endowment fund provides general financial support for all the activities of the Institute, especially its International Congress on Medieval Studies. This fund’s development and growth will ensure the continuation and enhancement of the Congress for future generations of medievalists.
If you would like to contribute to any of these funds, please make your check payable to the Western Michigan University Foundation, indicating your choice of fund, and mailing it to:
The Medieval Institute
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008–5432
You can make a restricted or unrestricted donation to the Medieval Institute online through the WMU Foundation .