Recently Dr. Lesley Northup, Dean of the Honors College and CHUE Advisory Board member, has made a generous donation of $500 to the Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment. Further, she has offered to match, up to $500, subsequent donations made until the end of the calendar year by the FIU faculty and staff. We at the Center are touched by this material demonstration of the faith that a colleague has put in our work. We are also grateful for the encouragement Dr. Northup offers to others to make similar demonstrations of support. Should any FIU faculty, staff, or administrators also wish to help, gifts can take the following form. Donations to the campus Ignite Campaign can be designated for CHUE. Checks can be made out to the FIU Foundation and sent to Michael Patrick Gillespie, CHUE, DM 333. I will see that they are deposited in our Foundation account and that your generosity is acknowledged. It is also possible to designate the Center as the recipient of your United Way donation. In every case, Dean Northup will be advised of your generosity.