Donate $25 for the CHA's 25th Anniversary

Febuary 2023

Dear Friend and Supporter of the Center for Humanities & the Arts,

25 years. That’s how long the Center for Humanities & the Arts (CHA) has been alive and thriving on the campus of CU Boulder. 25 years ago I was in the middle of my PhD program in English literature at Boston University with no idea that I’d one day be living in Boulder county and directing an arts and humanities center. Helming the CHA for the last 3.5 years has been a privilege and joining the faculty at CU Boulder has been the best decision of my professional career.

This 25th Anniversary solicitation letter coincides with the Lunar New Year of the Water Rabbit—a time of reflection and contemplation, which is perfect when looking back at 25 years of the CHA. Rabbit years are peaceful and harmonious, which is also a great way to think about moving ahead and planning for more events, programs, and grants that illuminate the vitality of arts and humanities at CU Boulder.

I am passionate about arts and humanities, and each time I learn about the incredible humanities scholars, brilliant faculty artists, graduate students engaged in innovative research, and undergraduate students and staff pursuing their artistic talents and humanistic interests, I am inspired and invigorated. And I want you to be inspired and invigorated – to help the CHA amplify, support, and promote the richness of arts and humanities at CU Boulder.

Here's where you come in. To mark our 25th anniversary I’m asking friends and supporters of the CHA to please make a gift of $25 in honor of 25 years of the CHA on CU Boulder’s campus. And if it’s possible for you to give more, we’d be thrilled. Through generous gifts, we’ve been able to support faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates with fellowships, small grants, and awards. Donations like yours help us to promote, support, and encourage arts and humanities at CU Boulder and beyond.

You can read about the impact the CHA has had in our recently released 2021-22 Annual Report—the numbers don’t tell the whole story, but they illustrate the tangible support that the CHA has delivered in just a single year. Now imagine multiplying that times 25! To show my commitment to the CHA, I am making my own donation and hope you will too. I invite you will join me in making a gift to celebrate 25 years of the CHA. Click here to donate, or you can find the donation button at the top of this page.

Here's to celebrating 25 years of the CHA and looking ahead to 25 years (and more) of arts and humanities at CU Boulder!


Dr. Jennifer Ho
Director, Center for the Humanities & the Arts


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