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This Membership May help us continue building Stronger Communities

This Membership May help us continue building Stronger Communities

By Claire Bruntrager, Development Manager, Missouri Humanities

Why do we need the humanities? The humanities are vital for exploring what it means to be human. They create spaces for public dialogue, explorations of culture and heritage, investigations of past and current issues, and opportunities for lifelong learning. They feed into every discipline, from social sciences and literature to computer science and medicine. And they are vastly underfunded. Nationwide, less than 4% of charitable donations go to humanities-based organizations.

At Missouri Humanities, we believe all Missourians should have access to meaningful experiences in the humanities that promote a sense of belonging across diverse cultural backgrounds. As a 501(c)(3), we rely on the contributions of individuals like you to support our work. This May, we hope you will consider becoming a Missouri Humanities Member by making an annual gift of $50, $100, $250, $500, or $1,000. Memberships at any giving level last 12-months and include various benefits from complimentary books and merchandise to member-only events.

Most importantly, you are directly investing back into Missouri communities by becoming a contributing member. Last year, we offered 195 public programs, engaging over 155,000 Missourians. Across the state, we hosted programs highlighting Missouri’s rich and diverse heritage, supporting creative writing by veterans, assisting local cultural organizations, and facilitating public conversations on topics including history, religion, archaeology, anthropology, philosophy, literature, ethics, and civics. Your annual gift will directly support these programs and increase their impact across the state.

Missouri Humanities recognizes that when we understand the people, places, and ideas that shape our society, we can connect with others and work together much more productively— becoming a powerful force for change and progress. And you can help us make a difference by becoming a Missouri Humanities Member today.

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