Support HRP

Initial funding for the Human Rights Program came from the University and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Ongoing operating support for the Human Rights Program comes from the Provost, the College, the Division of the Social Sciences, the Humanities Division’s Neubauer Collegium, and the School of Social Services Administration. The Human Rights Internship Program is supported by grants from the Provost, the College, and the School for Social Services Administration, as well as by generous alumni and the Robert Kirschner Memorial Fund. 

Alumni donors have offered continuing and consistent support to the Human Rights Program, providing expendable resources and endowment. 

Endowment: Our donors have endowed a Visiting Professorship (Richard & Ann Pozen), a post-Baccalaureate Fellowship (Aizik Wolf), an Odyssey Scholarship (Richard & Ann Pozen), and several summer internships (Richard & Ann Pozen, Elliott Feldman). 

Sustained program support: Donors Bob Ellis & Jane Bernstein, Richard & Ann Pozen, and Dr. Barbara Kirschner and family have provided ongoing support for program initiatives. The Ford Foundation, the Teagle Foundation, and the University of Chicago Women’s Board have provided support for special projects. 

Internship sustainers: Generous alumni provide multi-year support for Human Rights internships. They include Bob Ellis & Jane Bernstein, Richard & Ann Pozen, Jeff Coburn, Alan & Vivienne Exelrod, Gerald & Win Greenwald, Jerry Knoll, John Pazour, and Louis Olom.

Young alumni: Over 50 young alumni of the Human Rights Program and Internships donate on a regular basis to support ongoing initiatives.

To make your donation to the Human Rights Program:

  • Call 1.888.UCHICAGO (1.888.824.4224) to pay by credit card. Tell the call center staff that your gift should be directed to the Human Rights Program.
  • Give online by credit card through our secure payment form.
  • Mail a check* to the Human Rights Program office:                                                                       

The Human Rights Program                                                                                                                   University of Chicago                                                                                                                               5720 S. Woodlawn Avenue                                                                                                                      Chicago, IL 60637

*Checks should be made payable to "The University of Chicago." Please include "Human Rights Program" in the memo line.