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The Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program has established special funds to honor individuals from the campus and local community who have been leaders in advancing feminist activism and in promoting scholarship on women, gender, and sexuality.

The Maxine van de Wetering Women’s History Month Fund honors beloved professor emeritus Maxine van de Wetering, who offered one of the earliest women’s studies courses on campus, “Women in America,” in the mid-1970s. Contributions to this fund provide sources for programming for Women’s History Month, including the Maxine van de Wetering “Women Making History” Lecture Series.

The Judy Smith Student Activist Scholarship Fund honors long-time community activist Judy Smith, who reinvigorated the UM campus’s Women’s Resource Center, played a key role in establishing Blue Mountain Clinic and Women’s Opportunity and Resource Development (WORD), and co-taught the original women’s studies course on campus, “Introduction to Women’s Studies,” with Diane Sands in the mid-1970s. Contributions to this fund provide a scholarship for a Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies student who has shown exceptional commitment to community activism.

Please use the "comments/additional information about your gift" at the bottom of the page to indicate which fund, general or one listed above, you would like to donate to. If you have any additional questions for us, please don't hesitate to contact the WGSS office at 406-243-2584.