Be a Champion for the HUMANITIES

The humanities are a powerful tool to guide and shape who we are and where we’re going.

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The humanities are a powerful tool to guide and shape who we are and where we’re going.

Every dollar donated has an impact.

Your contribution puts a book into someone’s hands, creates programs that will inspire the next leader, and sparks conversations that make us a more open and understanding society.

Michigan Humanities has a proud history of supporting a wide range of programs and grants, giving local communities the ability to develop our understanding of who we are.

Here are just a few of the programs and grants we are
proud to make happen:

  • The wonder of a diverse group of people gathered to hear Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha speak movingly about her commitment to Flint’s people and the power of communities in her Great Michigan Read book, “What the Eyes Don’t See.”
  • The importance of more than $535,000 in grant awards to Michigan communities.

  • The joy of young participants at Poetry Out Loud, gaining leadership and confidence while reciting and interpreting the collective works of many great poets.

  • The excitement in a rural community, where the whole town comes out, marching band and all, to see the next Museum on Main Street traveling exhibit Voices and Votes: Democracy in America in 2021 at a local library.


Please take a moment to show that the humanities matter with your one-time or recurring donation.

Best Regards,

Shelly Hendrick Kasprzycki
President and CEO


Board Members


Celeste Diehm (Chair), Grand Rapids
Jim Napolitano, (Vice Chair), Dryden
Bill Alsover (Treasurer), Newaygo
Petey Stephanak, (Secretary), Portage

Versell Smith, Jr. (Past Chair), Ann Arbor

Ethriam Cash Brammer, East Lansing
Joseph Stanhope Cialdella, Ann Arbor
April Clobes, Bath
Paul Chaffee, Freeland
Julie Dorcey, Saginaw
Matthew L.M. Fletcher, East Lansing
Deanne Gavalis, Kalamazoo
Colleen Graber, East Lansing
Amisha S. Harijan, Detroit
Jenell Leonard, Dewitt
Shannon Polk, Grand Blanc
Rena Richtig, Ph.D., Bark River
Jade Sims, Okemos
Kathryn Curtiss Spence, Saginaw
Glenn Stevens, Beverly Hills
Matt Stiffler, Ph.D., Ann Arbor

Shelly Hendrick Kasprzycki, President and CEO