Support Global Health Studies

Students at Miami lead the drive to develop this Minor in Global Health (GHS). Global health is a growing field that integrates public health, international development, and global social justice. In consultation with experts in the field, we designed the minor from the ground up, creating a series of courses focused on giving students opportunities to have experiences and master the skills and transdisciplinary collaborative practices necessary to be competitive in and contribute to this growing field.

The faculty contributing to this minor are energetic, talented and committed, but ultimately the strength of student experiences in the minor will depend on the generosity of donors willing to contribute to our efforts.

There are several ways you can help us.

Unrestricted Gifts

These gifts allow us to apply your gift to the area of greatest need.

Designated Gifts

  • Sponsor symposia or a speaker's fund to bring in external experts in global health, extending student networks and insight into the field
  • Student grant or scholarship awards to offset costs of travel and off-campus immersion experiences
  • Fund an internal Miami Global Health Case Competition, sending the winning student team to the annual international competition in Atlanta
  • Travel or research awards for GHS faculty to facilitate the development of opportunities for student immersion experiences, and global health collaborative relationships with universities in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC)
  • Student grants and faculty expense grants to support senior thesis projects in global health
  • Fund the annual membership of Miami University to join the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), and fund travel expenses so that GHS faculty can annually take students to the annual CUGH conference

Please contact Evan Lichtenstein at the Miami University Division of University Advancement at (513) 529-1263 to find out how you can provide support for these areas.

Other Ways to Support GHS

If you work in global health, please consider:

  • coming to Miami and giving a guest lecture or workshop
  • providing internship experiences for global health minor students

How To Make Your Gift

Please make your check payable to the Miami University Foundation, designate Global Health Studies on the memo line, and send to:

Global Health Studies
c/o Miami University
725 E. Chestnut Street
Oxford, OH 45056

or give online:

Visit Miami's secure, encrypted online giving form and then:

  1. Under Designations, enter the dollar amount of your contribution in the Other fund box.
  2. Type in Global Health Studies in the Comments or additional gift details (academic area, class scholarship, etc.) box.

Stock/Appreciated Assets

Donors may transfer donate assets such as stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares, or real estate as gift commitments. The benefits of transferring appreciated assets may include tax deductions and the avoidance of capital gains tax. Please contact Evan Lichtenstein in the Miami University Division of University Advancement at (513) 529-1263 for further information.

Estate or Deferred Gifts

An estate or deferred gift to the Miami University Foundation designated for the Global Health Studies, can allow you or your advisors to incorporate future support for Miami University into your individual financial planning strategies. Please contact Evan Lichtenstein in the Miami University Division of University Advancement at (513) 529-1263 for further information.