Giving to the Religious Studies Program

The Religious Studies Program continues to provide quality education and outreach due to the generous support we have received. You can make a contribution to help us to continue our outreach efforts and high caliber academic work by contacting the Religious Studies Program at (520) 626-5152, sending a donation in the mail, or contributing online.

All donations to the Religious Studies Program are tax deductible. No amount is too small.


Alternatively, checks can be made payable to “UA Foundation/Religious Studies” and can be mailed to:

Religious Studies Program
1512 E. First Street, Room 203
P.O. Box 210105
Tucson, AZ 85721-0105

Ways to Support UA Religious Studies

The Robert A. Burns Fund

Established in 2011, the Robert A. Burns Fund honors the founder of the Religious Studies Program at the University of Arizona.  He opened the program in 1978, served as program director until 2011, and retired in 2016 after 45 years as a member of the faculty at the University of Arizona. The Burns Fund is a response to state and university budget cuts. The fund is used to recruit and hire outstanding instructors for the Religious Studies Program. The fund also has supported the Robert A. Burns Lecture Series, an annual community outreach event. DONATE NOW

The Donna Swaim International Award for Religious Studies

The Donna Swaim International Award for Religious Studies enables academically-prepared Religious Studies majors to study the religions of the world in the context of their cultures, through study abroad opportunities. This fund was established in 2014, to honor Professor Donna Swaim’s 50 years of teaching and service at the University of Arizona. DONATE NOW

Arizona in India Study Abroad

As part of this 5-week program, students spend three weeks traveling around the South Indian state of Karnataka and discovering the rich history and tradition of the region's religions. Students study Hinduism, Jainism, Islam, Buddhism, and Christianity through the ages as they experience the traditions firsthand in temples, mosques, and cathedrals, along with a rich survey of region's vast history through site visits of ancient cave temples and imperial ruins. DONATE NOW

The Dante S. Lauretta and M. Katherine Crombie Award for Science and Humanities Study

This award is presented to students who declare a major or minor in both the College of Humanities and the College of Science. DONATE NOW

General Religious Studies Support Fund

Donations to this fund support the overall operations of the Religious Studies Program, including teaching and community outreach. DONATE NOW