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NEH challenge for the Baker-Nord Center

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University has received a $650,000 challenge award from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support research and programs that advance the humanities across the Case Western Reserve campus and in the Cleveland community.

Founded in 1996 with a generous gift from Case Western Reserve alumni Eric T. (CIT '39; HON '98) and Jane Baker (GRS '76) Nord, the center supports faculty and student research in the humanities and sponsors a rich slate of humanities-oriented public programs, including lectures, workshops, symposia, arts events, and collaborative endeavors.

With the support of the NEH grant, the center will be poised to build on Case Western Reserve's expertise and infrastructure for networked global communication and collaboration; provide a new humanities focus in the undergraduate curriculum; and support faculty research utilizing new media and emergent technologies.

Because the NEH program is designed to help programs attract philanthropic support, the university must raise $2.6 million by December 2013 to match the NEH award at a ratio of 4:1.

To learn more about the NEH challenge grant or how to join the Friends of Baker-Nord, please contact Maggie Kaminski, director of external relations, at or 216-368-8961.

About the Baker-Nord Center

»Learn about the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities

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Get it started

The most satisfying philanthropic commitments begin with a thoughtful conversation between the donor and the institution. Case Western Reserve invites you to explore the university's priorities, read stories about the impact of giving, and learn more about how to give.

Start the conversation about giving: contact the development office at 216-368-4352.