PAMLA 2024 Matching Fund Drive

As an association, PAMLA depends entirely on our members and friends for our support. Can you make a donation to help our association and graduate students, non-US scholars, and creative artists and writers in our PAMLA 2024 Matching Fund Drive?

The exciting news is that for every dollar you and other PAMLA friends and supporters donate (up to $20,000), an anonymous PAMLA Patron has kindly agreed to match your donation! So, if you donate $18, you are really donating $36. Donate $50, and you are donating $100! And PAMLA is a 501(c)(3) charitable association, so your donation is tax deductible.

We love our graduate students at PAMLA, and we try to give them as much financial support as we can afford. We love our non-US scholars and creative artists and writers, as well. But PAMLA and our graduate students (and non-US scholars and creative writers/artists) have only the support you and our other friends, members, and supporters provide. And as you know, graduate students are the future of our organization. By recognizing their work with a scholarship, we send the message that they belong and are valued at PAMLA. However, we can only give as much as we receive in donations. As of today, we can offer only four graduate students a scholarship. Our goal is to get that number up to ten, or even more than that. So if you can chip in to the PAMLA General Fund, PAMLA Scholarship Fund, Sedenquist International Scholarship Fund, PAMLA German Fund, or Svonkin Creative Arts Fund, please do! We can’t do it without you, and every bit helps.

If you could donate any amount from $5 to $500 in our PAMLA Matching Fund Drive, you’ll be helping us to continue to thrive as an association. We work hard to plan and hold our annual PAMLA conference (in Palm Springs in 2024; in San Francisco in 2025). We are proud to publish our terrific peer-reviewed PAMLA journal (Pacific Coast Philology—do consider submitting a scholarly humanities essay to the journal for consideration). We want to keesupporting our graduate students with scholarships and affordable opportunities to grow as scholars. And we want to continue PAMLA’s intellectual and cultural innovations, such as PAMLA Events and PAMLA Arts Matter. But we need your help to do all of that.

So, can you make a donation to the PAMLA Matching Fund Drive?

To make a donation, please sign (email me if you need help signing in). And then click on the Donations tab at the top of the page. Then, click on 2024 Donation to the PAMLA General Fund, and/or one or more of our Other Scholarship Funds, and put a dollar amount of your choice in that box that reads “amount” (just the number, please; don’t include a $ sign), and check out from there.

You can also donate via a check sent via snail mail, or a Paypal transfer. We can also work out another means for you to donate to PAMLA (email me if  you wish to make a donation in some other way, or should you wish to start another PAMLA scholarship fund: [email protected]).

More information about our various scholarship funds can be found here:

Thank you for considering joining our PAMLA donors team. If you made a donation recently, thank you so much. If you have any questions about PAMLA or how to make a donation, please email, text, or call Executive Director Craig Svonkin: [email protected] or 626-354-7526. And thank you in advance for any help, no matter the amount, you can provide.