SUNY Center for Humanities, Arts and TechnoScience 

Support CHATS

The Center for Humanities, Arts and TechnoScience (CHATS), a bold interdisciplinary initiative within The College of Arts and Sciences, is dedicated to promoting the exchange between the sciences and humanities and exploring their profound impact on individuals and society.

Without the support of alumni, parents, friends, and faculty, CHATS would not be possible. You can make a difference by supporting CHATS through one or more of the following options:

Named Giving Opportunities for CHATS

Professorship in the Humanities

Professors who demonstrate on-going intellectual development and leadership in their fields are crucial in furthering the efforts of CHATS. A gift of $1 million would allow us to fund such individuals and continue the growth of our projects.

Visiting Scholar or Artist Endowment

Creativity is a big part of what shapes CHATS, and involving new scholars and artists is key to on-going creativity of our Initiative. A gift of $500,000 would allow a Visiting Scholar or Artist to join our team in creating new innovative projects, and expand CHATS impact.

Endowed Lecture Series

Lecture series encourage, inform, and open discussions on a vast array of topics. A gift of $100,000 would support the importance of educating our academic community on various areas of the Sciences and Humanities listed below:

Media Studies
Humanities (general)
Technology and Ethics
Medicine and the Humanities

Named Lecture or Program Fund

Lectures and Programs are critical in continuing our efforts to educate our academic community, and offer additional educational opportunities for our students. A gift of $2,500 or more would allow the naming of a lecture or program.

Sponsor Event, Technology Booth or General Program

Events, such as the Technology Play Project, encourage our students, faculty, and community to experience the efforts of CHATS. A gift between $1,000 and $2,500 would allow us to continue such events, as well as continue the development of Technology Booths.

Gifts of cash or appreciated securities in support of CHATS are welcome at any level.

Use any of the following options to make your gift:

Credit card
Online at

Increase the impact of your gift through your employer's matching gift program.

Make gifts payable to:

The University at Albany Foundation, Attn: CHATS
University Administration Building
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

Support CHATS through your will by contacting:

Richard Ingles,
Director of Gift Planning at 518-437- 4779
[email protected]

Direct Individual gift inquiries to:

Michael Messitt
Assistant Dean for Advancement
College of Arts and Sciences
[email protected]

Direct Corporate and Foundation gift inquiries to:

Penelope Benson-Wright
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
University at Albany
[email protected]