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You are now being directed to the University of Kansas Endowment Association Web site. All donations made to the Dole Institute through the KU Endowment site are secure and used exclusively for the Dole Institute.

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Support the Dole Institute of Politics

The Dole Institute of Politics is committed to promoting political and civic participation as well as civil discourse in a bipartisan, balanced manner. A gift to the institute can help maintain free public programming, increase civic engagement, provide student opportunities, preserve history and celebrate the legacies of both Bob and Elizabeth Dole and their relevance to our nation’s history.

Associate development director Sheri Hamilton is happy to assist you in making a gift, creating an endowed fund, setting up a planned gift, or answering any questions you may have regarding donations.
Email:  |  Phone: (785) 832-7454

You can be a Supporter of the Dole Institute by making an unrestricted gift. This allows your investment to be used at the director’s discretion where the funds are needed most to support institute programming, initiatives and exhibits. Gifts can be made through an easy and secure online donation.

You can also become a Friend of the Dole Institute, which specifically supports activities of the Student Advisory Board, Internship Assistance Program, Archive Travel Grants and the Mentoring Program. Simply select your preferred membership below by clicking the level or amount. You will be transferred to a secure giving site at KU Endowment, which administers Dole Institute funding.

Supporters and Friends of the Dole Institute receive exclusive privileges to meet with our guests, attend our annual Friends/supporter dinner, pre-event receptions and advance notice of upcoming programs.

*Each level includes the benefits of all lower giving levels.

Associate – $50

  • Advance notice of upcoming Dole Institute events
  • Weekly email updates with special news and events
  • A copy of the Institute’s Annual Report

Friend – $100

  • Invitations to select pre-event receptions
  • Time Traveler benefits at over 250 historical institutions across the U.S. Visit for more info!

Great American Society – $250

  • Invitation to the annual Friends of the Dole Institute dinner
  • DVD of any one Dole Institute program upon request

Russell Society – $500

  • Invitations to select pre-event dinners
  • A personalized engraved brick placed on the entrance walkway (one time only)
  • Name included in the Dole Institute’s biennial review

Chairman’s Club – $1,000

  • Special reserved seating for the Dole Institute’s signature events
  • Personalized VIP Dole Archive tour (upon request with advanced booking)

Majority Leader’s Society – $2,500

  • Higher priority seating at signature events
  • Reserved parking at signature events
  • Commemorative gift

Senator’s Inner Circle – $5,000

  • Highest priority and two additional seats at signature events
  • Invitation for you and a guest to attend a private dinner hosted by Dole Institute Director
  • Free or reduced use of Dole Institute meeting and reception spaces (once per year, some restrictions apply)
  • Senator’s Inner Circle lapel pin

Legacy Society – $10,000

  • Reserved parking spot and two reserved seats at any event upon request

Special Giving Levels

Veterans and Students – $15

  • Advance notice of upcoming Dole Institute events
  • Weekly email updates with special news and events
  • The Leader newsletter delivered to your door

For more information on the Friends of the Dole Institute, please contact the Dole Institute.
Phone: (785) 864-4900



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