Support the Dole Institute

Uphold the Legacy, Make a Difference

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.

There are many ways to support the work of the Dole Institute of Politics. You can make an unrestrictive gift, allowing your investment to be used where funds are most needed to support institute programming, initiatives, and exhibits.

You can also become a Friend of the Dole Institute, which specifically supports student initiatives such as the Student Advisory Board, the Lacy Internship Assistance Program, Research Fellowships, and Archival Travel Grants.

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

Gifts are made through a secure online donation platform administered by the Kansas University Endowment Association on behalf of the Dole Institute.

Connect with us

To learn more about available giving opportunities, set-up a meeting, and more, please contact our Development staff below. For other general questions, you can email the Dole Institute directly at


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Maria Fisher
Development & Outreach Coordinator

Contact for more information on Friends of the Dole Institute memberships, annual giving opportunities, planned giving, IRA charitable contributions, donor advised funds, and corporate and foundation giving opportunities.

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