Wolf Fund for Diversity Education


Drs. Elaine and James Wolf created the Wolf Fund for Diversity Education to support Nebraska Wesleyan University’s efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive community. Elaine and the late James Wolf are long-time friends of Nebraska Wesleyan University and holders of a joint honorary degree of doctor of humane letters from Nebraska Wesleyan.

These funds support Nebraska Wesleyan University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion by providing opportunities to enhance the university’s cultural literacy in issues relating to race, religion, age, gender identity and expression, creed, color, ability, citizenship status, ethnicity and sexual orientation. We expect recipients of these funds to be intentional about diversity and inclusion in the project for which they apply and intentional in sharing their learning with the Nebraska Wesleyan community.

Proposal Guidelines

Wolf Fund for Diversity Education proposals must address one of the following purposes:

  1. Diversity programs primarily for students, including workshops, speakers, films,performing arts, experiential learning opportunities, and related events; 
  2. Student cultural immersion experiences and service learning opportunities through which students can experience cultures other than their own in the United States and abroad;
  3. Faculty and staff development, including conferences, speakers, workshops, teleconferences, or related experiences that will help participants to become better prepared to support diverse cultures and ideas and to more effectively and significantly challenge and support all Nebraska Wesleyan students about diversity issues.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time and part-time faculty members, as well as staff are eligible to apply for these funds.
  • Full-time and part-time Wesleyan students are also eligible to apply for these funds.

Proposal Deadlines for 2018-2019

  • Fall deadline is September 21, 2018 by 5 p.m.
  • Winter deadline is November 16, 2018 by 5 p.m.
  • Spring deadline is January 18, 2019 by 5 p.m.
  • Summer deadline is March 15, 2019 by 5 p.m.

Grants in the amount of $500 or less can be applied for on a rolling deadline. Grants in the amount above $500 will be evaluated according to the quarterly deadlines.

Application Process

The NWU Action Council for Diversity and Inclusion reviews and determines funding status of all proposals. Applicants can request up to $5,000 from the Wolf Fund for Diversity to support their proposed projects. All applications must be submitted via the online application below. These applications go directly to the chair of the Diversity Action Council.

Revised 9/10/2017

Explain your project in 250-500 words.
Project Description
What will the Wolf Fund request fund?

Contact Us

Wendy M. Hunt
Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion
(402) 465-2135
whunt [at] nebrwesleyan.edu

Action Council Members for 2018-19

  • Staff

  • Wendy M. Hunt (permanent member)
  • Shawna Newman (19)
  • Candice Howell (18-20)
  • Madeline Walker (18-20)
  • Faculty

  • Abigail Mitchell (16-19) Facilitator
  • Kelly Clancy (16-19)
  • Amy Ort (19)
  • Student

  • Jimmy Lowe (19)
  • Audrey Kuehn (19)
  • Molly (Mimi(Charron) (19)