Support the Political Economy Research Institute
The Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) is a privately-funded student-centered initiative with a mission of engaging undergraduate and graduate students with faculty in teaching and research which will further our understanding of the market economy and its impact on the well-being of society. Your gift can provide transformational educational experiences for students and the broader community, advance our understanding of political economy and markets, and support sound public policy research in Tennessee. The Political Economy Research Institute advances this mission through faculty support, engaged teaching, rigorous research, undergraduate and graduate fellowships, lecture series, reading groups, and public outreach.
Ways to Give
The Political Economy Research Institute accepts gifts via credit card and electronic fund transfer online as well as cash or check via mail. We accept gifts of securities, real estate, life insurance, as well as in kind gifts, and disbursements from donor advisory funds, bequests, and IRAs. We also work with companies that offer employees corporate matching gifts.
Political Economy Research Institute Membership Levels
|Friends of the PERI Society Member||$ 100-$499|
|F. A. Hayek Society Member||$ 500-$999|
|James M. Buchanan Society Member||$ 1,000-$9,999|
|Director’s Council Member||$ 10,000-$49,000|
|PERI Legacy Society Member||Endowed Gift|
Annual giving provides the necessary student programming and research support for achieving the PERI’s mission. Annual gifts of any amount can be directed towards specific iniatives or to provide general support for the PERI. Specific iniatives may include undergraduate and graduate fellowships, guest lectures or debates, reading groups, and high school economics programs.
Endowment giving supports PERI programming for a lasting impact on MTSU students and research. Endowed giving can be directed towards specific iniatives or to provide general support for the PERI. Specific iniatives may include permanent support for undergraduate and graduate fellowships, guest lectures or debates, reading groups, high school economics programs, and distinguished or chaired professorships.
Contact Dr. Daniel J. Smith for more information on the Political Economy Research Institute giving opportunities at Daniel.Smith@mtsu.edu or 615-904-8485.
The Political Economy Research Institute does not accept gifts for directed research or teaching. Affiliated scholars are given complete academic freedom in both research and teaching.