2016 Call for Nominations to the Board

Board members meet to review grant proposals.

Board members meet to review grant proposals.

Humanities DC seeks nominations to its Board of Directors. All nominees must be residents of the District of Columbia.  Please provide a resume and a letter explaining why the nominee would be a valuable addition to the Board.  Nominees can be recommended or self nominated.

Board Members are appointed for a three-year term, with re-nomination possible for a second term.  Commitments include:

  • Stewardship of this 35 year old organization that provides humanities programs and grants to city residents
  • Financial support
  • A passion for promoting the humanities

Benefits include outstanding opportunities to connect with people across the city who are civically engaged and enjoy participating in the city’s life.

In electing individuals to serve, the Council strives for geographical and ethnic representation, and for balance between academic and public spheres.  From the academic sector, the Board elects teachers, scholars, and educational executives. Public nominees represent a variety of professional backgrounds, including but not limited to business, labor, law, technology, public relations, and cultural and civic organizations.  Board Members serve without compensation.

Please e-mail your information by April 18, 2016 to –

Mr. Gregory Jefferson, Chair, Nominations Committee

Humanities Council of Washington, DC



HumanitiesDC is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; however it is a private, non-profit organization and not a federal or District agency. The mission of the HumanitiesDC is to enrich the quality of life, foster intellectual stimulation, and promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation of local history in all neighborhoods of the District through humanities programs and grants.