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DARE Needs Your Help



The Dictionary of American Regional English is supported financially by the National Endowment for the Humanities (an independent federal agency*), the National Science Foundation**, private foundations, and many generous individuals.With the preparation of our audio materials, new pilot survey, and future updates to Digital DARE, we still need your help in making sure DARE continues On Beyond Z!  All contributions are greatly appreciated.

Gifts to DARE should be sent to:  

c/o University of Wisconsin Foundation
P.O. Box 78807
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807

Please make your check out to DARE/UW Foundation or to Frederic G. Cassidy DARE Fund. The gifts are deposited in Milwaukee but then credited to the appropriate account by the financial folks at the UW Foundation. (One reminder: this address is only for gifts. Other types of correspondence should not be sent to this address.)

Contributions can also be charged to a major credit card. To make a gift to DARE online, simply click on DARE Fund or  Frederic G. Cassidy DARE Fund and follow the directions.

Deferred gifts are also very much appreciated. Please contact DARE's Development Specialist, Jon Sorenson at,or at (608) 262-7211, with any questions concerning contributions to the Dictionary of American Regional English. Thank you very much for your interest and support.

Board of Visitors

DARE's Board of Visitors is made up of people who share a belief in the value of the project and a strong desire to see it completed. They meet twice a year at locations around the country to discuss development ideas and the editorial progress being made on the Dictionary. Visit the Board of Visitors page to learn more about the members of the Board.

*The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the agency. Without the support of NEH over forty years, however, DARE would not be a reality. We are grateful for the funding provided in these awards: RO-*0246-71, RT-*0568-74, RT-*0583-75, RT-*0855-76, RT-*2018-80, RT-20460-84, RT-20830-89, RT-21281-91, RT-21478-93, RT-21651-95, PA-23057-97, PA-23394-99, PA-23820-01, PA-50186-03, PA-51195-05, PM-50009-07, PW-50315-09, PW-50551-10.

**DARE has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) over a period of more than thirty years through the following awards: BCS 7924032, 8041291, 8242091, 8245226, 8318171, 8542384, 8645137, 8745772, 8908905, 9143115.  Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in DARE or this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF. 


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