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Giving to the George Herbert Society

You can give to the George Herbert Society online or by check:

  • Online with a credit card or bank account/debit card through PayPal at                          
  • Personal check in US Dollars drawn on a US bank, to “The George Herbert Society,” with memo line “GHS Fund” mailed to the address below.
  • International Money Order or Certified Check in US Dollars, to “The George Herbert Society,” with memo line “GHS Fund” mailed to the address below.

The George Herbert Society
Department of English, MHRA 3143
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1111 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC  27412  USA

Each gift will be answered by an emailed receipt. The George Herbert Society, Inc. is a non-profit corporation in the State of North Carolina, USA. Charitable contributions to the George Herbert Society are deductible in the USA under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The George Herbert Society promotes knowledge and appreciation of Herbert’s life and work by sponsoring international and regional events, publications, awards and prizes, and an ongoing website. While emphasizing scholarly approaches to Herbert, the Society is open to all who share an interest in his life, work, and lasting influence; while non-sectarian, the Society welcomes varied religious uses and appreciations of Herbert and celebrates his living legacies as one of the world’s great poets and spiritual writers.

Since its founding in 2005, the George Herbert Society has established an impressive record of memorable and good-sized international gatherings. Symposia and conferences have met where Herbert studied, spoke, and ministered in Great Britain, but also in more “outlandish” places: not only in Cambridge (2005) and Salisbury/Bemerton (2007), but also in Greensboro, North Carolina (2008), home to the GHS and one of the world’s largest rare Herbert collections. We’ve gathered in Powys, Wales (2011), site of his birth and home to his still living relations, the Earls of Powis, and also in Charleston, South Carolina (2010) and Grove City, Pennsylvania (2013), outposts of the widening Atlantic World that Herbert envisioned.

The George Herbert Festival of July 10-13, 2014 drew thousands to the site of Herbert’s last years in Salisbury/Bemerton; while our Fourth Triennial George Herbert Society Conference, October 16-18, 2014 in Phoenix/Tempe Arizona, saw the presentation of the first Chauncey Wood Dissertation Award; on October 29-November 1, 2015, we returned to Herbert’s Welsh childhood haunts for The Marcher Metaphysicals Conference, at Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, Mid-Wales; and most recently, on May 18-21, 2017, we crossed la Manche to Paris for our Fifth Triennial Conference. We now look forward to our rescheduled Sixth Triennial Conference as we return to Cambridge University during June 23-26, 2022.

Your gift to the George Herbert Society Fund, tax deductible in the USA, serves at least the following purposes: to subsidize the costs of producing, enhancing, promoting, and delivering the George Herbert Journal; to provide seed money for GHS events (conferences, symposia, special panels and speakers) and site restorations; to underwrite the Chauncey Wood Dissertation Award; and to sponsor travel grants for (post)graduate students and some select younger faculty for attending our events. The Fund is overseen by the GHS Allocations Committee.