Prior to booking your event, you must secure funding to cover the costs. Sources of funding include relevant department, program, committee, and center chairs. There are certain endowed funds managed by faculty holding special appointments as well. As appropriate, you may be able to apply to the Lecture Committee, the Davis Center, the Gaudino or Schumann fellows, and/or the Dively Committee for funding as well. Do not assume you have contributions without confirming with the managers of specific funds.
Please note that the Dean of the Faculty’s office typically does not contribute extra funding for events, as they have incorporated event funding into most department and program budgets already. The money remaining there is reserved primarily to support faculty scholarship.