A House of Possibility


"Friends" of the Kelly Writers House give to our Kelly Writers House Gift Fund which supports specific projects or general programming, semester by semester. "Friends" gifts have helped fund our Writers House Junior Fellows project, bought books for the library for a few months, and paid for the coffee that is always percolating in the kitchen. We acknowledge each and every gift on our website.

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If you already give annual gifts to the Writers House: thank you! We hope you will consider increasing — even doubling — the amount of your annual support during our campaign. Through the end of our campaign in May 2026, any increase to your previous annual gift will be invested in the Possibility Fund.


The Possibility Endowed Fund supports the entirety of the Writers House. Its capaciousness reflects the founding principles of the Writers House as a House of Possibility: a place for intellectually adventurous initiatives, collaborative work, and a learner-centered approach.

Established in honor of Al Filreis, the founding Faculty Director of the Kelly Writers House, the Possibility Fund will support all the activity that happens in the house and online: the projects and events, the prizes and internships, the collaborative learning. You can join the alumni, parents, community members, students, and friends who have already committed to securing the future of our house by making a gift.

Anyone can contribute to the Possibility Fund in any amount to help guarantee the permanence and sustainability of the Writers House. Thanks to a generous donor, we have a challenge match of one-million dollars. For each and every gift to the Possibility Fund, our challenge donor will make a matching gift, dollar for dollar.

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