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Help The Muse Stay Vital

The Muse Writers Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and your tax deductible donation to one of our funds will help us continue to serve the literary community--in Hampton Roads and beyond.

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Credit cards and checks are accepted. You can donate to one of our four main funds, sponsor an event or something in our center, or become a member. Please contact us if you have any questions or wish to discuss your options further, including making donations of securities. Thank you for your support!

Muse General Fund Donations

Your General Fund donation helps us with our day-to-day expenses (rent, utilities, supplies, and other operating expenses) as well as building for our future and supporting our outreach to youth, seniors, and the military community. We definitely appreciate--and use wisely--all general fund donations.

Muse Tuition Help Fund

The Dakota Anne Chacon Tuition Assistance Fund is our most important special fund. It's our policy to never turn anyone away from taking a class because they can't afford it. We established The Dakota Anne Chacon Tuition Assistance Fund to help defray the cost of tuition to those who need it. Thank you for helping hundreds of students.

Muse Conference & Craft Development Fund

The Julia Hislop Conference & Craft Development Fund awards current and past students at The Muse Writers Center funding and scholarships for participation in writers conferences and other craft-development opportunities, and can be used to help pay a portion of their tuition, expenses, and/or conference fees. Thank you for helping lifelong learners.

College and Graduate School Scholarships

The Joan Rorke-McClure Futures Scholarships are awarded each September to current and past students at the Muse Writers Center to help pay a portion of their tuition and/or expenses involved with beginning or continuing undergraduate or graduate study in the field of creative writing. Thank you for helping students of the word.

Gifts of Securities

A gift of an appreciated stock which you’ve held for more than a year can be better for the donor than giving cash. If you donate shares of stock that have increased in value since you purchased them, your charitable deduction is the stock’s fair market value when you gift to us. You can avoid capital-gains tax on the stocks increase in value, which you would have paid if you just sold the stock and donated the proceeds to The Muse. Please contact us for more information and to discuss your options.

Support The Muse through AmazonSmile!


Of course, we urge you to support your local bookstore (please shop at Prince Books and The Book Exchange), but when you buy anything else from Amazon (from computers and TVs to games and clothes), now you can earmark .5% of your purchase as a donation to The Muse Writers Center. It's easy!

When you shop at Amazon Smile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as at Amazon. To shop at AmazonSmile and support The Muse, simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages.

You use the same account on Amazon and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

Thank you for your support of The Muse Writers Center!


Financial statements are available upon written request from the Office of Charitable
and Regulatory Programs of the Commonwealth of Virginia.