C. McKenzie (Mac) Lewis Memorial Classics Fund

Family and friends are establishing the C. McKenzie (Mac) Lewis Memorial Classics Fund.

This Memorial Classics Fund in his name, will support student scholarship Awards at the University of Waterloo and University of Guelph as well as field study Awards through Classical Association of Middle West and South (CAMWS) and at other professional associations that support Classical Archaeology. These awards will help support interests of future explorers and students who want to experience the search and discovery of enduring Classical ideas as well as learning about the exciting places of antiquity – ‘the rooms where it happened,’ to appropriate a phrase

We have financially primed the pump, to support these scholarship Awards, which have already made some initial grants. We hope family and friends will also choose to contribute. Our aim is to grow the Fund to a size where it can endow significant annual Classics Awards in perpetuity.

As we’ve tried to illustrate in other parts of this website, the availability of these Awards can help encourage a passion for and direct support of the study of Classics. Continuing education of the classics will be good experiences for members of our community, and through them, for the rest of us. We are eager to encourage and support those who want to do the hard and rewarding work of studying the Classics – no matter what their eventual career may be.

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With these stories and profiles of McKenzie, we think those with interest in Classics and especially with curiosity about ‘hands-on’ Archaeology can look to the example of McKenzie who clearly connected with his colleagues and students along the way; he found such satisfaction in the less-travelled, different paths of Ancient Classical study and Archaeology that he pursued.

Contact us and Donate:

If you have comments or questions or would like to send us your reflections about McKenzie, please contact us at: mac.lewis@gmail.com

If you are so inclined, we’d be honored with donations of any amount that you are comfortable with.

You can contribute by either:

Credit Card: Select Here to donate On-Line

Check: Checks can be made out to the C. McKenzie (Mac) Lewis Memorial Classics Fund and sent to: Mac & Mary Lewis; 5759 Long Brake Circle; Edina, MN 55439.

Direct Donations: Tax-deductible donations of $500 or more can be made directly to The C. McKenzie (Mac) Lewis Memorial Classics Fund within a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) at Schwab Charitable (see below for instructions for direct donations through Schwab Charitable).

Canadian donors: Canadian Donors can make Canadian tax-exempt contributions to this Fund at Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation: https://www.kwcf.ca/maclewis

Thank you for contributing to this Memorial Fund in support of the Classics

Direct Contributions through Schwab Charitable:

To contribute directly to the C. McKenzie (Mac) Lewis Memorial Classics Fund at Schwab Charitable ($500 minimum), click the box at Right and download a Schwab Donation Form. To Download a Schwab PDF contribution form, click here

Schwab Charitable Contribution Form:

Section 1: Ignore, it is pre-checked to show this is an existing account, and that you (donor) will start the transfer.
Section 2: Ignore, unless you are transferring from your existing Schwab Account. Account number and Name for Memorial Fund are filled in
Section 3: Complete to show the value of assets or cash being transferred
Section 4: Sign and Date
Section 5: Delivery Instructions for completed Form & Funds.
                Account number and Name for Memorial Fund are filled in.
                Funds can be sent by: Wire Transfer, EFT, DTC Transfer, or Mail
                Completed Form can be faxed, mailed, or sent via overnight delivery

Unless you would like to keep your privacy, please also send us an email at mac.lewis@gmail.com to show your donation – so that we can follow-up with Schwab to confirm receipt and verify you get acknowledgement.

These Organizations are Annual Award recipients from the Mac Lewis Memorial Fund:

There is more information about McKenzie, student comments, and guidance for the intended award recipients at these sites.

University of Waterloo: https://uwaterloo.ca/classical-studies/mac-lewis-memorial-award-classics

In tribute to Mac Lewis, who passed away in March 2020, the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Waterloo is honored to create the Mac Lewis Memorial Award in Classics, in collaboration with his family and friends. This annual award will recognize and support those students, in Classics or Anthropology, who share Mac’s passion for Greek and Roman archaeology or material culture. We are deeply saddened by the loss of Mac and hope you will join us in honoring his life and accomplishments. The Mac Lewis Memorial Award in Classics continues this legacy, honoring Mac’s passion for archaeology, his wonder at the diversity of the world around him, his spirit of exploration, and his commitment to inspiring future generations.

University of Guelph: http://uofg.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=2372&pg=entry

The University of Guelph Mac Lewis Memorial Classics Fund will support student scholarship Awards as well as field study Awards. The Fund will support the annual Mac Lewis Classics Awards. These Awards will help bring these interests to future explorers and students. They want to experience the search and discovery of enduring Classical ideas as well as learning about the exciting places of antiquity.

CAMWS, McKenzie Lewis Excavation and Field School Award: https://camws.org/node/1792

The CAMWS Executive Committee has voted to name one of the CAMWS Excavation and Field School Awards after McKenzie (“Mac”) Lewis of the University of Waterloo, Canada. Mac, who completed his Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology at Florida State University, was from 2012, the director of the Villa del Vergigno Archaeological Project. He was a much-beloved colleague and teacher, who last year won a CAMWS faculty-undergraduate collaborative research grant for digitizing data from the excavations. He was serving on the CAMWS Resolutions Committee at the time of his death. The McKenzie Lewis Fund will support a “Mac Award” each year.