A Message from Dr. Price
For thirteen years, the Institute has played a central role in fulfilling Rutgers-Newark’s mission to engage with the local community through academic and civic programs that have as their collective objective, making Newark a more livable, interesting and civically wholesome urban environment.
Toward realizing that vision, the Institute sponsors programs that bring scholarship within the reach of the general public and community at-large, particularly teachers, students, parents, caregivers, elected officials, public servants and life-long learners. Those programs include the annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, approaching its thirty-first year; the Teachers as Scholars program for Newark Public School teachers; the U.S. History Saturday Academy for Newark school children; the Geraldine R. Dodge Post-Doctoral and Gustav Heningburg Civic Fellowship programs; and the World Dance Symposia Series. In 2007, the Institute was at the helm of an extraordinary civic effort that acknowledged and commemorated the fortieth anniversary of the civil unrest in Newark.
In February of 2010, I established in my own name an Endowment for the Humanities. This $100,000 Endowment, unprecedented for a Rutgers faculty member, will ensure the ongoing sustainability of the Institute. It supports the future of existing programs and will enable new initiatives to take form. Other gifts have followed from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Victoria Foundation, and individual donations to the Endowment.
In December, 2010, the Institute learned that it had been awarded a $250,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the Clement Alexander Price Endowment for the Humanities, a first. Shortly afterwards, the Institute received a generous pledge of $100,000 from the Prudential Foundation for the Endowment.
Together with these and future gifts, the Institute will strive to meet its goal of securing $2 million for the Endowment, to sustain the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series and other Institute programming in perpetuity. Your contribution to the Clement Alexander Price Endowment for the Humanities will insure the sustainability of the goals, mission, and vision of the Institute and enable the Institute to sustain its most innovative programmatic initiatives, placing Rutgers-Newark at the vanguard of public research universities that have a commitment to civic engagement.
To make an online donation to the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, and the Clement Alexander Price Endowment for the Humanities
, Please visit the Rutgers Foundation secure website
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to the address listed on the form.
Thank you sincerely for your generosity.