Rutgers University Foundation


7 College Avenue
Winant Hall
New Brunswick, NJ 08550
County: Middlesex


Dr. Todd Wolfson

Grant Amount


Program Area

Informed Communities


Grant Details

To support a community media and journalism program that trains undergraduates and connects with communities on critical issues.

Organization Background

The Rutgers University Foundation was incorporated in 1973 and is chartered under the laws of the State of New Jersey. The Rutgers University Foundation has been granted 501(c)(3) tax status by the Internal Revenue Service for the sole purpose of securing and administering private gifts for the benefit of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with the approval of the University's Board of Governors and Board of Trustees. Governed by a Board of Overseers, which has the power, authority, and obligation to set fund-raising policies and oversee its operation, the Rutgers University Foundation is the exclusive channel for all gifts to the University from all private sources including individuals, trusts, estates, corporations, foundations, and organizations. The Rutgers University Foundation is the fund-raising arm of the university. We build relationships with alumni and friends, corporations, and foundations and seek their support of Rutgers programs throughout New Jersey and the world. Our sole mission is to support Rutgers.

Since 1923, The Rutgers University Graduate School of Education (GSE) has been a national leader in preparing educators who create effective and equitable learning and in supporting researchers who discover new knowledge that strengthens and advances their endeavors. Developing innovative programs that focus on attainment of educational excellence for diverse learners is among our 21st century goals.

Professor Saundra Tomlinson-Clarke is an Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology at Rutgers GSE. Faculty in the Department of Educational Psychology seeks to inform and improve educational practice through the creation and application of knowledge. Dr. Tomlinson's research focuses on the delivery of programs designed to increase engagement in learning and improve academic achievement for low-income and minority students. Dr. Penelope Lattimer is the Director of Rutgers Institute for Improving Student Achievement (RIISA) at GSE and the New Jersey School Development Council (NJSDC). Her office seeks to build networks and partnerships with districts and communities in New Jersey. Dr. Lattimer is the former Assistant New Jersey State Commissioner of Education and has served as an Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction in a large urban district, a high school principal, and teacher.

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