Hundreds of generous donors make the work of Newcomb-Tulane College possible each year. Below are just a few examples of some of the extraordinarily generous individuals who have supported special projects and programs for undergraduate students.
Tulane alumni couple, Ann and John Rossi, know firsthand that studying abroad can be an illuminating and life-changing experience, and one they wanted to pass on to more Tulane undergraduates.
Supported by hundreds of donors to the Jean Danielson Memorial Scholarship, Lauren Kwiatkowski (LA '14) spent the summer of 2013 assembling an archival collection that documents a history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) life at Tulane University. Read more
When their daughter Meredith began attending Tulane University in 2003, Texans Kylene and Brad Beers brought their commitment to philanthropy and community engagement to New Orleans. The couple has supported a variety of programs for undergraduate students from the Tulane Reading Project to a lecture series that brings prominent public figures to campus. Read more
Keeping afloat of life on a college campus can become overwhelming. Fortunately, Tulane University students can visit the Academic Success Center for guidance. The work of the Academic Success Center is made possible in part by the support of Tulane parents Peter and Hilary Blum. Read more
To better prepare students for the challenging job market, the Tulane Career Center is set to grow significantly. The expansion is possible because of generous gifts from two sets of Tulane parents, Jeffrey and Susan Zimmer and Cory and Lisa Rapkin, who funded a two-year pilot program. Read more
Stuart Klabin (A&S ’53) created an endowment at Tulane University that has been making a real difference in the lives of undergraduates. Klabin credits his Tulane education, both inside and outside the classroom, for teaching him a way of life more than six decades after graduation. Read more
To prepare Tulane University students to navigate the job market, Lisa and Cory Rapkin generously sponsored the inaugural Career Wave. More than 500 sophomores, juniors and seniors attended the intensive career-planning event, held on Tulane's campus in January 2013, on two days before the spring semester began. Read more
With knowledge of the profound impact he could have on so many young lives and on his alma mater, Joseph “Joe” Davenport III (A&S ’59) decided before his death that his gift to Tulane would be a scholarship fund. Read more
Renee Hebert Bryant (NC ’48) and Dennis V. Bryant (A&S ’48) were devoted to each other—and to Tulane University. The couple met in college, and more than 60 years later, an endowed fund at Tulane for undergraduate scholarships ensures that their legacies will live on for countless generations. Read more
A college philanthropy class and a desire to encourage weird talents inspired Timothy Sykes (TC ‘03) to establish a scholarship during his junior year at Tulane University. The Timothy Sykes Daytrading Award for the Talented recognizes exceptional individuals whose achievements and abilities exist outside traditional areas of academia. Read more
While they were students, John Tiebout III (SE '12) and Colin Kemper (LA '12) received the Timothy Skyes Daytrading Award for the Talented. Tiebout spent a summer studying what happens when urban farms replace industrial space in Detroit, and Kemper worked with a professional string quartet to perform a music piece he composed. Read more
When she was young, Jacquelyn Smiley Robinson (NC ’85) dreamed of one day living in France. A scholarship established through a bequest from the late Newcomb College professor Margaret Groben made her dream come true while she was at Tulane. Robinson was so touched by Groben’s kindness that she created her own study-abroad scholarship. Read more
The late Jean Danielson inspired fierce loyalty among the countless Tulane students whose lives she changed over the course of 40 years as a professor, adviser and mentor. After her death in 2010, those same students responded in force to a call for scholarships in her honor. Read more
Newcomb-Tulane College awarded the first Danielson Scholarships in 2011 to Michelle Fauber (LA '12), Tory Kane (LA '13), and Angela Czesak (SE '13) who spent that summer building new lives for African refugees, teaching some of India’s poorest children, and making upgrades to a Tanzanian hospital. Read more
For more information on how you can make a difference, please contact Jenni Daniel, Director of Development for Newcomb-Tulane College, by email or phone, (504) 247-1651.
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