Additional Funds

The Warren G. Abrahamson II Fund for Evolutionary Biology & Ecology was established to honor Warren “Abe” Abrahamson on the occasion of his retirement from teaching in 2011 by colleagues, former students, fellow researchers, and other friends. The fund supports teaching, learning, research, and scholarship at Bucknell in the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology as well as their application in the fields of environmental studies and conservation.

The Alumni Association Board of Directors Endowment was established in 2004 by the board of directors of the Alumni Association of Bucknell University and Bucknell University. Income from the fund shall be used to support the mission of the Alumni Association, “to be an active and effective advocate for alumni in order to promote and enhance Bucknell.”

The Arias Family Bucknell Public Interest Program (BPIP) Internship Fund was established in 2005 by Louise and Robert Arias, parents of Andrew Arias, Class of 1999. The fund shall support internship opportunities through the Bucknell Public Interest Program.

The BEAA Transformative Engineering Education Fund was established as an endowed fund with gifts from members of the Bucknell Engineering Alumni Association and other donors. Income from the fund supports transformative educational experiences in the College of Engineering. The goal is to provide undergraduate students with opportunities to participate in important and enriching education programs. The fund will provide flexibility to the College of Engineering to be responsive to student needs and take advantage of emerging educational activities while leveraging the input and guidance of engineering alumni.

The Bachman Fund for Faculty Advisors was established as an endowed fund with gifts from Trustee Jeb Bachman and Sally Bachman, Class of 1978. Income from the fund will be used by the University to provide grants for faculty advisors of student fraternities and sororities in support of their direct interaction with student leaders of these organizations.

The Balakian Fund for the Arts was created with gifts from the Balakian Family Foundation to provide high impact off-campus experiences in the arts for students studying art and art history, music, and creative writing. The fund will support student research, travel, work experiences, and participation in summer workshops. The fund honors the strong Bucknell legacy of the Balakian family, whose members include: Arax Balakian, Class of 1948; G. Peter Balakian, Class of 1973; James Diran Balakian, Class of 1978; Janet Nafena Balakian, Class of 1983; and James Gerard Balakian, Class of 2010.

The Beavers Internship was established by Thomas Gessner and the trustees of the Beavers Charitable Trust. The income from the fund will be used to support the civil engineering faculty in taking students to visit various construction projects during the spring semester of their junior year.

The Rowland E. Bell '59 Entrepreneurship & Innovation Fund was created by gifts from Rowland E. Bell, Class of 1959. Income from the fund supports entrepreneurship and innovation programs and associated activities for students.

The Milton & Eleanor Berelson Judaica Collection Endowment was established in 1988 by Stuart E. Berelson, Class of 1959, and others, to honor his parents' lives and commitment to education. Income from the endowment may be used to acquire books and other library materials in the field of Jewish Studies, to increase awareness of the contributions of the Jewish experience, enhance the appeal of Bucknell to students of the Jewish faith, and to support programs and activities that promote the use of the collection.

The Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library Fund was established with a bequest from the estate of Ellen Clarke Bertrand. The income derived from this fund is used to support the acquisitions, operations and maintenance of the library, and its provisions of services and materials to Bucknell’s academic community.

The William P. Boger Jr., M.D. Faculty Award was established in 2006 by William P. Boger Jr., M.D., Class of 1934, in Dr. John Rice’s memory and shall be awarded to a faculty member in the sciences who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship.

The Boyer Family Fund was created by gifts from Blair A. Boyer, Class of 1983, and his wife, Elizabeth, dedicated parents of Eliza Boyer, Class of 2016, and Sonia Boyer, Class of 2018. Income from the fund will support management education, with preference for supporting experiential learning opportunities and curriculum development projects that benefit both management and non-management majors.

The Edward McKnight Brawley Endowment was established in 2008 by the Black Alumni Association and Bucknell University. Income from the fund shall be used to assist students who have been historically underrepresented in activities such as tutorials, workshops, research opportunities, and internships so that they may pursue those activities.

The Lauren P. Breakiron Technology & Management Fund was established by Lauren P. Breakiron, Class of 1952. Income from the fund shall be used to support interdisciplinary programs or activities that integrate engineering and management education in ways that provide a more holistic perspective on complex corporate problems involving technology.

The Gladys Brooks Special Collections Library Endowment was established for the acquisition of books and periodicals in support of special new curricular programs or newly emerging areas of faculty interest.

The Bucknell Athletics Leadership Institute was funded by gifts from Emeritus Trustee William D. Dearstyne, Class of 1962, and his wife, Elizabeth. Income from the fund supports a comprehensive learning initiative designed to identify, develop, and challenge student-athletes in their continued quest to become leaders in academics, in athletics, and in life.

The Bucknell Community Engagement Fund recognizes Wayne Bromfield's distinguished career of service to Bucknell University and the people of Lewisburg and Central Pennsylvania. The fund will support Bucknell activities in the Lewisburg area that improve our region and strengthen the University's relationship with the community.

The Bucknell University Endowment for Men’s Lacrosse was established by the men’s lacrosse team alumni, family, and friends in honor of Sid Jamieson, longtime coach of Bucknell’s men’s lacrosse team. Income from the fund shall be used to support the men’s lacrosse program.

The Bucknell University Varsity Swimming & Diving Endowment was established in 2011. The fund supports and advances Bucknell’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams by providing resources that may be used by the teams for travel for national or other postseason competition, recruiting, or training; support for assistant coaches; or other needs that may arise.

The Canonica Family Water Polo Endowment was established in 2009 by Gregory A. and Robin C. Canonica to honor Kandis R. Canonica. The fund gives preference to support of the Bucknell women’s intercollegiate water polo program and is intended to help the University’s women’s and men’s program to compete successfully at the highest possible level.

The Kandis R. Canonica Water Polo Fund was established as an endowed fund with gifts from Gregory A. and Robin C. Canonica in honor of their daughter, Kandis, Class of 2011. Income from the fund is intended to assist the University's water polo programs to compete at the highest possible level, with a preference for supporting the Bucknell women's varsity water polo program.

The F. W. “Bill” Carson ’42 & Betty Thomas Carson ’42 Tennis Endowment was established in 2000 by Betty Carson ’42 and Bill Carson ’42, a member and two-time captain of Bucknell’s varsity tennis team. The fund shall be used to support the men’s and women’s varsity tennis teams.

The College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Fund for New Faculty Support was established as an endowed fund with a gift from anonymous donors. Income from the fund supports the recruitment and retention of talented new faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences who exhibit teaching excellence.

The F. Michael Corrigan Men’s Basketball Endowment was established under an agreement completed in 2006 by F. Michael Corrigan, Class of 1957. The fund supports Bucknell’s intercollegiate men’s basketball team coaches, and is intended to help the team compete successfully at the highest level.

The Dalal Family Fund for Creativity & Innovation was established as an endowed fund with gifts from Yogen and Peggy Dalal, former members of the Parents Board and dedicated parents of Nina M. Dalal, Class of 2008. Income from the fund will promote creativity at Bucknell through faculty and student collaboration on innovative projects across the curriculum.

The Martha Sober Davis ’45 Memorial Management Fund was established in 2007 by her brother, Charles T. Sober, Class of 1939, to honor her memory. The fund supports management education at the highest possible level by aiding the students, faculty, and programs of the department of management.

The Dawson Family Fund for Counseling & Student Development was created by gifts from Peter and Christina Dawson, dedicated parents of Miles Dawson, Class of 2012. Income from the fund supports Bucknell's Counseling & Student Development Center services, including the group therapy, alcohol awareness and intervention, and suicide prevention programs.

The Elizabeth T. & William D. Dearstyne, Jr. Endowment for Classical Music Appreciation was funded by gifts from Emeritus Trustee Bill Deastyne, Class of 1962. Income from the fund supports music appreciation activities for students, including but not limited to performance attendance by students or other activities associated with classical music and opera mainly from the western tradition. Income may also be used to support visiting artists or lecturers.

The Dixon Family Fund for Creativity, Arts & Innovation was established as an endowed fund with gifts from James and Tanja Dixon, dedicated parents of Caroline E. Dixon, Class of 2017. Income from the fund will promote creativity at Bucknell through faculty and student collaboration on innovative projects across curriculum.

The Ekard Resident Artists Fund was created with anonymous gifts to engage studio art students in master classes and studio art experiences with artists from outside the Bucknell community. Income from the fund will be used to further these engagement efforts, including but not limited to providing support for compensation, lodging, and related expenses for visiting artists.

The Endowment for Bison Men's Soccer was established in 2010 by a Class of 1980 member of the men's soccer team. The fund provides Bucknell's intercollegiate men's soccer program with resources to strengthen and maintain the competitive level of the program.

The Endowment for the Support of the Student Managed Investment Fund Faculty, Research, & Programs was established in 2011 with gifts from anonymous parents. Income from the fund supports faculty, research, teaching, and conduct of student investments in the University’s endowment through the Student Managed Investment Fund Program.

The Engineering Success Alliance Program Endowment was established under an agreement completed in 2011 and funded by gifts from George J. Pierson ’84. The fund supports the Engineering Success Alliance program and is intended to provide resources to advance the work and goals of that program.

The Harold L. & Mary Louise Evans Memorial Fund for Women's Varsity Golf was established as an endowed fund with gifts from their daughter, Susan E. Evans, Class of 1964, to honor the memory of Harold L. and Mary Louise Evans. Both Harold and Mary Louise were involved with the Bucknell Golf Club from its beginning. Harold was affiliated with the University for more than 70 years, with the majority of those years as the resident golf professional. He was also the first intercollegiate golf coach for 25 years at Bucknell. Income from the Fund will provide financial support to the women's varsity golf program at Bucknell.

The Jeffrey C. Evans Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory was established by Michael J. Costa, Class of 1991, and Laureen Leptinsky Costa, Class of 1990, funded through the Houston Endowment in honor of Professor Jeffrey C. Evans, who personifies Bucknell’s teacher-scholar-mentor model. The fund supports equipment purchases, use and maintenance of the lab, and is intended to provide resources to advance student and faculty coursework, experimentation, and research in geotechnical engineering.

The Fetterolf Family Fund for Men's Crew was established as an endowed fund with gifts from Donald L. and Linda K. Fetterolf, dedicated parents of Brian Scott Fetterolf, Class of 1993. Income from the fund will be used to support men's crew, including but not limited to coaches' compensation and benefits, and other expenses such as equipment costs, race-entry fees, and team travel.

The Kenneth W. Freeman Dean of the College of Management's Innovation Fund was established in 2008 by Bucknell trustee Kenneth W. Freeman, Class of 1972, and his wife, Janice W. Freeman. The fund shall be used for the College of Management dean's innovation fund.

The Fund for Service-Learning was created by gifts from anonymous alumni donors in honor of Janice Butler, Director of Civic Engagement & Service-Learning at Bucknell. Income from the fund supports student service-learning opportunities.

The Eugene A. & Suzanne H. Gorab Endowment was established in 2008 by Eugene A. & Suzanne H. Gorab Foundation, and Eugene A. Gorab, Class of 1985. Expenditures from the fund are unrestricted and shall be used for the general purpose of the University.

The Graham Building Operations & Maintenance Fund was established as an endowed fund with gifts from Trustee William A. Graham IV, Class of 1962. Income from the Fund supports the operations and maintenance of the Graham Building.

The William A. Graham IV Women’s Varsity Athletics Endowment was established in 2004 by William A. Graham IV, Class of 1962. The fund is intended to support equitable opportunities for all coaches and athletes participating in University women’s varsity athletic programs, regardless of chosen sport.

The William A. Graham IV Wrestling Endowment was established in 2004 by William A. Graham IV, Class of 1962. The fund supports Bucknell’s intercollegiate wrestling program and is intended to enable it to compete successfully at the highest possible level.

The Tom Greaves Fund for Research & Curricular Development was established by Tracy Meerwarth Pester, Class of 1996, and her mother, Lurenna M. Meerwarth, in honor of Thomas C. Greaves, professor emeritus of sociology and anthropology. Income from the fund supports research and curricular development in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, including, but not limited to, students conducting research with faculty, student/faculty conference travel, local and international field work, curricular development, and seed funding for pilot projects. The Fund’s goal is to advance students’ understanding of the work of anthropology and sociology by actively involving them in research.

The Frederic & Linda Greenberg Fund for Jewish Life & Learning was established in 2000 by Linda Garrett Greenberg, Class of 1963, and her husband, Frederic Greenberg. The fund shall be used to nurture the life of the Jewish community at Bucknell and to deepen the understanding of Jewish thought, history, and traditions among students of all faiths.

The Art Gulden Cross Country & Track & Field Endowment was established in 2002 by alumni and supporters of the cross country and track and field programs in honor of Coach Art Gulden on his 30th anniversary at Bucknell. Coach Gulden touched the lives of many of Bucknell’s finest athletes as head coach of the cross country and track and field programs, teaching the value of hard work, dedication to achieving goals, and teamwork. Income from the fund shall be used to support the cross country and track and field programs.

The Douglas B. Hall ’91 Memorial Endowment for Outdoor Experience was established in 2006 by his parents, Gerald ’63 and Nancy Hall, and other friends, to remember Doug and honor his spirit of adventure. Expenditures will be made from the fund to provide assistance for Bucknell students enhancing their undergraduate or graduate educational experience by participating in activities such as rock climbing, spelunking, cross country skiing, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking, or other adventurous activities. Eligible expenditures of the fund include the purchase of related equipment and supplies, training classes, group activities, and related travel and sundry expenses.

The Healthcare Research & Design Fund was established by Michael J. Costa, Class of 1991, and Laureen Leptinsky Costa, Class of 1990, to provide financial support for healthcare-related research and technology development projects directly involving undergraduate students in the College of Engineering. Income from the fund will directly support student participation in science and engineering research and design through student stipends, materials, supplies, and laboratory equipment for healthcare-related projects. The fund is designed to enhance student opportunities and leverage additional support for healthcare research and medical device development in the College of Engineering.

The Terry J. Hibbard Mechanical Engineering Endowment was established in 2005 by Terry J. Hibbard, Class of 1971. The fund supports the students, faculty, and programs of the College of Engineering, with preference for the department of mechanical engineering, and is intended to enable the mechanical engineering program to educate students at the highest possible level.

The Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Curriculum Development Fund is established to support interdisciplinary course and program development within the College of Arts & Sciences.

The Kalman Fund for Jewish Life & Learning was established in 1999 by Ernest M. Kalman ’56, and his wife, Joan. The fund shall be used to nurture the life of the Jewish community at Bucknell and to deepen the understanding of Jewish thought, history, and traditions among students of all faiths.

The Kiken Family Wine Studies Endowment was established in 2009 by Norman P. Kiken, Class of 1964, honoring the memory of Evelyn Kiken. The fund provides experience tasting, using, and enjoying wine so that participants will be better able to enjoy, understand, and use a wide variety of wines in personal and professional settings.

The Richard A. Klein Theater & Dance Production Endowment was established in 2006 by Richard A. Klein, Class of 1969. The fund supports the creative experience and education of Bucknell students by underwriting theater and dance performance and production to involve students under the oversight or direction of the faculty of the department of theatre and dance.

The Benton & Carol Kribbs Memorial Men’s Basketball Awards Program Endowment was established in 2011 by Robert and Sharon Kribbs to honor Benton and Carol Kribbs. Benton Kribbs served as Bucknell’s men’s basketball coach from 1952-1962 and as Director of Athletics from 1962-1968. The fund is intended to support the awards and annual banquet for the Bucknell University men’s basketball program.

The George M. Kunkel Memorial Equipment Fund for Mechanical Engineering was established to support equipment purchased by the mechanical engineering department.

The Charles J. & Isabelle Kushell Music Endowment Fund was established by Charles J. and Isabelle Kushell, of Chicago, Ill., graduates of Bucknell University in the Classes of 1927 and 1926, respectively. The purpose of the fund is to augment both the instructional and the performance offerings of the department of music of Bucknell University by providing funds for bringing to the campus professional musicians, distinguished scholars, performing artists, or music educators of nationally recognized merit.

The Robert A. Latour Varsity Swimming & Diving Endowment was established in 2002 by William D. Dearstyne ’62 to honor Bucknell’s former head swimming and diving coach, Robert A. Latour, by supporting the University’s Robert A. Latour Head Swimming & Diving Coach, and the University’s varsity swimming and diving program.

The Lattal Family Opera Endowment was established in 2009 by Frank A. and Gretta M. Lattal in memory of Frank and Ann Lattal. The fund is intended to enhance Bucknell’s opera program by increasing the resources available for its faculty, staff, students, performances, staging, outside experiences, extraordinary adjunct education, and in other ways that enhance opera education and performance.

The Leinbach Family Library Fund was established by Annabelle Rich Leinbach in honor of her son, Paul W. Leinbach, Class of 1954, and her daughter-in-law, Jeannette Grove Leinbach, Class of 1955. The income derived from this fund is used at the discretion of Bucknell’s head librarian for acquisitions or other purposes related to the provision of services and materials to Bucknell’s academic community.

The Library Technology Fund was established in 1999 by a member of the Class of 1980. The income derived from this fund is to be used at the discretion of the chief administrator of the University’s library to keep the library current with changing technology.

The J. Wesley Little Memorial Art Fund was established in 1985 by Dr. Thomas M. Little, Class of 1931, in memory of his father, J. Wesley Little. Income from the endowment is to be used for the exhibition and acquisition of regional art.

The Dorothy “Bugs” Harvey Lloyd ’53 Field Hockey Endowment was established by family and friends in memory of Dorothy Harvey Lloyd, Class of 1953. The endowment shall benefit the Bucknell women’s varsity field hockey program.

The MacDonald Family Fund for the Institute for Leadership in Technology & Management was established by J. Randall and Kathleen MacDonald of Greenwich, Conn. Income from the fund shall be used at the discretion of the co-directors of the Institute for Leadership in Technology & Management. This income may be used to support any or all of the following components of the program: faculty salaries, program enhancement, support for guest speakers, student stipends, or curriculum development.

The Mildred A. Martin Fund for Poetry was established by Miss Martin, a Bucknell faculty member from 1940-1972. Income from the fund will be used to promote the writing, study, and teaching of poetry, and for support of the programs and facilities of the Poetry Center.

The William C. McMurray Accounting Fund was established by William C. McMurray, Class of 1946, to support travel in the accounting program, especially travel by professors.

The John Miller MG 101 Program Endowment was established by his students in honor of John Miller. The fund supports, and is intended to provide resources, to advance the MG 101 experience.

The Vivian Miller Fund for English was established under an agreement completed in 2002 and funded by a gift from Vivian Miller, mother of Amy P. Miller, Class of 1989. Income from the fund shall be used to support the Bucknell English department’s efforts to enhance the artistic and intellectual atmosphere of the University.

The Tim Nesvig ’96 Memorial Athletic Awards Program Endowment was established in 2010 by the family of Timothy W. Nesvig, a member of Bucknell’s Class of 1996, and Honorable Mention All-American member of Bucknell’s varsity men’s water polo team. The fund is intended to support recognition events, programs, and awards for Bucknell’s student athletes.

The Bob Odell Head Football Coaching Endowment was established by Norman E. Garrity ’63 and Mary Lou Roppel Garrity ’64 to honor Bucknell’s former head football coach, Robert Odell. The endowment is intended to provide perpetual budget support for the head football coach.

The O'Keeffe Family Fund was created with a gift from Peter R. O'Keeffe, Class of 1972. Income from the fund supports the programmatic needs and objectives of Bucknell's Posse Program. The program assists students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may have been overlooked by the traditional college selection process. Students receive training in leadership, team-building, communication, and academic excellence.

The Oliver/Walters Family Endowment for Mechanical Engineering was established by Richard E. Oliver, Class of 1970; his wife, Christine S. Oliver; his son, Stephen S. Oliver, Class of 2003; his daughter, Wendy Oliver Walters, Class of 1994; and his son-in-law, Russell H. Walters, Class of 1993. The fund shall be used to support student projects, field trips, and other activities that directly involve and benefit students in the mechanical engineering degree program.

The W. Guy Payne Fund was established by W. Guy Payne, Class of 1909, to help defray the expenses of students who attend religious conferences.

The Earle B. Pierson Jr. Fund was established by a testamentary gift from Ada T. Pierson, wife of Earle B. Pierson Jr., Class of 1938. The fund will be used to support the general purpose of the University.

The President’s Discretionary Fund was funded by the Eugene A. & Suzanne H. Gorab Foundation to provide financial support for special projects and initiatives that the University's President determines warrant strategic resources.

The PricewaterhouseCoopers Research Fund was established in 2008 by John E. “Jeb” ’78 and Sara S. “Sally” Bachman ’78 with a preference for accounting faculty, for research, associated travel, professional development, and student scholarship.

The Reed-Garman Award Fund for Engineering Entrepreneurship was established as an endowed fund with gifts from Robert F. Sykes '47. Named in honor of Professors John Clifford Reed and Warren De Witt Garman, income from the fund supports awards for male and female students in engineering who have demonstrated the most promising entrepreneurial spirit and mindset. Awards will be made as stipends for an entrepreneurially minded project to be conducted with the support of a Bucknell faculty member during the summer between the junior and senior years. Student recipients will be chosen by the Dean of Engineering and honored by the University annually.

The Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship Program was established by the United States Congress by enactment of the ROTC Vitalization Act of 1964. Through this act, one-, two-, or three-year scholarships are awarded to students who have distinguished themselves academically at Bucknell and who may be considering a military career.

The Rooke Chapel Organ Assistants Fund was established by Natalie D. and Robert C. Rooke, the income to be awarded to one or more students taking organ lessons and/or working with the chapel organist to provide music for chapel functions.

The Rothschild/Johnson Art Experience Endowment was established in 2005 by Richard Rothschild ’78 and his wife, Barbara, and Leslie Knox Johnson ’83, in memory of Van Johnson ’77. The endowment provides support for students, selected by competition, to explore the visual arts in New York City or other locations.

The James A. Russell Memorial Fund was established by James R. Russell in memory of his son, James A. Russell, Class of 1967. The fund shall be used for the acquisition of books, periodicals, and other instructional materials for the Bertrand Library. In addition, the fund shall be used to support exhibitions that are scheduled in the special collections exhibit area of the Bertrand Library, which has been named in memory of his son, James A. Russell, Class of 1967.

The Russell Endowment was established in 2009 by Daniel R. ’78 and Christine Peterjohn Richards ’76 to provide a lasting memorial honoring the lifetime contributions of Coach Dick Russell to Bucknell’s varsity water polo and swimming programs. The fund provides resources to support Bucknell’s coaches, teams, and athletes in men’s and women’s varsity water polo.

The Schlegel-Deibler Memorial Endowment was established by Richard LaMar Schlegel in memory of his parents, Roy F. and Margaret Deibler Schlegel. The fund supports staffing, programming, and activities that foster a supportive environment in which gay/lesbian/bisexual students, as part of their education, can confidentially and in an atmosphere of tolerance explore their identities. Further, the fund supports University outreach into related non-gay agendas.

The Schotz Family Fund was established as an endowed fund with gifts from Jon Schotz P’11, Patricia Wheeler P’11, and Katherine Wheeler Schotz, Class of 2011. Income from the fund supports faculty and student work in Interdisciplinary Studies.

The Robert E. Slonaker Jr. Memorial Fund was established in 2009 by his wife, Gloria Slonaker, Class of 1956, former colleagues, students, and friends of Professor Slonaker. The fund honors the memory of Robert E. Slonaker Jr., a member of the Class of 1956, and a longtime member of the chemical engineering faculty. The fund provides an annual prize to a distinguished graduating senior chemical engineering student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement within the field of materials science and engineering, and supports the department of chemical engineering, especially through funding research conducted by undergraduate chemical engineering majors.

The Frederick Arthur Snell Music Endowment was established in 2005 by Frederick E. Snell, Class of 1965, in honor of his father, a graduate of the Class of 1943. The fund supports Bucknell’s music department.

The Gary A. & Sandra K. Sojka Equipment & Instrumentation Fund was established in 1998 by Bucknell’s 13th president and his wife, Gary and Sandy Sojka, in support of faculty research in the life sciences. Income from the fund shall be used to purchase laboratory equipment, instrumentation, and supplies for research undertaken by faculty members and their associates in the department of biology.

The Gary A. & Sandra K. Sojka Fund for Research, Teaching & Scholarship in Developmental Disabilities, Neuroscience & Human Health was created by gifts from Gary A. and Sandra K. Sojka. Income from the fund will be used to support human health research, teaching, and scholarship, including cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional projects, conducted by Bucknell faculty and students. Areas of focus to be supported include, but are not limited to, neuroscience, developmental disabilities, pediatric and adolescent mental health, psychology, and other related fields. Support from this fund may be used for cross-institutional projects conducted with Geisinger Health System or other healthcare providers, who may be engaged with Bucknell faculty and students. The fund honors Bucknell’s 13th president and his wife, both of whom are engaged supporters of the intellectual, social, and cultural life of the Bucknell community.

The Sandra & Gary Sojka Visiting Poet Series in the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell was inaugurated in 1995. Established through the generosity of the former president of Bucknell University and his wife, the series consists of a short visit by a distinguished poet during the fall semester each year. While on the campus, the poet offers a poetry reading, meets informally with those interested in conversation about the writing of poetry, and visits a poetry-writing workshop. The series is designed to contribute to the development of young writers while it also enriches the life of the University as a whole and of the larger community.

The Jack & Ralynn Stadler Poetry Endowment was established in 1980 by Jack Stadler, Class of 1940, and his wife, Ralynn, in recognition of the power of poetry and the importance of poetry’s role in the cultural landscape. The endowment supports the activities and programs of the Stadler Center for Poetry.

The Gordon & Joan Stetz Management Endowment was established by Gordon M. Stetz, Class of 1983, and Joan M. Stetz, Class of 1980. The fund supports students, faculty, and programs within the discipline of management.

The Francis D. Stillman ’60 Bucknell Public Interest Program (BPIP) Internship Fund was established in 2005 by Francis D. Stillman Jr., Class of 1960. The fund shall support internship opportunities through the Bucknell Public Interest Program.

The Stroup Family Fund for Conscious Awareness was established as an endowed fund with gifts from Catherine J. Stroup, Class of 1983, and her husband, Chris Stroup. Income from the fund will be used by the University to support academic and student-life programs that promote mindfulness and conscious awareness at the University, including stress-relief programs that focus on health and wellness, meditation, or courses on mindful behaviors.

The Student Management Investment Endowment was established in 2011 with gifts from anonymous parents. Income from the fund supports faculty, research, teaching, and conduct of student investments in the University's endowment, through the Student Managed Investment Fund Program.

The Robert F. Sykes ’47 Engineering Endowment was established in 2009 by alumnus Robert F. Sykes, Class of 1947. The fund supports the development of innovative curricular programs in the College of Engineering, with particular emphasis on the first- and second-year programs and other programs in support of student retention in the College of Engineering.

The Teacher Education Fund supports initiatives intended to improve the preparation of the next generation of teachers.

The Rita Bergner Terry ’63 Library Fund was established in 2011 by Lynne Hooper in memory of her mother, Rita Bergner Terry, a member of the Class of 1963, and a faithful supporter of the University and the Bertrand Library. The fund provides support for the Bertrand Library.

The Isaac Tressler Fund for Astronomy was established by Isaac J. Tressler, Class of 1940, father of Connie Tressler ’62 and Lloyd E. Tressler ’63, and grandfather of Kimberly J. McClymont ’90. Income from the fund shall be used to support the study of astronomy at Bucknell University.

The Leanne Freas Trout Fund for Research & Teaching French & Francophone Studies was established in 2012 with a gift from Leanne Freas Trout, Class of 1950. The fund supports faculty academic projects and travel to enhance research, scholarship and teaching; lectureships and residencies for visiting scholars; research and travel for faculty-student collaborative work; and need-based grants to students for off-campus participation in French & Francophone Studies programs.

The James H. & Elizabeth F. Turnure Purchase Fund for the Gallery was established in 1994 by James H. and Elizabeth F. Turnure. Income from the endowment may be used to purchase examples of western art and related artifacts created before the year 500 AD, specifically Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Aegean, and Greco-Roman, with Egyptian art and artifacts given priority.

The Vizas Family Fund was established in 2006 by Kathryn Vizas, Class of 1979, and her husband, Robert Vizas. Income from the fund shall be used to support the programmatic needs of Bucknell’s Posse Program. The program assists public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential, but whom the traditional college selection process may overlook. Students receive training in leadership, team-building, communication, and academic excellence.

The Fitz Roy & Mary Jane Walling Management Endowment was established in 2006 by Fitz Roy ’46 and Mary Jane Walling. The fund supports management education at Bucknell, especially by funding the visits and lectures of scholars and experts in management to Bucknell students and faculty.

The Wean Foundation Fund for Library Electronic Resources was established in 1999 by The Raymond John Wean Foundation. The income derived from this fund is to be used at the discretion of the chief administrator of the University’s library for the acquisition of computer workstations and related hardware for the library, in order to keep current with changing technology.

The Janet C. Weis Writing Program Endowment was established in 2011 by the estate of Janet C. Weis.

The Janet C. Weis Endowment for the Sigfried Weis Music Building was established in 2011 by the estate of Janet C. Weis.

The Janet C. Weis Performance Endowment for the Sigmund & Claire Weis Center for the Performing Arts was established in 2011 by the estate of Janet C. Weis.

The Sigfried Weis Endowment for the Performing Arts was established in 1995 by a bequest from the estate of Sigfried Weis, former chairman of Bucknell’s Board of Trustees and longtime friend of the University. Income from the endowment is used to compensate artists performing in the Weis Center, and to maintain, renovate, or improve the Weis Center facilities.

The Michael David Weiss Memorial Fund for Philosophy was created by gifts from Leon A. Weiss, Class of 1963, in memory of his son, Michael David Weiss, who was a strong advocate of the principles of Libertarianism. Income from the fund supports the Department of Philosophy, including, but not limited to, faculty and student scholarship, professional and curriculum development, teaching, programs and events.

The William M. ’46 & Marion W. Wilkinson ’43 Annual Fund Endowment was established by William M. Wilkinson, Class of 1946 and trustee emeritus, and Marion W. Wilkinson, Class of 1943, to perpetuate their annual gift to Bucknell University. Expenditures are unrestricted and shall be used for the general purposes of the University.

The Ellen P. & Samuel L. Williams Endowed Music Research Fund was created in 2009 through a bequest gift from Ellen Peterson Williams, Class of 1919, to honor the time she spent at Bucknell and the memory of her husband, Samuel L. Williams. The endowment provides funds to music faculty conducting research.