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Other Endowments

  • The Alperin Chair in Business Administration:  Established by an endowment, this academic chair was set in place in 1980 through the gifts of three Scranton businessmen, Joel, Irwin and Myer Alperin, and their families.  The late Joel Mitchell Alperin was the originator and the principal sponsor of the chair and its endowment.  Income from the Alperin brothers' gift is applied to the salary of a professor in the Kania School of Management.
  • The William and Elizabeth Burkavage Fellowship in Business Ethics and Social Responsibility:  Established in 2009 by William J. and Judith G. Burkavage, this endowment provides funds to assist University faculty in new research on issues of sustainability, social responsibility and business ethics.
  • The Chair in Judaic Studies:  Income from an endowment established by alumni and friends of the University makes it possible for the University to invite, for short visits to Scranton, Judaic scholars from Israel or other parts of the world, for public lectures and meetings with students and faculty.
  • The Rev. John J. Long, S. J., Fund:  Contributions to this fund were made by friends of the Rev. John J. Long, S.J., president of the University, 1953 to 1963, on the occasion of his Golden Jubilee in the Society of Jesus and later as a memorial after his death in 1971.  The fund is invested and the income therefrom is used for projects and programs concerned with the spiritual growth of students.
  • The Robert L. McDevitt, K.S.G., K.C.H.S. and Catherine H. McDevitt, L.C.H.S. Endowed Chair in Philosophy in honor of the late Rev. Dexter Hanley, S.J.
  • The Robert L. McDevitt, K.S.G., K.C.H.S. and Catherine H. McDevitt, L.C.H.S. Endowed Chair in Theology in honor of the late Rev. Dexter Hanley, S.J.:  Robert McDevitt established these endowments for teaching positions in the University's Philosophy and Theology Departments through an estate gift received in 2009 to honor the memory of Rev. Hanley, his dear friend and former University of Scranton president.
  • The NEH Endowment:  This endowment was established through a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  It supports the acquisition of materials for the humanities collection in the Weinberg Memorial Library.