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Purchase College Awards Honorary Doctorate to IIE President Allan E. Goodman for Scholar Rescue Fund Endeavors

Purchase College president Thomas J. Schwarz awarded IIE President Allan E. Goodman an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from The State University of New York. The award recognizes his work in rescuing threatened scholars. Dr. Goodman also visited with a Scholar Rescue Fund recipient from South Asia recently named to a professorship for the next academic year. Press Release

IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund Awards $50,000 To The European Humanities University (2005)

The Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) has awarded the European Humanities University (EHU) a grant of $50,000 to support the university's efforts to rebuild as a university-in-exile in Vilnius, Lithuania. The award benefits up to 16 scholars from Belarus.

Supporters Mark The Denise Benmosche Woman's Chair (2005)

Hosted by Dr. George and Judy Beraka, this reception honored Denise Benmosche and her commitment to saving and protecting women scholars facing persecution. Newcomers to IIE and IIE trustees came to learn about Denise's involvement in the Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) and its mission.

Dr. Henry Kaufman Announces $10 Million Gift: Institute Will Use Monies To Rescue Scholars (2004)

The Institute of International Education (IIE) announced it will receive an unprecedented gift of $10 million from internationally-renowned economist/philanthropist Dr. Henry Kaufman to support the organization's Scholar Rescue Fund. Dr. Kaufman, who fled Nazi Germany with his family in the late 1930s, is strongly committed to ensuring the safety and security of scholars whose important academic contributions are jeopardized by repressive or dangerous regimes.