Named Chairs

Denise Benmosche Woman’s Chair

The Woman’s Chair, part of IIE’s plan to raise a $50 million endowment for the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF), will ensure that there will always be a place where persecuted women academics can find safe haven. These funds will enable IIE-SRF to rescue two women scholars each year in IIE Trustee Denise Benmosche's name in perpetuity. All gifts to the IIE-SRF Women’s Chair will be matched - dollar for dollar - by an anonymous IIE donor.

The Benmosche Family Chair

In honor of the Benmosche Family, IIE-SRF is seeking to raise $1,000,000 for the Benmosche Family Chair of the Scholar Rescue Fund. Through this Chair, IIE-SRF is leading a vital effort to expand the resources needed to rescue threatened senior scholars and their families around the world, and to inform the public at-large about serious global threats to academic freedom. All gifts to the IIE-SRF Benmosche Family Chair will be jointly matched - dollar for dollar - by an anonymous IIE donor.

Hite Foundation Chair for Communications

Through the Lawrence D. Hite Chair for Communications, Lawrence Hite is leading a groundbreaking initiative to utilize advances in media and communications technology to expand the resources necessary for rescuing threatened scholars around the world, and to inform the public at -large about the serious risks to academic freedom since the 21st century. IIE-SRF is seeking to raise $250,000. All gifts to the Chair will be matched by the generosity of an anonymous IIE Trustee.

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