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Marlboro Awarded Grants
Totaling $275,000

Marlboro College has recently received grants totaling $275,000. The college was awarded a $200,000 grant from the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation of New York City for general support. Two local foundations have awarded grants to support the exploration of new programming initiatives at the downtown Graduate Center: The Windham Foundation provided $20,000 and the Thomas Thompson Trust provided $25,000. The Thomas Thompson Trust also awarded the college $50,000 to augment an endowed scholarship program for Vermont students initiated by the Trust in 1976.

“I’m so pleased that these prestigious foundations believe in Marlboro’s mission,” says Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, president of Marlboro College. “The funding will help us support and inspire students and explore new programs at the Graduate Center.”

The Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation has been devoted to the strengthening and development of the core mission of liberal arts colleges for over fifty years. This focus has been primarily in the form of faculty and curricular development with an emphasis on interdisciplinary studies, international education, and engaged learning.

The Windham Foundation is a not-for-profit organization located in Grafton, Vermont. Established in 1963, the Foundation has three goals: to restore buildings and economic vitality in the village of Grafton; to provide financial support for education and private charities; and to develop projects that will benefit the general welfare of Vermont and Vermonters.

The Thomas Thompson Trust is a monument to the marriage of Thomas Thompson, a Bostonian real estate investor and art collector, and Elizabeth Rowell, a poor Vermont servant girl he met while traveling in Vermont. Moved by the plight of working women, the couple originally dedicated their considerable wealth in 1901 to providing financial assistance to poor seamstresses, needlewomen, and shop girls; their current mission funds community organizations in Brattleboro, Vermont and Rhinebeck, New York, places dear to the Thompsons.

Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro is a Colleges That Change Lives college.

For more information, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644 or sharnoff@marlboro.edu.

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