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The Brandeis Fund

Arts play an integral role in the Brandeis educational experience. From the stage to the studio to the concert hall, Brandeis offers opportunities for students to find their passion in the arts. 

The Brandeis Fund helps students find their passions – whether in the library, in a lab, on a stage, in a classroom, on an athletic field or in an art studio.

logoWhat is The Brandeis Fund?

The Brandeis Fund is a fundraising initiative that allows alumni to support the areas of the University that shaped their experiences.

The Brandeis Fund replaces the Annual Fund as the primary giving platform for supporting the University’s mission and programs.

Gifts to The Brandeis Fund pay for scholarships, faculty, academic programs and extracurricular activities (sports teams, clubs, campus media, etc.). Through The Brandeis Fund, alumni can help ensure that today’s students will have the resources to find their passions.

When should I give?

The Brandeis Fund accepts gifts throughout the year. Our fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. Leadership recognition in the Justice Brandeis Society (JBS) is recorded during the fiscal year. For those alumni celebrating a Reunion this year, any gifts made between July 1 and June 30 will be included in the class totals that are announced during Reunion.

The importance of corporate matching gifts

Corporate matching gifts are company-given contributions that match the contribution by their employees. Sometimes your gift will be matched on a 1:1 or even a 2:1 basis. Corporate matching gifts that are received in your name by the end of the fiscal year on June 30 count toward Justice Brandeis Society recognition.

What is the Justice Brandeis Society?

The Justice Brandeis Society is Brandeis' leadership giving society, recognizing Brandeis donors of $1,000 or greater. Undergraduate alumni who graduated in the last 10 years may join the Justice Brandeis Society through Bold (Brandeisians of the Last Decade) with a prorated gift. Members of the Justice Brandeis Society are invited to special lectures, receptions and gatherings throughout the year in various parts of the country. Recognition of JBS members is provided in the University's Brandeis Honor Roll.

The importance of alumni participation

Although Justice Brandeis Society gifts are crucial to Brandeis, all gifts make a difference in the lives of students. Also, U.S. News & World Report and other organizations that rank colleges and university consider alumni participation to be an indicator of alumni satisfaction with their educational experience. Foundations and corporations also consider alumni participation when awarding grants.