Campaign Co-Chairs

Theresia Gouw
Theresia Gouw ’90
Corporation Treasurer
Ralph F. Rosenberg
Ralph F. Rosenberg ’86, P’17
Emeritus Corporation Member
Joan Wernig Sorensen
Joan Wernig Sorensen ’72 LHD’19 hon., P’06, P’06
Corporation Fellow

Additional Cabinet Members

  • Christina H. Paxson, President
  • Samuel M. Mencoff ’78, P’11, P’15, Chancellor
  • Alison S. Ressler ’80, P’09, P’10, P’13, P’15, Vice Chancellor
  • Richard A. Friedman ’79, P’08, Corporation Secretary
  • Charles H. Giancarlo ’79, P’08, P’11, Brown Annual Fund Co-Chair 
  • Jeffrey F. Hines ’83 MD’86, Brown Annual Fund Co-Chair 
  • Pamela R. Reeves ’87, P’22, Brown Annual Fund Co-Chair

Message from the BrownTogether Campaign Co-Chairs

Since our last Campaign Impact Newsletter in late May, members of the Brown community have been hard at work addressing the various ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic. This work has made it clear that the support of our alumni, donors, and friends has fortified our capacity to respond to the biggest challenges we face as a society. 

As co-chairs of the BrownTogether campaign, we are thrilled that you continue to stand with us as we secure funding to enhance financial aid for students coping with economic hardship, ensure the health and safety of all University constituents, and provide both faculty and students with the resources they need to thrive in a drastically different learning environment.

The success of the campaign to this point has positioned Brown for leadership in a variety of areas, but perhaps none more important at this moment than diversity and inclusion. Our community members are doing exceptional work to confront anti-Black bias and contribute to the elimination of systemic racism. In this newsletter, we are proud to highlight initiatives of Brown’s Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America through which we are building collective understanding and taking direct action to effect change.

This newsletter is intended to offer a snapshot of the contributions Brown is making to a rapidly evolving world and train a spotlight on the ways in which your generosity and involvement in the life of Brown are making a difference every day. We hope you will continue to follow our progress in the months and years to come.

Ever True,

Theresia Gouw '90
Ralph F. Rosenberg '86, P'17
Joan Wernig Sorensen '72 LHD'19 hon., P'06, P'06

Read the Fall 2020 Campaign Impact Newsletter

(Fall 2020)

Past Messages

Three months ago, we could not have predicted how the novel coronavirus pandemic would change our lives. But we certainly could have predicted how the Brown community would respond. 

Brunonians are dedicated to finding solutions to society’s most pressing problems and improving lives. It comes as no surprise, then, that our students, faculty, alumni, and staff have immediately put their skills to work for the benefit of us all. Their flexibility, willingness to collaborate, and kindness mirror the values that have guided Brown’s contributions to the world for more than 250 years.

As the BrownTogether Campaign Co-Chairs, we are proud of the myriad ways in which our extended community has come together to help. So many have made gifts toward emergency support for our students, transformed planned internships at their companies into remote opportunities, or reached out to partner with faculty on COVID-related research and prevention. Although we are all in uncharted waters, these actions show that Brunonians are uniting to assist the University in weathering this crisis and continuing to fulfill its mission. 

The consequences of this global health crisis present us with some of the biggest challenges the University has ever faced. But the situation also reminds us how deeply relevant Brown’s top priorities—including deciphering disease and understanding population health—are to our collective present and future. We hope you will read on to learn what our community members are doing to help others and live up to the ideal of Brown, together.  

Ever True,

Theresia Gouw '90
Ralph F. Rosenberg '86, P'17
Joan Wernig Sorensen '72 LHD'19 hon., P'06, P'06

Read the Spring 2020 Campaign Impact Newsletter


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