The pursuits and achievements of Brown’s exceptional students fill us with pride. We revel in their successes. We enjoy connecting with them and answering their questions about life after Brown. We draw inspiration from the new paths they carve out in their chosen fields. They are tomorrow’s problem solvers, and we, as alumni and friends of Brown, stand behind them as they prepare for the future.
This year our students, and our seniors in particular, faced obstacles that no one could have anticipated. They've responded to these challenges with the resilience and dedication that has always permeated the Brown community. But they were not alone in their efforts to persevere. Alumni, parents, and friends of the University showed phenomenal generosity and thoughtfulness in providing support through the BrownTogether campaign for remote learning, creating alternatives to in-person internships, and expanding financial aid for students whose families were experiencing increased economic hardship.
Our community members also recognize that the development of our students depends upon a faculty body with a wide array of expertise and experience. Over the last year, there has been a groundswell of support for endowed faculty positions, which strengthen Brown’s ability to recruit exceptional teachers, scholars, and researchers in a highly competitive landscape. To date, alumni, parents, and friends have funded more than 100 endowed chairs during the BrownTogether campaign. When our students work and learn alongside these leaders in their fields, they see firsthand the impact they can have on the world.
As we continue to preserve the most distinctive aspects of a Brown education in a rapidly changing world, the campaign remains focused on key areas in which our faculty and students can produce real change, including medicine, public health, environmental sciences, and international and public affairs.
We hope you take just as much pride as we do in the progress we have made through the campaign. The stories of impact in this newsletter demonstrate the tremendous power we have when we come together as a community to shape and support a brighter future.
Theresia Gouw '90
Ralph F. Rosenberg '86, P'17
Joan Wernig Sorensen '72 LHD'19 hon., P'06, P'06
Read the Spring 2021 Campaign Impact Newsletter