Newcombe Foundation Announces Executive Director Search

April 2016 - The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have initiated a search for the next Executive Director of the Foundation.

The formal posting provides details.

Executive Director Tom Wilfrid and Program Officer Diane Wilfrid have announced their plans to retire as of the end of 2016, after nine years at the Foundation. From 1979 to 2007, the late Janet Fearon served as the founding Executive Director and Sallie Campbell was Associate Executive Director.

The search for a Program Officer will be deferred until after the selection of the next Executive Director. The Trustees hope to employ the selected candidate on or about November 1, to provide her or him a transition period for working with the Wilfrids and addressing future staffing needs.

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation announces
grants for the 2015-16 academic year

August 2015 - The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have approved forty-three grants for 2015-16, awarding $2,339,376 for scholarships and fellowships.

Grants totaling $1,553,334 are designated for student scholarships at forty-two colleges and universities. Within this total, $596,834 will be in the form of matching challenge grants to build Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at forty institutions. Additionally, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation will receive $786,042 to continue administration of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships program through 2015-16.

The 2015-16 awards bring the Newcombe Foundation's cumulative grant awards since 1981 to $63.3 million. Based upon thirty-four years of institutional reports to the Foundation, over 38,000 Newcombe Scholarship awards have assisted students at one hundred colleges and universities. Also since 1981, 1,194 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships have been funded through annual grants to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. At last report, 104 Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at sixty universities and colleges had a combined market value of $21.5 million; these funds generated $819,000 toward Newcombe Scholarships in 2014-15.

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation announces
grants for the 2014-15 academic year

August 2014 - The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have approved forty-two grants for 2014-15, awarding $2,338,661 for scholarships and fellowships.

Grants totaling $1,558,833 are designated for student scholarships at forty-one colleges and universities. Within this total, $592,833 will be in the form of matching challenge grants to build Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at thirty-nine institutions. Additionally, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation will receive $779,628 to continue administration of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships program through 2014-15.

The 2014-15 awards bring the Newcombe Foundation's cumulative grant awards since 1981 to $60.9 million. Based upon thirty-three years of institutional reports to the Foundation, over 37,000 Newcombe Scholarship awards have assisted students at ninety-nine hundred colleges and universities. Also since 1981, 1,172 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships have been funded through annual grants to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. At last report, ninety-seven Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at sixty universities and colleges had a combined market value of $19.2 million; these funds generated $721,000 toward Newcombe Scholarships in 2013-14.

Newcombe Foundation Announces Appointment of
Dale Robinson Anglin as New Trustee

February 2014 - The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have appointed Dale Robinson Anglin of Plainfield, NJ as a Trustee of the Foundation.

Ms. Anglin is currently serving as Senior Program Officer at the Victoria Foundation in Newark, New Jersey, where she has worked since 2006. Previously, she served for eight years at the New Community Corporation (also in Newark), for three years at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management in Washington, D.C., and for seven years at the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress (also in Washington).

A native of Chicago, Ms. Anglin earned a bachelor’s degree with high honors in Government and Afro-American Studies from Smith College, and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. Active in many professional and community organizations, she currently serves as a Trustee of the Community Foundation of New Jersey and as board chair for the Philip’s Academy Charter School in Newark.

Ms. Anglin succeeds Janet Adams Fearon, who died last month. Ms. Fearon was the Foundation’s founding Executive Director, serving from 1979 through 2007, and served thirty-four years as a charter Trustee.

The Newcombe Foundation has awarded grants totaling $58.6 million since 1981, primarily for student scholarships at one hundred colleges and universities. It also funds the prestigious Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships program administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. In thirty-two years of program operation, students have received over 36,000 Newcombe Scholarships and 1,100 Newcombe Fellowships. At last report, Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at sixty universities and colleges had a combined market value of $16.5 million.

Remembering Janet Fearon
Janet Adams Fearon
1939-2014

January 2014 - The Trustees and staff of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation are deeply grateful for the life and work of Janet Adams Fearon, who died on January 17 in Princeton, New Jersey, after a long illness.

Daughter of the late Arthur and Margaret Adams, she is survived by her husband Dana, son James, daughter Mary Fearon Jack, five grandchildren, brother and sister-in-law Robert and Marilyn Adams, other relatives, and many friends. She was an active member of the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, NJ, which Dana served as Minister from 1960 to 2002.

Members of Janet's family were friends of Charlotte Rachel Wilson Newcombe's family throughout Mrs. Newcombe's life (1890-1979). Through Mrs. Newcombe's generosity, Janet attended Wellesley College, from which she graduated in 1960.

Janet served as the first Executive Director of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, from 1979 through 2007, working closely with her good friend and Associate Executive Director Sallie Campbell. During those years, the Foundation awarded $45.8 million in grants that supported more than 33,000 fellowships and scholarships at more than one hundred colleges and universities, and initiated fifty-four endowed scholarship funds with combined value over $12 million. Janet continued her service as one of the founding Trustees of the Foundation until her death.

Throughout her life, Janet exemplified cheerfulness, kindness, grace, good will and faithfulness. Through the ongoing work of the Newcombe Foundation, her efforts will continue to bear fruit for many years to come.

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation announces
grants for the 2013-14 academic year

July 2013 - The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have approved forty-three grants for 2013-14, awarding $2,308,147 for scholarships and fellowships.

Grants totaling $1,534,333 are designated for student scholarships at forty-two colleges and universities. Within this total, $554,333 will be in the form of matching challenge grants to build Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at forty institutions. Additionally, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation will receive over $770,000 to continue administration of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships program through 2013-14.

The 2013-14 awards bring the Newcombe Foundation's cumulative grant awards since 1981 to $58.6 million. Based upon thirty-two years of institutional reports to the Foundation, over 36,000 Newcombe Scholarship awards have assisted students at one hundred colleges and universities. Also since 1981, 1,150 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships have been funded through annual grants to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. At last report, ninety-one Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at sixty universities and colleges had a combined market value of $16.5 million; these funds generated $660,729 toward Newcombe Scholarships in 2012-13.

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation announces
grants for the 2012-13 academic year

August 2012 - The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have approved forty-three grants for 2012-13, awarding $2,210,060 for scholarships and fellowships.

Grants totaling $1,467,000 are designated for student scholarships at forty-two colleges and universities. Within this total, $508,000 will be in the form of matching challenge grants to build Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at thirty-nine institutions. Additionally, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation will receive over $740,000 to continue administration of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships program through 2012-13.

The 2012-13 awards bring the Newcombe Foundation's cumulative grant awards since 1981 to $56.3 million. Based upon thirty-one years of institutional reports to the Foundation, over 35,000 Newcombe Scholarship awards have assisted students at ninety-eight colleges and universities. Also since 1981, 1,128 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships have been funded through annual grants to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. At last report, Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at fifty-nine universities and colleges had a combined market value of $15.4 million and had generated $582,191 for Newcombe Scholarships in 2011-12.

Newcombe Foundation Announces Appointment of
Rev. Dr. Louise U. Johnson as New Trustee

January 2012 - The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have appointed Rev. Dr. Louise U. Johnson of Princeton, NJ to a five-year term as a Trustee of the Foundation.

Dr. Johnson is currently serving as Associate Pastor at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, NJ. An ordained minister since 1976, she has served congregations in Memphis and Germantown, Tennessee and Princeton, New Jersey prior to her current position and has served the Presbyterian Church (USA) in many capacities both regionally and nationally. She is a graduate of Duke University, Princeton Theological Seminary and Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. She served as a Trustee of Princeton Theological Seminary from 1989 to 2003.

Dr. Johnson replaces Rev. Dr. Aaron E. Gast, who retired recently after more than thirty-two years of service and was awarded Emeritus status by his fellow Trustees. Dr. Gast was Charlotte Newcombe’s pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of Germantown in Philadelphia during the last eleven years of her life. The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation was established upon Mrs. Newcombe’s death in 1979.

The Newcombe Foundation has awarded grants totaling $54 million since 1981, primarily for student scholarships at ninety-nine colleges and universities. It also funds the prestigious Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships program administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. In thirty years of program operation, students have received over 33,000 Newcombe Scholarships and 1,100 Newcombe Fellowships. At last report, Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at fifty-eight universities and colleges had a combined market value over $14 million.

Newcombe Foundation Announces
Grants for the 2011-12 Academic Year

July 2011 - The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have approved forty-three grants for 2011-12, awarding $2,180,717 for scholarships and fellowships.

Grants totaling $1,430,500 are designated for student scholarships at forty-two colleges and universities. Within this total, $488,500 will be in the form of matching challenge grants to build Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at forty institutions. Additionally, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation will receive over $750,000 to continue administration and funding of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships program through 2011-12.

The 2011-12 awards bring the Newcombe Foundation's cumulative grant awards since 1981 to $54 million. Based upon thirty years of institutional reports to the Foundation, over 33,000 Newcombe Scholarship awards have assisted students at ninety-eight colleges and universities. Also since 1981, 1,107 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships have been funded through annual grants to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. At last report, Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at fifty-eight colleges and universities had a combined market value of over $14 million.

Newcombe Foundation Announces
Grants for the 2010-11 Academic Year

July 2010 - The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have approved forty grants for 2010-11, awarding $1,928,717 for scholarships and fellowships.

Grants totaling $1,203,500 are designated for student scholarships at thirty-seven colleges and universities. Within this total, $307,000 will be in the form of matching challenge grants to build Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at twenty-five institutions. Additionally, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation will receive over $725,000 to continue administration and funding of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships program through 2011-12.

The 2010-11 awards bring the Newcombe Foundation's cumulative grant awards since 1981 to nearly $52 million. Based upon twenty-nine years of institutional reports to the Foundation, over 30,000 Newcombe Scholarship awards have assisted students at ninety-eight colleges and universities. Also since 1981, 1,087 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships have been funded through annual grants to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. At last report, Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at fifty-nine universities and colleges had a combined market value of over $11.4 million.

Newcombe Foundation Announces
Grants for the 2009-10 Academic Year

July 2009 - The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have approved awards of just under $2 million in thirty-eight grants for 2009-10 scholarships and fellowships.

Grants totaling $904,500 are designated for scholarships at thirty-seven colleges and universities in the 2009-10 academic year. An additional $170,500 has been awarded as matching challenges to build Newcombe-endowed funds at twelve selected institutions serving mature women and students with disabilities. Finally, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation will receive a grant of over $725,000 to continue administration of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships program in 2010-11.

The 2009-10 awards bring the Foundation's cumulative grant awards since 1981 to just over $50 million. Based upon institutional reports to the Foundation, over 30,000 Newcombe Scholarship awards have assisted students at ninety-seven colleges and universities. At last report, Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at fifty-seven universities and colleges had a combined market value of over $11.3 million. Also since 1981, 1,067 Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships have been provided through annual grants to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Newcombe Foundation Announces
Grants for the 2008-09 Academic Year
May 2008 - The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation is awarding more than $2.5 million in 44 grants for 2008-09 scholarships and fellowships. Over $1.9 million is designated for scholarships in the current academic year, and an additional $316,000 is offered as matching challenges to build Newcombe Endowments at the funded institutions serving mature women and students with disabilities. The Foundation provided $155,000 in matching challenges to the six colleges in the program for economically disadvantaged students at Presbyterian colleges.

The 2008-09 awards bring the Foundation's cumulative grant awards since 1981 to more than $48 million. More than 32,000 Newcombe Scholarships have been awarded at 96 universities and colleges, and 1,009 Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships have been provided through annual grants to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Newcombe Foundation Announces
Grants for the 2007 - 2008 Academic Year
May 2007 - The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation has designated $2.4 million in 44 grants for 2007-08 scholarships and fellowships. These awards bring the Foundation's cumulative grants since 1981 to a total of almost $45.9 million. In the past 26 years, more than 31,250 Newcombe Scholarships have been awarded through annual grants to 92 universities and colleges, and over 1,000 Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships have been awarded through annual grants to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Included in the Foundation's awards this year are 44 endowment challenges, totaling $650,000, which should result in the addition of almost $1.4 million to the 52 established Newcombe funds. At last report, the Newcombe Endowment Funds had a combined market value of $10.2 million.

Newcombe Foundation Announces
Next Executive Director
Thomas N. WilfridMarch 2007 - The Trustees of the Newcombe Foundation have named Thomas N. Wilfrid as their next executive director, effective January 1, 2008. Janet A. Fearon will retire after 28 years of service as the Foundation's founding executive director. Ms. Fearon will continue as one of the Foundation's five trustees.

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