Newcombe Foundation Announces Next Executive Director
Dr. Gianna Durso-Finley

September 2016 - The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation are pleased to announce that Dr. Gianna Durso-Finley has been selected from among 130 applicants to serve as the Foundation's next Executive Director, effective December 14. She will succeed Dr. Thomas N. Wilfrid, who, along with Program Officer Diane C. Wilfrid, will be retiring after nine years at the Foundation.

Since 1981, the Newcombe Foundation has awarded more than $65 million toward 39,500 scholarships and fellowships, and its corpus has grown from the original bequest of $16 million to more than $45 million. It has also stimulated and supported the development of 106 Newcombe-endowed Scholarship Funds at sixty-four colleges and universities, which now have a combined market value of nearly $22 million.

Meet Our New Team

Biographies for Executive Director, Gianna Durso-Finley, and Associate Executive Director, Lindsey G. Bohra, are now available. Learn More»

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation announces
grants for the 2016-17 academic year

August 2016 - The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have approved forty-four grants for 2016-17, awarding $2,145,843 for scholarships and fellowships.

Grants totaling $1,406,834 are designated for student scholarships at forty-three colleges and universities. Within this total, $507,834 will be in the form of matching challenge grants to build Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at thirty-six institutions. Additionally, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation will receive $739,009 to continue administration of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships program through 2016-17.

The 2016-17 awards bring the Newcombe Foundation's cumulative grant awards since 1981 to $65.4 million. Based upon thirty-five years of institutional reports to the Foundation, over 39,500 Newcombe Scholarship awards have assisted students at 102 colleges and universities. Also since 1981, 1,214 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships have been funded through annual grants to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. At last report, 106 Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at sixty-four universities and colleges had a combined market value of $21.7 million; these funds generated $933,000 toward Newcombe Scholarships in 2015-16.

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