• December 2016
    Meet Our New Team
    Biographies for Executive Director, Gianna Durso-Finley, and Associate Executive Director, Lindsey G. Bohra, are now available.

  • December 2016
    Spotlight: Mount Aloysius College
    A new article has been posted in the Spotlight section titled "Achieving Student Success through Mercy Values." Mount Aloysius College, located in Cresson, PA, develops curriculum that incorporates the values of mercy, justice, service and hospitality. The Newcombe Foundation celebrates the impact of this program on the lives of its adult students.

  • September 2016
    Newcombe Foundation Announces New Executive Director
    The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have announced that Dr. Gianna Durso-Finley has been selected from among 130 applicants to serve as the Foundation's next Executive Director, effective December 14.

  • August 2016
    New grants announced by the Newcombe Foundation for the 2016-17 academic year
    The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have approved forty-four grants for 2016-17, awarding $2,145,843 for scholarships and fellowships.

  • June 2016
    Spotlight: Fairleigh Dickinson University
    The Regional Center at the Metropolitan Campus of FDU provides a comprehensive program of assistance for students with learning disabilities. A new article is posted in the Spotlight section highlighting the remarkable work done in support of students with disabilities.

  • June 2016
    Spotlight: Fairleigh Dickinson University
    The Regional Center at the Metropolitan Campus of FDU provides a comprehensive program of assistance for students with learning disabilities. A new article is posted in the Spotlight section highlighting the remarkable work done in support of students with disabilities.

  • June 2016
    Spotlight: Wilson College
    The Single Parent Scholars program, formerly known as the Women With Children program, continues to grow and to support single parents as they seek their degrees. Please read the new article posted in the Spotlight section that describes the unique opportunities offered at Wilson College.

  • May 2016
    Spotlight: Stevenson University
    A new article has been posted in the Spotlight section titled "Supporting Adult Students through Personalized Guidance." Newly funded through the Newcombe Foundation's Scholarships for Mature Women Students program, Stevenson offers one-on-one guidance and support for adult students who are handling the demands of family, work, and other responsibilities while finishing their degrees.

  • April 2016
    Newcombe Foundation Announces Executive Director Search
    After nine years at the Newcombe Foundation, Executive Director Tom Wilfrid and Program Officer Diane Wilfrid have announced their plans to retire at the end of 2016. The Trustees hope to appoint a new Executive Director to join the staff on or about November 1.

  • February 2016
    April 2016 Program Conference Dates Announced
    The Newcombe Foundation will host a participants conference for the Mature Women Students program (April 7th and 8th at NYU) and the Students with Disabilities program (April 7th at the New School). More conference information for the MW program and the SWD program

  • August 2015
    New grants announced by the Newcombe Foundation for the 2015-16 academic year
    The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have approved forty-three grants for 2015-16, awarding $2,339,376 for scholarships and fellowships at forty-two institutions and one foundation.

  • March 2015
    Casey Medal awarded to Tom and Diane Wilfrid
    The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania has presented CWNF Executive Director Tom Wilfrid and Program Officer Diane Wilfrid with the Robert P. Casey Medal for Commitment to Higher Education at their annual meeting in Hershey, PA.

  • November 2014
    Students with Disabilities Conference held at Temple University
    Temple University and The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation hosted a conference at Temple's campus on November 13-14. The conference program featured presentations by staff and students that highlighted the services provided by Temple's office of Disability Resources and Services (DRS) and evening entertainment provided by Temple's Institute on Disabilities.

  • October 2014
    Mature Women Conference held at UMBC
    A one-day conference, hosted by UMBC and The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, was held for partners in the Scholarships for Mature Women Students program on October 17, 2014. Featuring a keynote speech by Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, UMBC's highly regarded president, the conference offered the opportunity to network and share good ideas in serving adult students. Other highlights included a presentation by Ben Miller, Senior Policy Analyst at the New America Foundation.

    • March 2014
      Mini-Conference held at Wilson College
      A Mini-Conference, jointly sponsored by Wilson College and the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, focused on Student-Parents on Campus - Creating Intentional/Supportive Environments to Foster their Success. Fifty-six colleagues from Newcombe-funded institutions as well as from universities located near Wilson College participated in this valuable event. The day was highlighted by a keynote address from Dr. Autumn R. Green of Endicott College.

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

    • January 2014
      Remembering Janet Fearon
      The Trustees and staff of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation are deeply grateful for the life and work of founding Executive Director Janet Adams Fearon.

    • December 2013
      Spotlight: Mercy College
      Mercy College, an institution funded since 2011 by the Newcombe Foundation through the Scholarships for Mature Women Students program, has posted an entry in our Spotlight section titled "Serving the Needs of the Individual Student." Students benefit from an innovative program that partners students with mentors who promote academic, career and personal achievement, as well as student-centered flexibility in scheduling at all campuses.

    • September 2013
      Spotlight: New Jersey City University
      NJCU, an institution newly funded by the Newcombe Foundation through the Scholarships for Mature Women program, has posted an entry in our Spotlight section titled "Opening Doors: Providing Support for Mature Students at an Urban University." We encourage you to read about their welcoming and supportive services that meet the needs of primarily urban, non-traditional students.

    • August 2013
      Spotlight: West Chester University
      A new Spotlight article has been posted titled "Peer Perspective: The Women's Center" written by a Peer Educator at West Chester University who provides outreach and support for mature women students through The Women's Center.

    • December 2012
      Spotlight: University of Scranton
      A new article has been posted in the Spotlight section of the website highlighting the services provided for mature women students at The University of Scranton. Titled "Caring for the Adult Student," the article focuses on ways that the University fulfills its mission of cura personalis or "caring for the whole person."

    • November 2012
      Conference for participants in the Scholarships for Mature Women Students at Douglass Residential College of Rutgers University has been postponed until March 15, 2013
      As a result of damage inflicted on the Rutgers Campus by Hurricane Sandy, the planned conference has been rescheduled for March 15, 2013. Further information will be provided as the date approaches.

    • October 2012
      Conference for participants in the Scholarships for Students with Disabilities program at The Pennsylvania State University
      Thirty-five representatives from the nine institutions that have received Newcombe Foundation grants to provide scholarships for students with disabilities gathered at Penn State to share ideas, to tour the campus and its facilities, and to learn about ways to measure and provide accessible technology and information to students. Click here for more conference information.

    • September 2012
      Spotlight: University of Maryland University College
      A new article has been posted highlighting the programs at the University of Maryland University College, a comprehensive virtual university that combines classroom and distance-learning opportunities with mentoring and support services for its adult students.

    • July 2012
      Spotlight: Elizabethtown College
      The Edward R. Murphy Center for Continuing Education and Distance Learning at Elizabethtown College provides resources for mature adults looking to complete their degrees in the Elizabethtown/Harrisburg/Lancaster/ York areas of central Pennsylvania. By offering accelerated courses, the Murphy Center offers flexibility and efficiency while maintaining academic support.

    • June 2012
      Spotlight: Wilson College
      Wilson College's Women with Children program has been offering access to higher education for single mothers since 1996. Providing on-campus housing for mothers and their children, child care and special services, Wilson is opening doors to fulfilling, economically self-sufficient futures for women and their children.

    • April 2012
      Spotlight: The New School for Public Engagement
      The New School, a university for adults located in Greenwich Village, NYC, has been serving urban adult students for nearly 100 years. This article focuses on meeting the needs of adult students who face challenges in today's economic and social climate.

    • February 2012
      Spotlight: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
      A new article has been posted about UMBC's Women's Center and its role in meeting the needs of women on campus. By welcoming all to participate in creative, responsive programming that focuses on empowering and affirming women, the Women's Center strives to meet the increasingly complex needs of UMBC's community of women.

    • January 2012
      New Trustee appointed
      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.

    • December 2011
      Spotlight: Brooklyn College
      A new article highlighting the resources provided by the Center for Student Disability Services at Brooklyn College has been posted. This article includes recognition of special challenges faced by urban students at Brooklyn College and the story of fundraising successes that benefit students with disabilities.

    • November 2011
      Spotlight: Towson University
      An article highlighting Towson University's approach to serving their large and diverse population of mature women using the Newcombe Scholarships program as a focal point for events and activities.

    • September 2011
      Spotlight: McDaniel College
      A new article about McDaniel College's Deaf Education program has been posted in the Spotlight section. Read about this nationally acclaimed program using a bilingual perspective to educate teachers of Deaf individuals. Click here to read "Teaching Teachers of the Deaf."

    • September 2011
      Spotlight: Temple University
      Read an article from Temple University's Review magazine titled "All-Inclusive Education" that highlights the work of the office of Disability Resources and Services. In addition, find a link to Temple's redesigned web page that offers valuable information and encouragement to students with disabilities. Click here to read this article.

    • August 2011
      Spotlight: Saint Joseph's University
      The School of Professional and Liberal Studies and the Women's Leadership Council of Saint Joseph's University are highlighted in a new article in the Spotlight section. Click here to read this article.

    • July 2011
      Spotlight: Columbia University School of General Studies
      A new article in the Spotlight section highlights a special event held at Columbia University School of General Studies celebrating thirty years of Newcombe Scholars. This event brought together alumnae and current Newcombe Scholars, as well as Newcombe Foundation and GS staff. Click here for photos and more details.

    • May 2011
      Spotlight: Kean University
      A new article in the Spotlight section highlights Kean University's commitment to serving adult students at its Union, NJ campus. Click here to read this article.

    • May 2011
      Foundation Grants for 2011-12
      The Trustees of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have approved grants for scholarships and fellowships totaling $2,180,717 for 2011-12. Click here for further details.

    • April 2011
      2011-12 Newcombe Fellows selected
      Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships for 2011-12 The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has announced the selection of twenty-one Newcombe Fellows for the upcoming 2011-12 academic year. Click here for further information and for a list of the 2011 Fellows.

    • April 2011
      Thirty years of Newcombe Fellowships
      The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation studied the impact of thirty years of partnership with the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation in providing Fellowships to graduate students in the final stages of doctoral study whose work offers significant potential for advancing academic scholarship related to ethics and/or religion. Click here to access the report titled "The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship: A Review of Three Decades, 1981 - 2011."

    • April 2011
      Newcombe Foundation receives award
      The United Spinal Association and Temple University's Disability Resources and Services presented the 2011 Visionary Award to the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation at the National Disability Leadership and Policy Summit on April 21, 2011 for "Visionary Leadership, Extraordinary Service and an Outstanding Commitment To achieve Equal Rights and Full Inclusion of all Americans with Disabilities." Click here for further details and for remarks made by Dr. Aaron Gast, a Trustee of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, who accepted the award on behalf of the Foundation at Temple University.

    • March 31-April 1, 2011
      Conference at Gallaudet University for partners in the Scholarships for Students with Disabilities program
      Click here for conference notes and photos.
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