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Strengthening Democracy

Tufts is marshalling resources to articulate the values of democracy through coursework, scholarship, and opportunities for civic and community engagement. Through such activity, Tufts endorses a larger vision for universities as institutions who do not sit on the sidelines, but who rather are engaged with protecting and advancing human freedom, dignity, and respect.

  • The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life received the Higher Education Civic Engagement Award from The Washington Center and the New York Life Foundation--one of only five institutions chosen from nearly 100 nominations.
Bill and Joyce Cummings
Joyce Cummings Center will optimize a prominent corner on the Medford/Somerville campus.
Dr. Ho
A $5.6 million gift from Samuel Ho, M76, will endow the Sam W. Ho Health Justice Scholars Program and strengthen opportunities for students to service the underserved.
Lisa and Steve Lebovitz
Over the past two decades, Lisa and Steve Lebovitz have contributed to the Tufts Annual Fund, Tufts Hillel, and Tisch College. Now Lisa is extending her support to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. “It’s contagious with Tufts. The more you learn and do, the more you want to do.”