||The USF RICCI INSTITUTE
is the grateful recipient of financial support from many generous benefactors. In
addition to the those major donors listed here, the Institute receives
annual and ongoing support from the Friends of
well as many individuals who see enduring value in the Institute's work.
To learn more about how you can further the work of the Institute, please
contact Dr. Xiaoxin Wu using the information at the bottom
right of this page.
EDS-Stewart Chair for Chinese-Western Cultural History
The purpose of the EDS-Stewart Chair is to promote cross-cultural understanding
and scholarly cooperation between China and Western countries and peoples.
The Chair sponsors research, publications, public lectures and
symposia, acquisition of published and unpublished materials as well as electronic
data, and other academic and cultural activities. Activities enabled by the
Chair pay special attention to the study of encounters of Chinese culture
and Christian faith and the history of Christianity in China, particularly
the history of the Jesuit mission there.
The Electronic Data Systems-Charles W. Stewart Chair for Chinese-Western
Cultural History was established at the USF Ricci
Institute with a major endowment gift from Electronic Data Systems Corporation
in memory of the late Charles W. Stewart, former President and Chief Executive
Officer of Blue Shield of California. Mr. Stewart served as Chairman of the
Executive Advisory Board of the USF Center for the Pacific Rim and its Ricci
Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History. The Chair was endowed in
July 1998 under the leadership of Lester M. Alberthal, Jr., Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer of the EDS.
Ricci Asian Scholars Endowment Fund
This special endowment was established through an anonymous bequest in honor
of Rev. Edward J. Malatesta, S.J., founding director of the Ricci Institute.
The funds are to be used in support of the education and scholarly activities
of students-scholars of Asian descent to promote cross-cultural exchanges
and friendship between China and the West. Fellowship or scholarship support
based on merit for outstanding graduate and undergraduate students enrolled
in degree programs at the University of San Francisco.
Some of the activities supported by this special endowment include an annual
competitive fellowship scholarship in support of graduate studies in the
USF Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies Program, and funding of the Chinese
Christian Studies Project.
Thomas J.Klitgaard Endowment Fund
This Fund began with a major contribution by Mr. Russell
Miller in honor of Mr. Thomas J. Klitgaard, a lawyer and former member of
the Board of Trustees of the University of San Francisco, honoring Klitgaard's
dedication to the promotion of cross-cultural exchanges and friendship between
China and the West. Activities
supported by this endowment include but are not limited to publication projects,
financial assistance for scholars participating in the Institute's scholarly
activities, conferences and seminars, the production of promotional materials,
and the acqusition of rare books and archival materials.