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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 Ricci as 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.

The 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 The Chair sponsors research, publications, public lectures and symposia, acquisition of published and unpublished materials as well as electronic data, and other academic and cultural activities.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.

The 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.

The 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.
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