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The Gerald R. Gill Fund: Tribute to a beloved professor

In the summer of 2007, Tufts established The Gerald R. Gill Fund as a way to pay lasting tribute to the late Professor Gerald R. Gill for his many contributions to the university. From his mentoring and advising countless students, to his research and scholarship on African-American history, to his advocacy for those in need of support, Gill proved to be incredibly generous with his time on behalf of Tufts. Now we have the chance to give something back in his honor.

Since its inception, The Gerald R. Gill fund has received more than $206,085 (including a matching gift from the Jay Pritzker Foundation) from more than 300 donors, including faculty, friends, colleagues, and alumni. David Rone, A84, has pledged to match all gifts up to $25,000. Gifts-to-date will allow the university to establish an endowed scholarship in Gill's name. With that goal met, we now seek to establish a professorship, the greatest recognition we could bestow upon such a beloved faculty member.

"Prof. Gill was not only my advisor and mentor, he was the only person on Tufts' campus who helped me find a way to stay at Tufts when my family was going through financial difficulty. Without Prof. Gill, I would have had to leave," said former student Monica Frazier, J90.

Another student, Bruce Fina, A89, said of Gill, "Thank you for taking the time and putting in every effort not only to teach, but to listen and understand."

To learn more about The Gerald R. Gill Fund, please contact:
Brigette Bryant
Senior Director of Development