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Gerald Schuster, Brandeis benefactor, dies at 89

Gerald Schuster, a longtime friend and supporter of Brandeis, has died at age 89. Along with his wife Elaine, Schuster was a generous philanthropist, and was instrumental in creating the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis in 2004. The Institute is the nation’s first investigative reporting center based at a university. Its goals are to investigate significant social and political problems and human rights issues, and to uncover corporate and government abuses of power. 

Remembering Schuster and the impact he has left on Brandeis, President Ron Liebowitz stated, “His philanthropic legacy is profound and the impact on scores of Brandeis graduates who have gone on to change the world through truth-telling in journalism and other public service positions will endure.”

Learn more about Gerald Schuster's life and legacy in his Boston Globe obituary. 

Categories: Giving
Date: October 24, 2018