ABOUT

THE KEAN FOUNDATION

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OUR PURPOSE

The Kean University Foundation is the university’s primary fundraising and gift-receiving organization. It was founded in 1984 as a non-profit, tax exempt organization that advances the mission of Kean University by pursuing and securing private support to benefit Kean’s students, faculty, programs, and/or facilities.

Kean University enjoys a robust history of private support from its alumni and friends. Our fundraising results, combined with an understanding of the environment in which those results were achieved, provide the context and background from which the current operation, staffing model, strategic direction, and opportunities flow.

Given the rising cost of academic excellence and the decline in state support of college and university budgets, private support will be more critical than ever to the future of institutions of higher education. Kean is no exception, as the State of New Jersey is allocating only a small percent of its annual budget to higher education, which is attributable in part to a decrease in federal funding.

Gifts to KUF are an investment in our students, our faculty and our potential. By supporting KUF, alumni, friends, parents and partners can help us secure educational opportunities for future generations of students and meet the enormous challenges we face as a society. Together, we will sustain an enduring tradition of scholarship, service and pride while providing a world-class education.

FOUNDATION BOARD

The Kean University Foundation Board of Directors is charged with raising and managing private donations for the ultimate benefit of the University and its students. The Directors are alumni and friends who provide invaluable counsel in securing and safeguarding the application of gifts in accordance with the donor's wishes and "Bill of Rights" for the benefit of the University. Below are the current Foundation Directors.

Board Members

OFFICERS

Steve Fastook H'06
Foundation Chair
Senior Executive Vice President
CNBC

Maria E. Bordas '74 '80
Foundation Vice Chair
Retired
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Anthony Giordano III '87
Foundation Treasurer
Senior Vice President
Ocean First Bank

Linda Tuma '83 '89
Foundation Secretary

DIRECTORS

Patricia M. Barksdale '95
Vice President and Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch

Donald Brady
Senior Consultant
iXP Corporation

Patricia Dulinski, Esq.
DiRienzo, DiRienzo & Dulinkski, PA

Edward A. Esposito '69 '72
President
Kean University Alumni Association

James K. Estabrook, Esq.
Partner
Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, PC

Dawood Farahi
President
Kean University

James G. Hynes '63 H'09
Founder
Churchill Plastics, LLC

William E. Loehning '70 H'15
Retired
Institutional Distribution Group

Ada Morell '97
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Deputy Chief of Staff
Representative Albios Sires (D-NJ 8th)

James Mullaney '92
President
T-Shirt & Jeans/Marais Designs/Foley + Corinna

Scott N. Schober '92
President/CEO
Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc.

Barbara Sobel '71
Kean University Board of Trustees
President
Sobel Family Foundation

Gerald Tarantolo
Sr. National Account Manager
Lincoln Financial Group

John A. Turner '92 '97
CEO
Corporate Synergies Group

William H. Miller, CFRE
Chief Executive Officer
Kean University Foundation

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