THE KEAN FOUNDATION
Let's astound the world with your achievements.
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.
Steve Fastook H'06
Senior Executive Vice President
Maria E. Bordas '74 '80
Foundation Vice Chair
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Anthony Giordano III '87
Senior Vice President
Ocean First Bank
Linda Tuma '83 '89
Merck & Co., Inc.
William H. Miller, CFRE
Chief Executive Officer
Kean University Foundation
Patricia M. Barksdale '95
Vice President and Financial Advisor
Patricia Dulinski, Esq. '97
DiRienzo, DiRienzo & Dulinkski, PA
Edward A. Esposito '69 '72
Kean University Alumni Association
James K. Estabrook, Esq.
Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, PC
James G. Hynes '63 H'09
Churchill Plastics, LLC
William E. Loehning '70 H'15
Retired Executive Vice President
Ada Morell '97
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Deputy Chief of Staff
Representative Albios Sires (D-NJ 8th)
James Mullaney '92
T-Shirt & Jeans/Marais Designs/Foley + Corinna
Scott N. Schober '92
Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc.
Barbara Sobel '71
Kean University Board of Trustees
Sobel Family Foundation
Sr. National Account Manager
Lincoln Financial Group
John A. Turner '92 '97
Corporate Synergies Group
Pine Grove Partners
Sandra C. Williams '69 '78