• Empowering Tomorrow: An Alumna Legacy Through Scholarship

    Karen always felt her calling was to teach elementary students, so she decided to attend Kean University, where she received her elementary certification.

  • Arlene Brautigan ’78 – A Legacy That Will Be Forever Treasured at Kean University

    Ellen Arlene Brautigan ’78, known by her friends as Arlene, grew up in Union and later lived in Basking Ridge. Arlene was passionate about investing in future generations and had the foresight to include Kean in her will many years ago.

  • Donors Spotlight: Katherine Brady ’37 and Joseph Oliva ’77

    Katherine Brady graduated from New Jersey State Teachers College, now Kean University, on June 14, 1937. Today, students are experiencing the excellent holistic education Kean provides.

  • Meet Kean University’s Artist-in-Residence, Kean Alumnus Ricardo Roig ’08

    Kean University alumnus and artist Ricardo Roig ’08 has established a scholarship for Kean fine arts students in support of the University where he developed his signature style and currently serves as artist-in-residence.

  • Kean Alumnus Performs Live Reading of Original Play

    On Wednesday, January 17, playwright, Kean alumnus and recipient of the Bauer Boucher Playwriting Award Dustin Ballard ’09 performed a reading of his play Wayfarers at Lantern Hill Senior Living Community located in New Providence, New Jersey.

  • Introducing the Norman and Williams Athletic Director’s Honor Roll

    The Kean University athletics department has recently announced the creation of the Norman and Williams Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

  • It’s A Different World at Kean University

    Kean University welcomed the cast of the iconic sitcom A Different World to campus in November to explore the many cultural and academic changes that have taken place since the show aired 35 years ago.

  • Meet One of the Newest Members of the Kean University Foundation’s Board of Directors

    The Kean University Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to introduce one of the Board’s newest members: Cheryl Quinio-Blodgett ’04 ’05. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Foundation Board, a distinguished group of professionals who generously offer their time and expertise in support of the University.

  • Student Spotlight: Makenzie Kuntz

    Growing up in Linden, New Jersey, Makenzie Kuntz was always familiar with Kean University. It seemed fitting that when it came time for Kuntz to attend college, Kean was one of the few schools that offered an established undergraduate program in her chosen major – speech-language-hearing sciences, and a minor in theatre.

  • Corporate and Foundation Relations Awareness

    The Kean University Foundation teaming up with the Masters of Public Administration program in Kean University’s College of Business and Public Management (CBPM) for a second semester to educate students on the business of philanthropy.

  • Kean University’s Founders Day and Founders 5K

    The Newark Normal School, now Kean University, held its first day of classes on April 14, 1855. We celebrate this day as Founders Day and host our annual day of giving and Founders 5K in celebration of this momentous occasion.

  • An Invitation to Join the Kean University Medallion Society

    The Kean University Medallion Society recognizes and celebrates individuals who have generously provided for the future of Kean through a charitable planned gift in their wills, living trusts or estate plans.

  • Support Kean Students!

    Each year, the Kean University Foundation relies on the generosity of donors, like you, to help fulfill our mission in support of the world-class education for which Kean University is known.

  • Women’s Rights and Alumni Changemaker Featured at Women’s History Month Event

    In celebration of Women’s History month, award winning documentarian and Kean alumna, Sue Perlgut ‘65, screened her film “Connie Cook: A Documentary” in Kean’s Human Rights Gallery on Tuesday, March 26th.

  • Bill Miller Shares How Just under 40,000 Donors Have Contributed $100 Million Dollars to the Kean University Foundation

    Over the past 40 years, the Kean University Foundation has raised approximately $100 million dollars, $25 million of which has been generated in the last five years under Chief Executive Officer, Bill Miller’s leadership.

  • Transforming Futures: 2024 Kean University Foundation Scholarship Recognition Ceremony

    On Thursday, March 21, 2024, the Kean University Foundation hosted a memorable evening in Kean University’s Downs Hall. The spirit of generosity and academic achievement came together at the 2024 Kean University Foundation Scholarship Recognition Ceremony.

  • A Winding Road to Success

    “Be true to yourself.” “Know your worth.” “Keep a ‘bank’ of trusted advisors and mentors.” These were some of the words of wisdom shared by speaker Cheryl Quinio-Blodgett ’04 ’05 with College of Business and Public Management (CBPM) students at the Dean’s Forum presentation on Thursday, February 22, 2024, in Hynes Hall.

  • Alumnus Receives Boucher Playwriting Alumni Award

    Recently, Wayfarers was performed by Dustin Ballard ’09 at Lantern Hill Senior Living in New Providence, NJ. Dustin is the most recent recipient of the Bauer Boucher Playwriting Alumni Award.

  • Contemporary Artist Ricardo Roig Celebrates Solo Exhibition with Art Scholarship Announcement at Kean University

    Artist Ricardo Roig ’08, Kean University alumnus and artist-in-residence, is furthering his commitment to the University with the creation of the Roig Family Art Scholarship. The scholarship, created by Roig and his family, was announced at the January 25 opening of his solo exhibition, Layers of Life.

  • A New Year Brings New Opportunities

    A new year brings about new and exciting reasons to support the students of Kean University. From providing funding for scholarships to enhancing academic and athletic programs; from enriching student life to helping maintain state-of-the-art facilities, your support will directly benefit the day-to-day activities of every current and future Cougar.

  • Donor Spotlight: Michael Milazzo '11

    A 2011 Kean University alumnus is giving back to his alma mater by establishing an endowed scholarship for communication students in honor of his parents and two of his former professors in the Department of Communication, Media and Journalism (CMJ).

  • Consider Including a Charitable Bequest in Your Will or Trust

    Including a charitable bequest in your will or trust to benefit the Kean University Foundation is one of the simplest ways to leave a legacy while making an impact on future generations of students at Kean University.

  • Yeah Baby Golf Classic

    The Yeah Baby Golf Classic, an annual event hosted by the Yeah Baby Foundation, was a resounding success, having brought 136 dedicated golfers and more than 30 guests together for a day of camaraderie and competition.

  • Student Spotlight: Glynnis Tan

    Senior Glynnis Tan decided to attend Kean University because of its unique global business program. With the promise of traveling and studying abroad, it was too good of an opportunity to pass by. However, once she stepped foot on campus and took a tour, Tan fell more in love with Kean.

  • Corporate and Foundation Relations Awareness

    A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is a charitable investment account for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations you care about – like the Kean University Foundation!

  • Meet One of the Newest Members of the Kean University Foundation Board of Directors

    The Kean University Foundation’s Board of Directors is a distinguished group of professionals who generously offer their time and expertise in support of the University. As such, we are pleased to introduce one of the Board’s newest members: Christina Carey Dunleavy ’98, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Foundation.

  • Kean University Alumni Association Honors Pair of Respected Alumni

    The Kean University Alumni Association recently paid tribute to two long-time members of their board with a donation of $10,000. This donation will be used to start two scholarship funds in memory of Donna Madrigal ‘88 ‘91 and Anthony (Tony) Brennan ‘81.

  • Kean University Department of Athletics Holds Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    On October 15, 2023, the Kean University Department of Athletics hosted their biennial event to induct four standout Kean alumni - two athletes and two distinguished teams - into the Benisch Athletics Hall of Fame.

  • Kean University’s 2023 Homecoming Weekend

    The forecast couldn’t dampen the spirits of the Kean University students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members who came out and showed their Cougar Pride during a rainy Homecoming weekend on Kean’s main campus in Union, NJ.

  • Spotlight On: The Family of Kean University Student Robert Huiracocha

    Kean University student Robert A. Huiracocha was an aspiring State Trooper whose life was tragically cut short in June of 2021. His mother, father, sister, brother, nephew, relatives and friends came together in their grief to create a fitting memorial.

  • Academic Leaders at Kean University Join Members of the Kean University Foundation for Immersive Philanthropic Conference

    Bill Miller and Ed Ahart, chief executive officer and chief development officer, respectively, of the Kean University Foundation were joined by Jonathan Mercantini, Ph.D., active associate provost of special projects, Jin Wang, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business and Public Management, Jessica Thurlow, dean of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), Elizabeth Hyde, associate dean of CLA, Jim Konopack, Ph.D., dean of the College of Health Professions and Human Services (HPHS) and Angela Larmony, managing assistant director of HPHS, in Boston, Massachusetts for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Conference, “Development for Deans and Academic Leaders,” held in Boston, Massacusetts.

  • One Board Member’s Journey

    On November 30, Gerald Tarantolo, Kean University Foundation Board of Director, presented at the Intro. to Non-Profit MPA class. The class has been working in conjunction with the Kean University Foundation on a Philanthropy Center pilot program this semester and Mr. Tarantolo spoke regarding volunteerism and board relations.

  • A Journey to Success

    “Believe in yourself” is one piece of wisdom shared by Leslie Harwood, a Managing Director of Newmark and a member of the Kean University Foundation Board of Directors, at the College of Business and Public Management Dean’s Forum held on November 30th.

  • Kean University Alumni Association Donates $10,000 in Memory of Donna A. Madrigal ’88 ’91 MPA and Anthony J. Brennan ‘81

    The Kean University Alumni Association recently paid tribute to two long-time members of their board with a donation of $10,000. This donation will be used to start two scholarship funds in memory of Donna Madrigal and Anthony (Tony) Brennan.

  • The City of Elizabeth Renames Street “Joe Sheridan Way” in Honor of Retiring Wakefern Food Corp. President

    Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer-owned supermarket cooperative in the United States with banners that include ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace, The Fresh Grocer, Gourmet Garage, Fairway Market and Dearborn Market, today announced that the City of Elizabeth has renamed York Street “Joe Sheridan Way” in honor of longtime Wakefern President Joe Sheridan.

  • Success, Happiness and Our Search for Meaning

    The College of Business and Public Management was proud to present alumnus, Mark LoSacco, Esq. ’88, at the first Dean’s Forum lecture for this academic year.

  • Kean Graduate Donates $50,000 to Create an Endowed Scholarship in Honor of His Parents and Two Professors

    Michael (Mike) Milazzo '11 recently made a significant donation to the Kean University Foundation to help support students.

  • Help Create Opportunities for Kean University Students

    Making a gift in honor of Kean students is the perfect way to celebrate the start of a new academic year!

  • Mark Your Calendars

    Save-the-Dates for exciting events and celebrations happening in the coming months!

  • Thoughtful Estate Planning – and Gifts That Cost You Nothing Today!

    You have worked hard all your life to save, invest and grow your assets. If you are like most people, you are looking for ways to minimize taxes and maximize monetary gain, while getting the most satisfaction from your hard-earned money.

  • Members of the Kean University Foundation’s Board of Directors Recognized and Honored

    Join us in both recognizing and celebrating the recent achievements of members of the Kean University Foundation’s Board of Directors.

  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Holds International Conclave in Houston, Texas

    Celebrating 108 years of service, the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity continues to live out its mission of “Culture for Service and Service to Humanity.

  • Student Spotlight: Nikye Jennings-Jackson

    “I fell in love with Kean’s campus – between the architecture, the motivational statues and posters, it’s so encouraging.”

  • Kean Athletics 3rd Annual Golf Outing

    On Wednesday, July 12, 2023, roughly 130 golfers grabbed their clubs and came out in support of the Kean Athletics’ 3rd Annual Golf Outing, which took place at the beautiful Galloping Hill Golf Course located in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

  • Faculty Spotlight: Claire M. Mulry, OTD, OTR, CAPS, FAOTA

    From murals to meals, classrooms to community, Dr. Claire Mulry’s dedication to and passion for her Occupational Therapy students at Kean University, as well as older adults in the community, are hard to match.

  • 23rd Annual Kean University Gala

    On June 15, 2023, Kean University and the Kean University Foundation hosted the 23rd Annual Kean University Gala at the picturesque Stone House at Stirling Ridge, located in Warren, New Jersey.

  • Dr. Dorothy G. Hennings H’10 Hosts Book Unveiling and Signing Event

    On Sunday, July 2, 2023, a representative from the Kean University Foundation attended a book unveiling and signing opportunity for an esteemed supporter and long-time champion of Kean University.

  • Spotlight On: Kean University Alumna Ina Giardina ’63 ‘67

    Luck, passion and Generosity combined to Create an Impactful Legacy for Kean University Alumna Ina Giardina ’63 ‘67.

  • Donor Spotlight: Kean University Alumnus Carmen Cicero ‘51

    Renowned artist Carmen Cicero ’51 has recently donated one of his works to the Kean University Foundation to become part of the permanent art collection at Kean University.

  • Faculty Spotlight: Zahava L. Friedman, Ph.D.

    In this edition of the Faculty Spotlight, the Kean University Foundation has switched gears and is happy to have Zahava L. Friedman, Ph.D., tell her own story.

  • CBPM Dean’s Forum Focuses on Career Success and Happiness

    Kean University’s College of Business and Public Management (CBPM) hosted its final Dean’s Forum of the 2022/2023 academic year on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.

  • Student Spotlight: Michelle Gomez ‘23

    Michelle chose to attend Kean University for two reasons: the school’s proximity to her home and its affordability. There were a few semesters where she attended night classes and the easy commute allowed her the flexibility to work two part-time jobs.

  • Thank you to everyone who generously supported Kean University’s Founders Day and Founders 5K!

    Founders Day, which was celebrated on April 14th, 2023, saw the Kean Community come together for a day of action in commemoration of the University’s 168th anniversary.

  • The Kean University Foundation Hosts Annual Scholarship Recognition Ceremony

    On Thursday, March 23, 2023, the Kean University Foundation hosted the Annual Scholarship Recognition Ceremony in Downs Hall, located on Kean University’s main campus in Union, New Jersey.

  • Grant in Support of Kean University’s Center for Veteran Student Success Offers Once-in-a-Lifetime Travelearn Opportunity

    The Kean University Foundation recently sponsored veteran students on campus with a grant in the amount of $12,900 designated to support the Center for Veteran Student Success and the first veteran-designed Travelearn program. Travelearn, one of Kean’s most exciting programs, offers students the opportunity to visit and learn about new parts of the world through short-term study abroad programs that consist of lectures, museum visits and excursions related to educational topics.

  • Mark Your Calendars for Exciting Events Taking Place in Coming Months

    Join us for Kean Athletics Golf Outing in July and the Jazz & Roots Music Festival in September. Click below to learn more!

  • Your Will – Don’t Leave Home Without It!

    It’s summertime, have you made your vacation plans yet? More importantly, have you established your will yet? If not, do so before your vacation. It will give you peace of mind.

  • Celebrate with Us and Support Kean Students!

    We have lots to celebrate as the 2023 academic year comes to a close. We welcomed our largest freshman class ever this fall as well as an increase in recruited faculty. With this growth comes the need for more support.

  • Donor Spotlight: Kean University Alumnus Hugo E. Almeida Jr. ‘88

    A first-generation college graduate, Hugo Almeida Jr. ’88 recalls his graduation from Kean University as a proud day for himself and his family.

  • The Community Reinvestment Act

    Enacted in 1977, the Community Reinvestment Act encourages financial institutions to help meet the credit needs of businesses in their communities.

  • Student Spotlight: Angel Ihie

    Current student Angel Ihie felt a sense of comfort the minute she walked on Kean’s Union campus.

  • Bill Miller, CEO of the Kean University Foundation, Participates in Oiada International’s Inspiration Day

    Bill Miller virtually addressed international students as a guest speaker for a session entitled “The Gift of Giving”.

  • Mark Your Calendars!

    Save-the-Dates for exciting events and celebrations happening on campus!

  • Did You Know?

    Kean College’s graduating class of 1974 was comprised of 1,534 Kean alumni!

  • Kean University Alumna Named Teacher of the Year for Brookside Place School

    Union County Educator Beth Lambe ’92 ’95 has been recognized as part of the 2022-2023 Governor’s Professional Recognition Program.

  • The Secure Act 2.0 and Charitable Giving

    Passed into law this year, the Secure Act 2.0 includes many opportunities to reduce your tax burden while also making a significant charitable contribution.

  • Support Kean University Students!

    By making a gift today, you are helping both current and future Kean students.

  • Consider the Kean University Foundation for Your Year-End Giving!

    Looking for a way to honor or memorialize a loved one this holiday season? Making a donation to the Kean Fund for Excellence is a wonderful way to pay tribute to a friend or loved one. This can also be a great way to take care of last-minute holiday gifts, especially for those hard-to-shop-for recipients.

  • Give Wisely at Calendar Year-End!

    Consider some ways to invest wisely at the calendar year-end.

  • Kean University Alumna Named State of New Jersey Educator of the Year

    The Kean University Foundation congratulates Christine Girtain ‘05 on being named 2022-23 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year. Christine attended Kean University for the completion of her graduate studies, having earned a master’s degree in earth science instruction and curriculum from Kean University.

  • President’s Alumni Ball and Distinguished Alumni Awards

    On Friday, September 30, 2022, hundreds were in attendance at Kean University’s inaugural President’s Alumni Ball to honor four alumni with Kean Distinguished Alumni Awards.

  • Student Spotlight: Dean Schirripa

    Dean Schirripa arrived at Kean University in the fall of 2021 as a transfer student. He took the initiative to compare different colleges and universities based on their curriculum, location, transfer equivalency and affordability.

  • Kean University's 2nd Annual Jazz and Roots Music Festival

    Kicking off the University’s roster of 2022 Homecoming events and activities, Kean hosted its 2nd Annual Jazz & Roots Music Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2022! The free outdoor concert was open to the Kean community, as well as the surrounding community as a whole, and took place on The Lawn at Enlow Hall in Hillside, New Jersey.

  • Amazon Makes Commitment to the Kean Community

    Amazon, one of the largest employers in New Jersey, has made a generous pledge in support of Kean University students and faculty. The gift exemplifies Amazon’s commitment to the communities where their employees live and work.

  • Kean Day 2022

    On Friday, September 9, 2022, Kean University hosted Kean Day, a campus-wide event promoting student involvement – and the Kean University Foundation was onsite and happy to support!

  • Academic Spotlight: Alex Rivera

    Alex Rivera is the Director of the Center for Economic and Workforce Development, Social Entrepreneurship, and Innovation at the John S. Watson Institute for Urban Policy and Research at Kean University. He supports New Jersey communities in providing for the economic needs of people in socially equitable and environmentally sustainable ways.

  • A Message from Edward W. Ahart II, Foundation's Acting Chief Development Officer

    This time of year is always one for reflection of togetherness and gratitude. In that spirit, I would like to open by saying thank you to our entire Kean community for all you do for the Kean University Foundation.

  • Donor Spotlight: Kean University Alumna Koan Bick '52

    Kean University alumna Joan Bick ’52 was a newlywed when she began her studies at Kean University, which was then named Newark State Teachers College. At the time, very few women in the United States pursued a higher education – but it never occurred to Joan not to do so.

  • Kean University Foundation Receives Grant from BofA to Help Family Childcare Providers Enhance Educational Quality and Business Viability

    Kean University Foundation, a local non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the mission of Kean University, has received a $40,000 grant from Bank of America.

  • Help Support the Kean Fund for Excellence

    Did you know the Kean Fund for Excellence allows the University to allocate resources where they are needed most?

  • Create a Lasting Legacy at Kean University

    You can create a lasting legacy at Kean University that benefits future generations of Cougars!

  • 2022 Yeah Baby Golf Classic

    The Yeah Baby Foundation will be hosting their annual Yeah Baby Golf Classic on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

  • Kean Alumnus Publishes Memoir

    Following a career in academics and unexpected challenges, Kean alumnus Dr. Arthur F. “Artie” Kirk, Jr. ‘68 ‘73 has published his memoir.

  • Student Spotlight: Delia Latini '23

    With a major in Communication Studies and a dual minor in Marketing and Management, Kean Senior Delia Latini has her sights set on a memorable, and productive year!

  • Kean Athletics 2nd Annual Golf Outing

    On a hot, sunny day in July, Kean University’s Athletics Department held its 2nd annual golf outing at Galloping Hill Golf Course.

  • Academic Spotlight: Dr. Susan Nurse

    An Equity in Action Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Management and Marketing at Kean University has received a valuable research grant on behalf of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

  • Meet the Newest Members of the Kean University Foundation's Board of Directors

    We are pleased to announce both Kevin Alton ‘73 H‘07 and Leslie Harwood have accepted their respective invitations to join the Kean University Foundation Board of Directors.

  • Donor Spotlight: The Haight Family Scholarship

    The Haight Family Endowed Scholarship will benefit Kean students who are earning degrees in pursuit of teaching careers.

  • Award-winning N.J. Painter Finds Inspiration in the Evocative

    Kean University alum, Suzanne Anan, was one of 20 people internally to be accepted into New York University's mater's program, studying two years in Venice and one in New York.

  • Kean Ranked a "National University" by U.S. News & World Report, Named in Top 50 for Social Mobility

    Kean University has been elevated to "national university" status in the U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings, reflecting the University's continued ascent in research and scholarship.

  • Kean University Alum, Leana Malinowsky Names Middlesex County Teacher of the Year

    Kean University alum, Leana Malinowsky, a teacher at Private Nicholas Minue School, has been named Middlesex County Teacher of the Year for 2022-2023.

  • Kean University Alum, Jimmy Alvarez, Starts First Full Year as Belmar Elementary's Superintendent

    Kean University alum, Jimmy Alvarez, starts his first full year on the job as Superintendent for Belmar Elementary School in Belmar, New Jersey. Alvarez started at Belmar Elementary in January of 2022.

  • Kean University Alum, Molly Kastner, Takes Amateur "Foodie" To A Whole New Level

    Kean University alum, Molly Kastner, owner and operator of Molly Boards in Point Pleasant Beach, shares her experience in starting up her own NJ charcuterie business.

  • Kean University Alum Attending People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Kean University alum, Debra Lampert-Rudman, is excited to bring her extensive background in Public Relations, Marketing, and Community Relations to People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos as they celebrate their 50th anniversary milestone.

  • Kean University Alum Selected To Join the 2022 Essentials Fellowship

    Kean University alum, Mali DeSantis, owner of Therapeutic Services LLC for 15 years, has been selected to reimage education with her community through the Essentials Fellowship - designed for people with early-stage ideas, who don't yet have organizations or programs.

  • Kean Journalism Graduate Lives Long-Sought Dream as TV Reporter — and Wins Emmy

    Kean University alumni, Maria Vargas-Pion ’10 built a career in television news because she wanted to help her community. Recently, Vargas-Pion was rewarded for her diligence in September 2021 when, as part of the Noticias Telemundo team, she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Newscast or News Magazine in Spanish.

  • Education Degree Helps Kean Graduate in the Classroom — and Out at Sea

    Christopher “CJ” Titmas ’14 owned the parasailing business for three years before he earned his B.A. in elementary education from Kean University with a concentration in history. Titmas said the lessons he learned at Kean are helping him not just in the classroom, but on the water.

  • Former University President, Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. '68 '73 Publishes Memoir, "Sometimes Wrong but Never in Doubt (that I was right)"

    Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. ’68 ’73 has published his memoir, Sometimes Wrong but Never in Doubt (that I was right). Artie served as a college and university President for 31 years at two colleges.

  • Kean Arts Philanthropists to Receive Honorary Degrees

    Two retired educators who are longtime supporters of the performing arts at Kean University, siblings John Bauer, Ph.D., and Nancy Boucher, will be presented with honorary degrees during Commencement 2022.

  • Kean University Alumni Becomes President of New Jersey State Bar Association

    Jeralyn Lawrence, Kean University Alumna, has been installed as president of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Lawrence, founder and managing partner of Lawrence Law, devotes her practice to matrimonial, divorce and family law.

  • Kean University Multimedia Team Receives Grand Gold Award in CASE's 2022 Circle of Excellence Awards

    The Kean University multimedia team received a Grand Gold Award in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)'s 2022 Circle of Excellence Awards for the "Kean Alumna Climbs Higher in Design" video produced on behalf of the Foundation

  • Kean University Foundation Wins Ragan Communications' Employee Communications Award

    The Kean University Foundation is proud to share this wonderful news and exciting recognition with the Kean community.

  • The Pay It Forward Fund

    The Pay It Forward Fund, established by Kean alumni in an effort to assist current Kean students maintain their academic standing and earn their desired degrees, has had a lasting impact on its recipients and their ability to pursue their goals of higher education.

  • Kean University and The New York Jets - Partners in Education

    In August 2021, Kean University teamed up with the New York Jets to create both academic and career opportunities for Kean students, becoming an Official Partner of the NFL team. Most recently, the first group of Kean students participating in this program had the opportunity to present to Kean University President, Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., and a team of NY Jets executives at MetLife Stadium.

  • The Patricia Graleski Gallery

    Through the tremendous generosity of Kean University Medallion Society member, Patricia Graleski, the newly named Patricia Graleski Gallery, located on the first floor of Kean University’s Green Lane Academic Building (Union Campus), will soon be opening its doors to our students, faculty, staff, and all members of the Kean community.

  • Founders Day

    Thank you to all the Cougars and friends who supported Kean University's annual day of giving.

  • Meet the Newest Members of the Kean University Foundation’s Board of Directors

    We are pleased to announce both Mark S. Hiltwein, CPA ‘87 and Charles E. Waimon ’77 have accepted their respective invitations to join the Kean University Foundation Board of Directors.

  • The Rise of Industry-Academic Partnerships

    Building relationships is the key to creating meaningful partnerships and generating greater opportunities for Kean students.

  • Did You Know? 1920's

    Read on to learn interesting facts and information about Kean University!

  • Kean Designated Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

    Kean University has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency for its academic programs and practices to address a growing national crisis – the shortage of trained cybersecurity professionals in the workforce.

  • Kean Ocean Student Finds Dream Career on Barnegat Bay

    Kean Ocean senior Alec Boss always loved the outdoors but didn’t realize his passion could become a career until he started an internship with the environmental group Save Barnegat Bay.

  • Kean Designated as Doctoral University by Carnegie Commission

    Kean University has been named a Professional/Doctoral University by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, reflecting the University’s increased number of doctoral programs offered and degrees awarded, and Kean’s strong commitment to research.

  • Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship Wins International Awards for Business Acceleration Efforts

    The Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship (ILSE) at Kean University has received two international awards for its global work to help life science startups, entrepreneurs and researchers succeed.

  • IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions

    You have saved and saved, now use your savings to create your legacy.

  • Cranford Public School District names Gregg Caverly as the Director of Data and Learning Acceleration

    The Cranford Board of Education is pleased to announce Gregg Caverly as the Director of Data and Learning Acceleration. This new position will provide leadership, direction, coordination, and analysis and interpretation of District data to ensure quality of education, including targeted programs for learning acceleration and personalized learning.

  • Ragan Communications' Employee Communications Awards-Winner

    The winners in Ragan’s Employee Communications & Top Places to Work Awards created and executed exceptional internal communications campaigns, content and initiatives that kept their workforce—remote or in-person—engaged and informed. These workplaces champion their diverse workforce and provide resources and support to help employees grow and succeed in their careers.

  • Kean Students Win National STEM Awards

    Six Kean University STEM students received awards at the recent Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) Virtual Conference, including one student who won the conference hackathon competition.

  • Ellucian Foundation Awards $500,000 in PATH Scholarships to U.S. Colleges and Universities

    Ellucian, the leading higher education technology solutions provider, today announced the U.S recipients of the 2021 Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving, Hope (PATH) Scholarship through the Ellucian Foundation. Esatblished in 2020, the PATH Scholarship provides grants to higher education institutions to support students facing economic hardship.

  • 21-Year-Old Entrepreneur from Kean Launches First Business

    As the fitness industry recovers from a devastating pandemic, 21-year-old Kean Ocean business student Brandon Lombardo opens his first brick-and-mortar health shop.

  • Kean Athletic Training Student Wins NFL Scholarship

    A Kean University athletic training student doing her clinical rotation with the New York Jets has received a scholarship designed to encourage female and minority students to pursue a National Football League career.

    The award from the NFL and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society was given to senior Tianna Marquez, who is from Paterson.

  • Peer Mentors Help Student Veterans Succeed at Kean

    When Edgar Arauz entered Kean University in 2016 after serving four years with the U.S. Marines, he figured he would get through school without needing anyone’s help.

    Then he found himself wanting to connect with other students on campus, and discovered the Kean Veterans Resource Center.

  • Hillside Students Receive Conditional Acceptance and Scholarships to Kean

    When the Hillside Public Schools and Hillside Innovation Academy student and staff members visited Kean University for a tour of the campus on Friday, Oct. 29, Kean University President Lamont O. Repollet made a surprise announcement that would reduce some of the pressures on the seventh- and eighth-grade students: On graduating high school, Hillside Innovation Academy students will be officially accepted into Kean University.

  • Kean Is Changing K-12 Discipline to Build Classroom Community

    A grant from the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) is funding the launch of Restorative Justice in Education, a pilot program run by Kean University to support a more inclusive and less punitive discipline culture in K-12 schools.

  • Inaugural Jazz & Roots Music Festival Draws 2,000 Music Fans to Kean

    More than 2,000 community members and Kean students and alumni braved the chilly fall temperatures on Sunday, Oct. 17, for the inaugural Jazz & Roots Music Festival at Kean University, a free, outdoor concert launched by Kean President Lamont O. Repollet as a way to welcome people from across the region to the campus during homecoming week.

  • Kean Leads Restorative Justice Training Program

    Kean University has launched a Restorative Justice in Education pilot program to create a more supportive and inclusive culture in K-12 schools.

  • Kean Students Climb Higher Through Summer Research

    Kean senior Florencia Burian plans to pursue a doctoral degree in chemistry after spending a life-changing summer in a prestigious research program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Immersive Virtual Environment Opens at Kean

    Interactive. Immersive. Electrifying. The new Visualization and Immersive Studio for Education and Research (VISER) at Kean University breaks down the four walls of the classroom and offers Kean students a new learning experience.

  • Kean Named One of 25 Colleges Nationwide to Lead Economic Development Programs

    Kean University said Tuesday it is one of 25 colleges and universities nationwide selected for a U.S. University Center Program | U.S. Economic Development Administration grant to promote innovation and strengthen regional economies.

  • Kean University Dean of Education Chosen for National Fellowship on Teacher Preparation

    Kean University's dean of the College of Education, Barbara R. Ridener, Ph.D., has been named an Impact Academy fellow by Deans for Impact, a national nonprofit oranization that works to ensure every child is taught by a well-prepared teacher.

    Ridener was selected as one of 24 educational leaders from across the country who will work together for the next year to create transformative change in educator preparation.

  • Close Up Radio Spotlights William H. Miller of the Kean University Foundation

    As the charitable arm of Kean University, the Kean University Foundation exists to secure private resources to support students, faculty, research initiatives, and university facilities.

    “I've worked in almost every non-profit sector, but higher education pulls on the heartstrings and is nearest and dearest to my heart,” says William H. Miller, Certified Fund Raising Executive and CEO of the Kean University Foundation. “It's one of those professions where you can do well, but you can also do good.”

  • 100 Cybersecurity Voices That Make The World A Safer Place

    Cybercrime fighters run the gamut from cybersecurity experts to CISOs to product vendors and service providers with many of us — including journalists — in between. We are all over the map, literally and figuratively. In the course of fighting the good fight, our sound bites are picked up by media outlets and they flash across social media. All too often what each of us has to say is isolated to the medium in which it appeared.

  • Lindabury Attorneys Named to ‘Best Lawyers in America 2021’ List

    Eleven attorneys with the law firm of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., were recognized in “The Best Lawyers in America© 2021,” which identified each as a top legal talent in their respective practice areas.

    In addition, Lindabury attorneys John M. Boyle and Jay Lavroff were both named “Lawyer of the Year” in Newark for Insurance Law and Arbitration, respectively.

  • Gelest’s Arkles Receives American Chemical Society 2020 Kipping Award

    Gelest, Inc. recently announced that Barry Arkles, Ph.D., founder, president, and chief technology officer, is the recipient of the American Chemical Society 2020 Frederic Stanley Kipping Award in Silicon Chemistry. The Kipping award was established in 1960 by Dow Corning Corp. to commemorate the achievements of Prof. Frederic Stanley Kipping.