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Everyone, regardless of gender identity and of sexual orientation, deserves an opportunity to thrive. Please partner with us to build a more just, equitable, and sustainable world. To make a financial contribution to support research and education on women and gender, please click on one of the links below.

General Fund

Donations to the Gender Institute's general fund will be used where they are most needed to support the institute's mission.

Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fund

Established in 2012 to honor the distinguished contributions to research and education on women and gender of Professor Isabel S. Marcus, co-founder and co-director of the Gender Institute (1997-2003) and recipient of UB's 2012 Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education, the Gender Institute's Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship is awarded to outstanding UB graduate students to support and encourage research by and/or about women outside of the United States. Donations to this fund enable us to support important research by emerging scholars around the world.

Janice L. Moritz Lecture on Women and Labor

The Janice L. Moritz Lectureship Fund presents a Distinguished Annual Lecture on Women and Labor by a leading scholar. Established in 1999 to honor Janice L. Moritz upon her retirement from a career as Labor Relations Specialist with the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), the lectureship was established to educate others on the principles of labor management under which Jan excelled.

A champion of the rights of women and workers in higher education, Jan Moritz retired in 2000 after more than 20 years of dedicated service as Labor Relations Specialist for NYSUT. Assigned to United University Professions, she represented primarily the (UB) Buffalo Center, Health Sciences Chapter-Buffalo, Buffalo State College and Fredonia State College chapters. At one time, Jan was the only female Labor Relations Specialist in the NYSUT Regional Office of WNY. She won more than a dozen favorable decisions for union members in New York State and obtained hundreds of favorable decisions at lower levels of the grievance process. Many faculty and staff at SUNY campuses remained employed, achieved promotion, or returned to employment because of her outstanding advocacy. Prior to her career in labor relations, Jan Moritz taught in New York State public schools for 20 years. Jan promoted women, organized and introduced women to political campaigning, and conducted workshops on affirmative action, sexual harassment, and diversity. Through her leadership in the Business and Professional Women of Buffalo, she produced programs on family violence, depression, and women’s health care initiatives. Jan is a member of the Leadership Buffalo Class of 1996.

Friends, family, and colleagues on both sides of the labor/management aisle established the Janice L. Moritz Lectureship Fund to honor Jan. The Fund relies on private donations.


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