Crown family donation to fund three chairs, home for center

Brandeis Now - September 13, 2012

By Charles A. Radin

The Crown family of Chicago has made a major gift to Brandeis University that will create three new endowed faculty chairs, help to provide a permanent home for the Crown Center for Middle East Studies and potentially jump-start renovation of outdated mid-campus buildings.

“The Crown family's extraordinary generosity is matched by their vision for what a great research university can be,” President Fred Lawrence said. “Their gift will further support the Crown Center as the foremost institute for scholarly examination of the Middle East and will add to the critically important endowment that supports Brandeis' research mission.”...