ENACT Funders


Brandeis Provost Lisa Lynch, Judith Schneider and Norbert Weissberg (l-r) sign the gift agreement establishing ENACT.

ENACT: The Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation, a major program of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University, was made possible by a generous gift from Ethics Center Board member Norbert Weissberg and his wife, former Board member Judith Schneider.

ENACT builds upon the original vision for the Center, which was inspired and supported by Abraham Feinberg, the father of Judith Schneider.

In spring of 2019 ENACT was awarded a three year, $325,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation's “Education for American Civic Life” initiative to expand to all 50 states and enhance ENACT’s digital platform.

ENACT is also supported by the Rice Family Foundation, and through a generous multi-year gift from Ethics Center Board member Mark Friedman.

The 2019-20 ENACT Labor Network pilot initiative is supported by the Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice

ENACT represents a national expansion of the Advocacy For Policy Change, a model program for civic engagement that since 2010 has engaged Brandeis undergraduates with the legislative process on key, state-level social issues.