About the Ross Fund
The Ross Fund is administered through the Binghamton University Foundation with the goal of fostering effective working partnerships between the University and the community.
The Binghamton University Foundation is a non-profit corporation established to raise funds that further the purposes and mission of the University. Volunteers and staff strive to foster and maintain a partnership with alumni, parents, friends and the University community. The Foundation educates supporters about charitable giving, matches institutional priorities with donors' charitable intentions and provides stewardship of all assets held in trust for the benefit of Binghamton University.
The president of Binghamton University appoints the Community Projects Fund Coordinating Committee, composed of five members. Two persons are from the greater Broome County area and two from the University faculty and/or staff, with one designee representing the president, who presides as chair. The coordinating committee implements the charitable purpose of the University and Community Projects Fund and meets annually to review grant applications and make awards.
Stephen David Ross, Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture, and Comparative Literature, joined the Binghamton University faculty in 1967. He is founder of the doctoral program in Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture (PIC). He is author of many articles and books. His most recent titles include: The World as Aesthetic Phenomenon; Unforgetting: Recalling Time Lost; Enchanting: Beyond Disenchantment; Asking, for Telling, by Doing, As if Betraying; Unsettling: Asking, Telling, Doing, Betraying; and Betraying Derrida, for Life, Perhaps.