Your Support Changes Lives


Please make checks payable to "Binghamton University Foundation," with "Kaschak Institute Account #21430" in the memo line.

To donate by mail:
Binghamton University Foundation
c/o Gift and Donor Records
PO Box 6005
Binghamton, NY 13902-6005

To hand deliver or use inter-campus mail:
Binghamton University Foundation
Gift and Donor Records
Old O'Connor Hall (OO-G046)

The Kaschak Institute was established in 2018 through the generosity of Ellyn Uram Kaschak, a 1965 alumna of Binghamton University and a pioneer and developer of feminist theory. Understanding that academic research is not only important but can make a difference, her vision is for the work of the institute to go back into the real world and improve lives and opportunities for women and girls. 

Recognizing that girls and women experience complex forms of sexism and inequality, the institute is dedicated to identifying and addressing these disparities and the factors that contribute to them. Creating opportunities for students to engage directly in women and girls’ rights research and practice is central to our mission.  

With faculty from over a dozen departments and programs, we support shared research among student and faculty scholars across the University. Research projects related to historical and real-world issues for women and girls are presented annually to the campus community, creating opportunities for further collaboration and increasing student and faculty interest.    

As we continue to grow, we are eager to share our work with alumni/ae, our community and the world. Our goal is to make Binghamton University widely recognized as a significant home for research on social justice for woman and girls 

Your support enables:

  • Student fellows at the graduate and undergraduate levels
  • Student summer research grants
  • Faculty fellows
  • Practitioners-in-Residence
  • Fostering public engagement and outreach

Contact Assistant Director Shelly Ross for more information, or Wendy Vevia '13 to discuss making a contribution to the institute.