We are proud to work with donors with a vision for change. A gift to CEU can align with a donor's interests and values in many ways, such as supporting a talented student in a cutting-edge field, giving opportunities to young people from underdeveloped countries, encouraging faculty-student collaborative research, funding a faculty chair, or contributing to public engagement or university facilities.
One example of donor vision fulfilled at CEU is the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives, named for the couple in 2015 upon their commitment to create a permanent endowed fund. The gift underscores the longtime commitment of Donald Blinken, who served as US ambassador to Hungary during the post-Soviet years, and his Hungarian-born wife, Vera, and will allow the Archives to expand its critical work in bringing to the public one of the world's most valuable archival collections related to the Cold War and international human rights violations.
Donald and I are very proud to renew our commitment to CEU. With students from more than 100 countries and researchers and human rights activists from all over the world, we are so pleased to support the 25-year legacy CEU has established in educating the next generation of global leaders, as well as the legacy OSA has established in preserving and making available important historical sources and developing important public history programs to activate public memory and engagement.
– Vera Blinken, founding co-chair of the CEU Legacy Giving Circle