Supporters

We are deeply grateful to the many contributors who have given generously to the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics in our earliest stage of development. Their gifts directly support the Center’s research projects, faculty mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students, our postdoctoral fellows, our online journal, and our varied public programming. Thank you for making possible our many endeavors. Names are added to this list as soon as gifts are received.

Griffith Danforth WashU_A2P1938The Danforth Foundation

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics owes its existence to the tremendous generosity of the Danforth Foundation, founded in 1927 by Mr. and Mrs. William H. Danforth. The Foundation’s commitment to funding St. Louis-based initiatives is well known, and in 2009 it announced a major gift of $30 million to Washington University to establish the Center. John C. Danforth, former Senator from Missouri and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, was particularly engaged in the Center’s founding and remains a member of its National Advisory Board. This gift reflects Senator Danforth’s specific interest in religion and politics, as set out in his 2006 book, Faith and Politics: How the “Moral Values” Debate Divides America and How to Move Forward Together (Viking). Center Director Marie Griffith holds the John C. Danforth Distinguished University Professorship that was established as a part of this generous founding gift. We thank Senator and Mrs. (Sally) Danforth, and the Danforth Foundation, for their tremendous generosity and continuing encouragement of the Center.

Neaves_060507_PWN at Central Texas ConferenceDr. William B. Neaves and the Reverend Priscilla Wood Neaves

In the fall of 2012, William B. Neaves, an emeritus trustee at Washington University in St. Louis, established a professorship for the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics in honor of his wife, Priscilla Wood Neaves. The Reverend Mrs. Neaves is a former Methodist minister with a personal interest in the role of gender in religion and politics. William Neaves has served on the Washington University Board of Trustees since 2003 and is a current member of the National Council for the School of Medicine. In addition this generous gift to the Danforth Center, the couple is donating Wood Neaves’s library containing books on gender and religion to Olin Library. Mark Valeri, a member of the Center Faculty, holds the Reverend Priscilla Wood Neaves Distinguished Professorship that was established by this generous gift. We thank Dr. William B. and the Reverend Priscilla Wood Neaves for their extraordinary support of the Center.

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Dr. Mary Jane Gray
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