Eleanor M. Carlson
In 1988, Eleanor M. Carlson pledged a gift of one million dollars to the University of Rhode Island Women's Studies program. In her letter of conveyance she said,
"I have a deep interest in, and a great passion for matters which affect the status of women in our society. That interest has motivated me to give a great deal of my energy to opportunities for women and lately to the subject of women as an academic pursuit. Because of this, and my deep convictions about the importance and influence of my education, I wish to make a gift to the University; one which will serve to advance the status of women by providing educational opportunity and add to the growing prestige of Women’s Studies as a discipline and a department of the University."
The proceeds of the million dollar gift, in compliance with Elearnor Carlson's wishes, were used to establish the following four endowments:
The Eleanor M. Carlson Memorial Website was created by Jennifer Adamavich and Donna Hughes, October 1997