Schuster Fund

New program to support faculty, active citizenship

A new fund has been established at Tufts to support faculty development and programs that encourage active citizenship.

Gifts from the Gerald and Elaine Schuster Fund—totaling $1 million—will be made to the university in stages over the next few years. “We are thankful for the wonderful generosity of the Schusters,” said Brian Lee, vice president for university advancement. “The fund will be available at the discretion of President Bacow to further the goals of faculty development and the promotion of active citizenship and public service.”

Gerald and Elaine Schuster founded Continental Wingate Co., Inc., based in Needham, Mass. A privately held business, it has interests in financial services, nursing home care and real estate management. The Schusters are active in many educational, cultural and political philanthropic activities.

The couple’s three sons are Tufts alums: Mark, A78, Scott, A80, and Todd, A82.