Robert Garrett Honored with Dodge Foundation Gift

Nov. 20, 2014

The Board of the Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation has made a gift of $250,000 to Near Eastern Studies in memory of Robert Garrett ’59. Garrett, who passed away on March 12, 2014, had for many years been the chairman of the Near Eastern Studies Advisory Council and had served for over 33 years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation. The gift, to be called the Robert Garrett ’59 Summer Study Abroad Fund, will be used for financial assistance to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate students for language study and research in the Middle East.  As NES Chair M. Qasim Zaman, Robert H. Niehaus '77 Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Religion, stated in announcing the gift,  “[we are] especially happy that the Foundation has decided to honor Rob Garrett’s memory and his long association with us in this enduring way.”