We Are Building American Buddhism

Ramapo College Foundation

505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Telephone: (201) 684-7612
Website: www.ramapo.edu/foundation/
Attn: Cathleen T. Davey

Description of Organization

Ramapo College is New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. Ramapo College promotes diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.

Grant(s) Awarded

In 2015, the Foundation made a grant in the amount of $2,000 to help the Ramapo College Foundation achieve two goals: 1. make meaningful links with local Buddhist organizations and 2. build community with individual Buddhist practitioners in our local area. To this end Ramapo College will invite a broadly known speaker who will most successfully attract this audience and be able to link them with our community.

In particular, the $2,000 grant will be used to help pay the speaking fees for Sharon Saltzberg. Because of her widespread appeal and connections to the Insight Meditation Society, Ramapo College is committed to having Ms. Salzberg speak as part of Krame Center programming this coming year. A grant from the Lenz Foundation will help defray the additional expenses we will incur by bringing this renowned speaker to campus.