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Giving to Roosevelt House Your gift to the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College enables us to continue the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt while creating an important center for the advancement of public policy at Hunter College.

We Need Your Support . . .

There are many ways you can support Roosevelt House, by making a one-time or recurring contribution, by joining the Roosevelt House Council, or by considering a more significant contribution to support our programs, faculty, and fellows. We also welcome gift-matching opportunities from your employer.

Click here to make a one-time or recurring donation to Roosevelt House, or call Katy McNabb at 646-556-5814 to find out more about giving and naming opportunities.

Become a Member of the Roosevelt House Council

The Roosevelt House Council is comprised of alumni and friends whose annual support and commitment to Roosevelt House sets an example and inspires others. By joining the Roosevelt Council, your annual tax-deductible donation will further Roosevelt House’s three-part mission: to educate our students, to support faculty research and to foster creative dialogue.

The Roosevelt House Council offers membership at three levels:

FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR ROOSEVELT CIRCLE – $5,000

SARA DELANO ROOSEVELT CIRCLE – $2,500

FOUR FREEDOMS CIRCLE – $1,000

Roosevelt House Council members will be recognized in publications, and will be welcomed at a members-only reception.

Please contact us for other donor opportunities and ways you can support Roosevelt House, or click here to join the Roosevelt House Council.

Giving to Roosevelt House

We welcome your support of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, a world-class center for the advancement of public policy.

Starting in 1908 and continuing for 24 years, Roosevelt House was the home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Here they raised their family, he began his political career and she made her first forays into public life. During their time here, the Roosevelts became actively involved with their neighbor, Hunter College, and helped to arrange the purchase of Roosevelt House for the college in 1941.

Roosevelt House flourished as a vibrant center for student government and for academic and social events until 1992 when, in need of extensive repair, the building was closed. Under the leadership of President Jennifer J. Raab, public funds were secured for an extensive renovation. In 2010, Roosevelt House reopened as the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute.

Today the mission of Roosevelt House – to educate our students, to support faculty research and to foster creative dialogue – continues the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Roosevelt House has played host to many of the nation and the world’s most dynamic historians, thought leaders and policymakers, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Ban Ki-moon, Michelle Bachelet, Kofi Anan, Bill Clinton, Joseph Stiglitz, Bill Gates, Judy Collins, and Elizabeth Warren, among others.

Thanks to the generosity of Hunter College alumni and friends, Roosevelt House provides opportunities for students to pursue undergraduate studies in public policy and human rights; for faculty to research, teach and write about the most important issues of the day; and for scholarly and public audiences to attend high-profile lectures and conferences with leading experts, free of charge.