To further the research, technical assistance and educational programming provided by the Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence, additional private and public sector funding is needed.  Contributions to CHERE, via the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, are fully tax deductible.

For additional information, contact David Johnston at 203.640.6201 or

Thank You!

The Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence extends our appreciation to the follow donors for their gracious financial support of our work.


The Travelers Foundation

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The Reiss Family Foundation

J. Walter Bissell Foundation

Richard Abraham
Canton, CT

Ceely Ackerman & Bert Schmitz
Salisbury, CT

Richard Alderman
Syracuse, NY

Peter Barber
Santa Rosa, CA

Joe Barker
Nashville, TN

Dick Blacklow
Edmonds, WA

George Blumenthal
New York City

Tom Brady
Holland, OH

Bill Ferris
Branford, CT

Noel Fidel
Phoenix, AZ

Nick Figueora
Providence, RI

Jeffrey Futter
Cold Springs Harbor, NY

Donald Glazer
Newton, MA

Harry Greenberg
Palo Alto, CA

Marge Hiller
Bridgeport, CT

Jim Horan
Hartford, CT

Dwight Johnson
Londonderry, VT

Angus King 
Brunswick, ME

Stephen Lanfer 
Yarmouth, ME

Richard Lieberman
Petaluma, CA

Wayne LoCurto
Westport, CT

Howard Luxenberg
Newington, CT

David Mangs
West Hartford, CT

Lanny Morrison
Flagstaff, AZ

Bruce Putterman West Hartford, CT

Richard Rayner
Elgin, IL

Alan Rottenberg
Waban, MA

Allan Ryan
Norwell, MA 

Doris Sugarman
West Hartford, CT

Fred Silberman
West Hartford, CT

Diana Shayon
Westport, CT

Bob Spence
New Canaan, CT

Max Stern
Jamaica Plain, MA

Jim Sutherland
Ridgewood, NJ

Jerry & Carrie Thornbery
Baltimore, MD

George Trumbull
West Simsbury, CT

Cheryl Tromley
Branford, CT

George & Anne Valli
Pittsfield, MA

Jessica Winograd
Southbury, CT

Roy Yaffe
Philadelphia, PA

Stephen Zegel
St. Louis, MO