Edgar Stern Family Fund

New York
New York

Edith Stern was the daughter of Julius Rosenwald, a founding partner of Sears Roebuck, who founded his own charitable institution, the Rosenwald Fund, to provide educational aid for Black youth in the South. She and her husband created a family fund to support then-unconventional grants, like voter registration drives in the South, anti-nuclear movement, tenant organizing, and shareholder challenges who desired their corporations to be more socially responsible. The fund made its last donation in 1986, six years after Edith’s passing.