Brandeis U. Selected As First Recipient of Grant for Government

Brandeis University will be the recipient of the first James Gordon Grant for Government, worth $180,000 in the next 10 years, it was announced here tonight at a dinner honoring Mrs. Florence Heller, a contributor of substantial sums to the university within recent years.

Mrs. Heller, of Chicago, was guest of honor at the annual banquet of the Chicago Life Members of Brandeis University, attended by some 150 members and friends. Announcement of the Gordon Grant of $18,000 each year for the next 10 years was made by Burton G. Feldman, chairman of a four-member board of directors established under the will of James Gordon, a Chicago electrical equipment manufacturer who died last December.

The purpose of the grant as set forth in Gordon’s will, Mr. Feldman said, is to “improve, through non-political activities, the training and skills of those who hold or aspire to public office, especially at the state and local government level.” Brandeis, he said, was selected because of its “already impressive contributions in the fields of political science and government administration.”

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