NEW YORK (Oct. 2)
The Kresge Foundation of Troy, Mich., has informed Dr. Alfred Gotts-chalk, president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, that the Foundation will make a challenge grant of $150,000 toward construction of a new home for the New York school of the Reform college. The college recently announced plans to move from its present building on Manhattan’s West Side to a new site adjacent to the New York University campus in downtown Manhattan and to enter into a cooperative academic relationship with the university.
“We are grateful to the trustees of The Kresge Foundation for the enormous assistance they are giving to our project,” Gottschalk said. “We have outgrown our present facilities and need adequate quarters to maintain the vitality of our educational efforts. Both the financial assistance that this generous grant provides and the confidence in us that it expresses is deeply appreciated.”
William H. Baldwin, president of The Kresge Foundation, said the grant is conditioned upon Hebrew Union College securing all of the funds required for construction by November 1978. Gottschalk said approximately $5 million of the $7 million required for the project already was contributed or pledged and that the college was certain it would meet the time requirement.