Shelby Cullom Davis Endowment Fund Creating New Positions at Trinity

Two New Faculty Positions to be Established in Fall 2015
Hartford, CT, October 16, 2014 – Trinity College has been the beneficiary of the Shelby Cullom Davis Endowment, a gift of the Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation, which is  an endowment that  generates funds to support a faculty position that focuses on American business and economic enterprise.  In recent years this faculty position has been held by Gerald Gunderson, Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of American Business and Economic Enterprise and Director of the Shelby Cullom Davis Endowment.

The College and Gerald Gunderson are pleased to announce that beginning in fall 2015,  the Shelby Cullom Davis Endowment Fund will be used to create two additional non-tenure track faculty positions at Trinity to further Mr. Davis’s interest in increasing the understanding of, and promoting, the activity of entrepreneurship and the operation of a market economy. One of these new positions will be a College chair named in honor of Mr. Davis’s wife, Kathryn Wasserman Davis, who died at the age of 106 in 2013 after lifelong support of educational causes. This includes the Davis Projects for Peace awards to undergraduates which Trinity students have shared in recent years. The College and Professor Gunderson also plan to use income from the endowment to expand the College’s internship program for students and to provide for campus visits by guest business leaders and visiting lecturers.

Both the College and Professor Gunderson are grateful for the foresight and generosity of Shelby Cullom Davis in creating this fund for Trinity and look forward to developing its contributions to the College.