In October 2011, Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington, FCLC ’77, made a $2 million gift to endow the Denzel Washington Chair in Theatre and a $250,000 gift to establish the Denzel Washington Endowed Scholarship for an undergraduate student studying theatre at Fordham. (For the full story, see: Denzel Washington Endows Fordham Theatre Chair, Scholarship.)
Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad was named the University’s first Denzel Washington Chair in Theatre. In the video below, students, faculty, and administrators thank Washington for the gift of Rashad’s teaching.
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom. 06/12