February 25th, 2013

Kathryn Davis, the founder of Davis Projects for Peace, just turned 106th years old! Brandeis University is lucky to be one of the recipients from this project, awarding a prize every year for a Brandeis student.

Davis Projects for Peace is funded by Kathryn W. Davis, a lifelong internationalist and philanthropist (who earned a B.A. from Wellesley, an M.A. from Columbia, and a Ph.D. from the University of Geneva) who is now over 105 years old. She is the mother of Shelby M.C. Davis who funds the Davis UWC Scholars Program currently involving 90 American colleges and universities. Mrs. Davis feels some urgency to spark initiatives for building prospects for peace in the world and so is committing $1 million to fund these numerous $10,000 projects for peace. She believes that today’s youth – tomorrow’s leaders – ought to be challenged to formulate and test their own ideas.

Happy birthday to Kathryn Davis, and for more information, check out the website: