Kurtz Fund

The Donald and Barbara Kurtz Fund, managed by the Office of Residential Life, supports campus events that encourage learning and discussion outside the classroom and bring faculty, staff and students together.  All Kurtz funded programs must directly involve at least one College House as an event sponsor.

Programs from 2014-2015 include: Quinby House's "Donuts with a Diplomat", Ladd House's "340 Miles North", Reed House's "A Talk with Downeast Cider CEO Ross Bockman", and "Dinner with Six Strangers."

To apply, email Kurtz Fund Interns Katie Carter '16, Alex Thomas '16, and Jacob Russell '17 at kurtzfund@bowdoin.edu.

Dinner with Six Strangers

Dinner with Six Strangers

Dinner with Six Strangers: an event put on annually by Res-Life where students, faculty, and staff share a meal and discuss a broad topic. This year’s topic was “home.”

Donuts with a Diplomat

Donuts with a Diplomat

Donuts with a Diplomat: a presentation by Ambassador David Pearce ‘72, career diplomat and current ambassador to Greece, about his adventures representing the United States in the Foreign Service, the challenges of a balancing a personal life and a career in diplomacy, and how Bowdoin students can become involved in the Foreign Service. (In partnership with the Career Planning Center)

(Photo by Hannah Rafkin)

340 Miles North

340 Miles North (Photo: James Marshall)

340 Miles North: A beautiful show of student artwork at Ladd House, curated by the Bowdoin Art Society.

(Photo by James Marshall)

Downeast Cider

Downeast Cider (Photo: Hannah Rafkin)

Downeast Cider: A talk by Downeast Cider Co-Founder, Ross Bockman (Bates ’11), about entrepreneurship, liberal arts educations, cider, and how he went from having no idea what he wanted to do running a successful start up in just a few years.

(Photo by Hannah Rafkin)