Pembroke Center Associates

About Us

The Pembroke Center Associates provide essential support to Brown's students, faculty, and alumnae/i who work with the Pembroke Center. We are a membership organization open to all. We offer engaging programs and lectures; publicize Pembroke Center activities through a newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, and other avenues; support student research with grants and prizes; and, celebrate the history of Brown women and the intellectual history of feminist scholars in our archives.

With the support of the Associates, the Pembroke Center is able to provide Brown faculty, students, and postdocs with funding, scholarly forums, publications, and courses that are the lifeblood of innovative research.

Your membership is  your passport to one of the most vital and creative communities of scholars at Brown.

Please Join Us and Become a Member Today.

Pembroke Center Archives Endowment Campaign

The Pembroke Center’s two complementary archives – the Christine Dunlap Farnham Archive and the Feminist Theory Archive – explore Brown and Rhode Island women’s history and the intellectual history of feminist theory.  The Center has launched campaign to build an endowment to support these archives with enhanced resources to grow the collections and increase their accessibility for teaching and research.  Thanks to a leadership gift of $1 million from Pembroke Center Associates Council chair Nancy L. Buc’65 – and increasing support from alumnae/i and friends – the Center is well on its way.

The Pembroke Challenge Exceeds Goal to Endow New Research!

Surpassing its $1 million goal, the Pembroke Center announced the completion of the Pembroke Challenge on November 4, 2011 having raised $1,504,265 to endow new research initiatives at the Pembroke Center.

In October 2010, Elizabeth Munves Sherman ’77 P’06 P’09 challenged the wider community to raise $750,000 in support of the innovative research initiatives at the Pembroke Center. When the amount was met, she and her husband David Sherman ’79 P’06 P’09 donated $250,000, but the Center and its supporters went on to raise over $1.5 million to support new research at the Pembroke Center.

See what fascinating faculty research is now underway thanks to the sucess of this effort and the generosity of our donors.

Building a Legacy for the Pembroke Center
Alumnae/i choose to support the Pembroke Center through a variety of planned giving options. Bequests, gift annuities, IRA rollovers, real estate, and trusts are all tools that you can use to support the Pembroke Center for generations to come. Click here for one alumna's thoughts about why she supports the Pembroke Center.

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Pembroke Center Receives NCRW Lifetime Achievement Award! 

The National Council for Research on Women presented the Pembroke Center with its "Lifetime Achievement Award" at its annual conference in June 2012.


Questions, Concerns, Suggestions?

The Pembroke Center Associates Council welcomes any suggestions or comments members may wish to offer. Please contact