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Why I Support the Center

Janet M. Cronk, Class of ’68

Now, more than ever, there is a need to respectfully communicate in politics, in law, in business, etc.  My husband Rick and I are happy to support the Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement. The Goldman School of Public Policy is a perfect fit for our Center.  It allows the Class of '68 to guide and shape where we use the funds from our generous classmates.  We can make a difference in our world with the Center!

Jane Leroe, Class of '68

I contribute to the Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement through the Leroe Family Charitable Foundation because I support the goals of the Center. We seem to have lost the ability to listen with respect to opinions that differ from ours. I believe the Center will have a positive impact on the way people interact, especially in the political realm. By contributing to the Center, I am helping to make the Class of ’68 vision of a more civil society a reality.

Rabbi Fred N. Reiner, Class of '68

By including the Goldman School’s Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement in his estate, Rabbi Fred N. Reiner (B.A. ’68) joins the Goldman School of Public Policy’s Silver Society. He writes: During and following the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, I was a campus leader in developing new programs for undergraduate education and in student-faculty relations. My undergraduate years shaped my understanding of the value of open dialogue, thoughtful discussion, and finding common ground. Over the years I have remained deeply committed to helping all people find their voice and working on behalf of human rights and social justice. I am very pleased to be able to support the work of the Goldman School’s Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement – along with my classmates – to promote these values.

Note: When Rabbi Reiner graduated in 1968 he received Cal’s annual student leadership award for his efforts. He went on to earn a Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters degree from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati 1973 and was ordained that same year. Rabbi Reiner has served as Senior Rabbi of Temple Sinai, Washington, DC, since July 1985.

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