Established in 1998, the Stephen David Ross University and Community Projects Fund is administered through the Binghamton University Foundation with the goal of fostering effective working partnerships between Binghamton University and the community.
Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger appoints the Community Projects Fund coordinating committee, which is made up of five members. Two are from the Broome County area and two are University faculty and/or staff, with one designee representing the president, who presides as chair. The coordinating committee implements the charitable purpose of the University and Community Projects Fund, and meets annually to review grant applications and make awards.
Stephen David Ross — distinguished research professor emeritus of philosophy, interpretation, and culture (PIC) and comparative literature — founded the PIC doctoral program and is the author of many articles and books. His most recent titles include: The World as Aesthetic Phenomenon; Unforgetting: Recalling Time Lost; Enchanting: Beyond Disenchantment; Asking, for Telling, by Doing, As if Betraying; Unsettling: Asking, Telling, Doing, Betraying; and Betraying Derrida, for Life, Perhaps.