Honoree

Robert A. Borns

AWARDS

Bicentennial Medal (2019)
Partners in Philanthropy (2011)
Keystone Award

BIOGRAPHY

Robert A. Borns' dedication and leadership have ensured that IU houses one of the leading Jewish studies programs in the nation. The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program cultivates every feature of a thriving academic environment -- scholarships for students and support for faculty research, as well as funding for conferences, workshops, and visiting speakers. A major sponsor of the Rosenfeld Chair in Jewish Studies, Borns also established the Friends of the Jewish Studies Program group. In the past decade, his generosity, in combination with his ability to inspire others to follow his lead, has made possible the creation of more than a hundred undergraduate scholarships and numerous internships, travel grants, and graduate fellowships.