Grace Lundquist established this endowment to encourage women’s enrollment in the Gender and Women’s Studies curriculum beyond the introductory level. Grace believed the courses she took in the department empowered her and helped shape her self-perception.
According to Grace, “People don’t realize the vast richness of women in history, art, music or as politicians struggling for the vote. No one pulled this information out of history until we had Women’s Studies. That knowledge will enrich anyone who takes Women’s Studies; it will help them to better understand their culture. That’s the good side. The bad side is what happened to women throughout history. We need to know both.”