The Gaudino Fund
Learning Through Experience and Reflection
Welcome to the homepage of the Gaudino Fund!
Discover the history and mission of the fund, stay up-to-date with our newsletters and recent events, and learn more about fellowship opportunities for students and the work of our current Gaudino scholar.
The aim of the Gaudino Fund is to perpetuate Robert Gaudino’s emphasis on reflecting, confronting individual biases through immersive engagement with otherness and, through those experiences, learning to know ourselves differently and more deeply.
Professor Amy Holzapfel will be the 18th faculty member to hold this title, a position that has been active since 1982 to further the legacy of the Fund’s namesake, Professor Robert Gaudino, in promoting experiential learning opportunities on and off campus that challenge students and colleagues to reflect upon their own assumptions and deepen their understanding of others.
Year in Review
2022-2023 shaped up to be a busy year for The Gaudino Fund, from launching new, signature programming sponsored by the Fund to a panel discussion celebrating 50+ years of uncomfortable learning through the Williams-at-Home and Williams-in-India programs.
→ Read The Gaudino Fund’s 2022-2023 Annual Newsletter
Students reflect on their Winter Study Fellowship experience and the value of embracing the uncomfortable and challenging their assumptions. → Learn more about students’ reflections
An endowment principally raised during the years immediately following Robert Gaudino’s death and during the College’s Third Century Campaign is overseen by the Trustees. Use of the Gaudino Fund’s monies is restricted to the purposes and subject to the procedures set forth in the Fund’s Mission Statement and By-Laws, which guide the activities of the Gaudino Scholar and Fund Trustees.