Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute

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The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (FERI) (Roosevelt Institute), based in New York City, states its mission as informing "new generations of the ideals and achievements of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) and Eleanor Roosevelt and to inspire the application of their spirit of optimism and innovation to the solution of current problems. We believe, as FDR did, that the Four Freedoms are essential to a flourishing democracy, and we create programs to encourage those freedoms at home and abroad. The Roosevelt Institute also serves as the non-profit funding arm of the nation's first presidential library, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, where our support helps sustain the many programs and resources that make the FDR Library the most important center for the study and teaching of the Roosevelt era in the world."[1] Also see FERI's History.

Lecture series

"Inaugurated in 1992 with a lecture by Cokie Roberts on "Women in Politics," the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Lecture Series is held each year at Roosevelt University in Chicago and co-sponsored by the University and the Roosevelt Institute." [2]

Past lectures:


Major donors

  • Furth Family Foundation, The Furth Family Foundation, led by Frederick and Peggy Furth, has provided funding for the 2000, 2001 and 2002 Franklin D. Roosevelt International Disability Awards, making possible the monetary prize.
  • Henry A. Wallace, The family of Henry A. Wallace, through the Wallace Genetic Foundation and led by Jean Wallace Douglas, made a gift of $3 million to the Remembering Greatness Campaign for the new visitors center at Hyde Park. "We are most grateful to the Wallace family," said Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, FERI Co-Chair, "and we are looking forward to the opening of the new Henry A. Wallace Center in the summer of 2003." [3]

Board of Directors



Contact details

570 Lexington Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-444-9130

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