Donor Impact

Donor support makes a tremendous difference in our ability to support the work of young scholars, provide researchers at all career stages with the financial resources needed to conduct innovative research projects that have the ability to change the world, and to ensure the strength of our data infrastructure for the thousands of annual users now and long into the future.


2021 Impact Report

The following donor stories represent the impact one person can make in the lives of many. What story will you write?

  • Data Activism Donors supported vital data curation and preservation projects that will provide the foundation for researchers around the world to study important issues of immigration, civic engagement, and intergenerational economic mobility.
  • Albert and Charlotte Anderson established a revolutionary distance learning center for data-informed policy in Nepal.
  • Gene and Martha Burnstein helped up-and-coming Polish students access transformative research training from ISR.
  • Philip Converse supported students researching elections, public opinion, or representation to work closely with Center for Political Studies faculty members.
  • Maria Mercedes Florez‘s daughter and granddaughter established a meaningful fund in her honor to support research on Alzheimer’s Disease in the Latinx community.
  • Robert Marans created a fellowship to support graduate students who want to apply social science methods to the broader issue of sustainability,
  • Patricia Likert Pohlman carried on her father’s legacy by contributing to his fund in creative ways.
  • Garth Taylor established a dissertation fellowship in public opinion to support the field that sparks his passion, ensuring the continuation of this important work.
  • Marshall Weinberg supported hundreds of ISR students (and thousands more around the world) through his endowments in the Population Studies Center.
  • Bill Zimmerman envisioned a junior faculty fund to help ISR’s Center for Political Studies with recruitment and retention of best-in-class researchers.