About the Foundation

The Lois Roth Foundation honors the life and work of Lois Wersba Roth. Since 1987, it has sought to promote and encourage dialogue across national, linguistic and cultural boundaries, with an emphasis on the humanities, arts and social sciences. Foundation programs are conducted in collaboration with a range of partners and focused on three domains: Fulbright & Academic Collaborations, Cultural Diplomacy,  and Literature & Translation.

Working with a wide range of partners over 35 years, the Lois Roth Foundation has: 

  • helped support the international research and projects of scholars, artists and recent college graduates involved in international
  • celebrated the achievements of US and international cultural diplomats; honored the work of people involved in literature and literary translation
  • and co-sponsored events and fellowships in collaboration with universities and other institutions.
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Cultural Diplomacy Awards
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Literature and Translation Awards
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Events and Fellowships
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Support Our Work

The Roth Foundation is a labor of love, a shared vision in which others are invited to participate. Donations to the Lois Roth Foundation support individuals and projects around the world that promote and encourage dialogue across national, linguistic and cultural boundaries. The impact of this work is felt in countries far and wide. The Foundation is deeply grateful to the many generous donors whose loyal support over the years has allowed this lasting memorial to Lois to flourish—and to the many bright, curious and creative alumni that have continued to be touched by her spirit.

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To set up annual giving or a bequest, or if you have questions for our fundraising team, please email us at [email protected].

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