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Bill Clinton to meet donors at private Schuster Center event

Published: November 9, 2012
Section: News

Former President Bill Clinton will attend a fundraiser at a private Boston residence on Wednesday afternoon to benefit Brandeis University’s Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, according to an email invitation obtained by The Hoot. Tickets are $10,000 per individual and $15,000 per couple.

All proceeds from the fundraiser, held at the residence of Elaine and Gerald Schuster, will benefit the Schuster Institute, a non-profit public interest and journalism organization focused on social justice and human rights issues.

No further information about next week’s fundraiser was available by press time.

Clinton spoke on campus in 2005 to deliver the inaugural lecture for the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program. Eli Segal ’64 served as chief of staff in Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign and then served as an assistant to the president in the White House, where he helped launch AmeriCorps and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

During a question and answer session following the lecture, former Brandeis President Jehuda Reinharz joked to Clinton, “Do you have any presidential aspirations? I mean being president of a university? Because if you do, I can work it out with the board of trustees, and if you don’t want to have this job I’d like to know why.”

Clinton, who launched the the Clinton Global Initiative in 2005, responded with “I thought about being a university president. It would be fun for me. I’d love it. I’d love to be in the classroom. I’d love to be around young people.”

At the 2007 Segal lecture, Clinton spoke in the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center to a crowd of several thousand. Last fall, he spoke to about 6,000 people at Tufts University to deliver the Issam M. Fares Lecture.