The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation continues to help people to strive for excellence. An example of this is our commitment to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Center is the living memorial to the nation’s twenty-eighth president, Woodrow Wilson. Located in Washington, D.C., the Center was established in 1968 as an international institution dedicated to strengthening the relationships and understanding between the world of learning and the world of public affairs. The Center aims to unite a forum of ideas with the power of government policy by linking pre-eminent scholarship with critical challenges facing our Nation and our leaders.
President Wilson was both a distinguished scholar and national leader. Throughout his life, he developed the concept that the scholar and the policymaker were engaged in a common enterprise. Today, the Center serves to bridge the gap between the world of ideas and the world of policy, bringing them together, enriching the work of both, and enabling each to learn and benefit from the other.
Wilson’s idealism and stature as a great world leader led to the creation of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Center is not an institution for the study of Woodrow Wilson, but rather aims to embody Wilson’s idealism by putting scholarship at the service of the world’s public life. The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation is proud to support this worthy American institution.