Mr. Robert Gold

We greatly appreciate the efforts and generous donations of Mr. Robert Gold, CEO of Ridgewood Capital Co.

"He gave from his heart."

Initially, from 1992 to 1996, the Institute was funded by the Dwight D. Eisenhower (DDE) Federal grant through the New York State Department of Education that named this Institute as one of the State's few model programs. In 1996, the U.S. Department of Education changed its guidelines for the DDE federal grant eliminating available funding for the Institute.

In the academic years 1996-2004 the Institute was funded by a private foundation.

From 2004 to the present the Institute has received private donations, including funding from individuals and from Math For America.

The Institute relies on donations to keep its program tuition free.

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    Mr. Arthur L. Kalish, Project Director
    Director of the Institute of MERIT at SUNY/College
    at Old Westbury Campus Center
    Room E-206 Old Westbury, NY 11568-0210
    phone: (516)-876-3261

    The Institute is supported by the Nassau County Mathematics Teachers Association, the Suffolk County Mathematics Teachers Association, the Nassau County Interscholastic Mathematics League, the Nassau County Association of Mathematics Supervisors, MoMath (Museum of Mathematics), and the Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools.