The mission of the RGK Center is to build knowledge about nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and volunteerism, and to prepare students and practitioners to make effective contributions to their communities.
The RGK Center supports the nonprofit sector with education, research and outreach by expanding in the region the academic base for the growing study of policies and practices affecting nonprofits, and by contributing to national and international debates about the future of the sector. RGK Center initiatives emphasize collaborative approaches and international perspectives in order to foster research and dialogue across fields and across borders.
The RGK Center was founded in January 2000 with an initial $5 million grant from the RGK Foundation. The 'RGK' in our name refers to Mrs. Ronya and Dr. George Kozmetsky, founders of the RGK Foundation.