Shared with the History Department by David's Family.
Donations in David’s Memory
David’s family invites David’s colleagues, friends, and students to make tax-deductible contributions in support of his intellectual home and community, the University of Colorado, Boulder. His family has proposed several options:
- David's family plans to install a bench on the CU campus in his memory and encourages donations toward that goal. To donate, use this link: http://www.giving.cu.edu/fund/campus-beautification-fund
Be sure to click “yes” for in honor/memory of and enter “David Shneer bench" in the “in memory of” space. You can leave the “next of kin” contact info blank. The development office will track these gifts and notify the family when the fundraising goal has been met and will provide a list of contributors.
- David’s family also encourages donations in his memory directly to the CU Boulder History Department (https://www.colorado.edu/history/giving) and CU’s Program in Jewish Studies (https://www.colorado.edu/jewishstudies/giving).
- Finally, the family is seeking to increase the endowment for the James and Diane Shneer Endowed Fellowship Fund to support research in the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive at the University of Colorado, Boulder. David helped found the archive and the fund was originally created in honor of David’s parents on the occasion of Diane’s 70th birthday. David’s parents plan to rename the fund in David’s honor. To donate, use this link:https://giving.cu.edu/fund/james-and-diane-shneer-endowed-fellowship-fund
For those who prefer to send a physical check toward a bench on campus or to the Shneer Endowed Fellowship Fund, those can be sent to the attention of:
Parent Giving and Boulder Advancement Programs
University of Colorado Boulder
2055 Regent Drive, Suite 206
Boulder CO 80309
David’s Research, Scholarship and Public Life
For those who might not know the full extent of David’s public work as a scholar, teacher, writer and community leader, I invite you to browse through his personal web site: https://www.davidshneer.com/
Click here to see and hear David’s beautiful voice as a singer, here he is with his music collaborator and dear friend, Jewlia Eisenberg, singing Dem Milner's Trern (“The Miller’s Tears”) in Yiddish (lyrics in comments). This is part of Jewlia and David's "Art Is My Weapon" project, about the radical musical life of Lin Jaldati, a Dutch Jewish cabaret performer and Holocaust survivor who migrated to East Berlin after WWII and became the "Yiddish diva” of the Communist world.
More on the "Art Is My Weapon" project can be found here: https://yiddishkayt.org/art-is-my-weapon