Carrie Bamberger FrankFuld

Carrie Bamburger Frank Fuld joined her brother and husband in creating and supporting hospitals, schools, and most notably the Institute for Advanced Study, which welcomed Albert Einstein and others engaged in pure research. The fifth of six children, Fuld was particularly close to her brother Louis Bamberger, and after she married Louis Meyer Frank in 1883, her husband, brother, and her brother’s friend Felix Fuld created Bamberger’s department store in 1893. She married Felix Fuld in 1913, after the death of her first husband. The Fulds and Louis Bamberger jointly supported causes that included Newark Beth Israel Hospital and the YM-YWHA, and Carrie Fuld also supported the Jewish Day Nursery and Neighborhood House, which provided support to recent immigrants. From 1930–1935 she also served on the board of the National Council of Jewish Women. Her brother sold Bamberger’s to R.H. Macy in 1929, and they chose to use a large portion of the funds to create the Institute for Advanced Study as a place where scholars and scientists could work without governmental or business grants setting their agenda. Carrie Fuld served as the Institute’s vice president for its first three years and a trustee for the rest of her life.

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Together with her husband, philanthropist Felix Fuld, Carrie Bamberger Frank Fuld (1864 – 1944) was a major donor to numerous Jewish causes. Together with her brother, department store magnate Louis Bamberger, she founded the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

Institution: Archives of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey

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Baltimore, MD
United States

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