The Freeman Foundation

The Freeman Fellows Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been funded by the Freeman Foundation since the program's inception 15 years ago. The Freeman Foundation itself was established in 1993 by Houghton "Buck" Freeman in memory of his father, Mansfield Freeman. Mansfield Freeman was a longtime resident of Asia, a distinguished scholar of Chinese philosophy, and the co-founder of American International Group Inc, A.I.G.

The Freeman Foundation's mission is to faciliate the development of international understanding between the United States and countries in East Asia. This mission is fulfilled through the use of private educational grants administered by the family of Mansfield Freeman: Houghton "Buck" Freeman, his wife Doreen, and their son, Graeme. The Foundation has offices in Stowe, Vermont and Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Freeman Fellows program is extremely grateful for the sponsorship of the Freeman Foundation and its continued support over the past 15 years.