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Wurf Memorial Fund

Wurf Memorial Forum


In concert with the HTUP program, nearly every year, a speaker is chosen for the Wurf Memorial Forum that is in line with the terms of the endowment:

“reflect Jerry Wurf’s belief in the dignity of work, and his commitment to improving the quality of lives of working people, to free open thought and debate about public policy issues, to informed political action…and to reflect his interests in the quality of management in public service, especially as it assures the ability of workers to do their jobs with maximum effect and efficiency in environments sensitive to their needs and activities.”

Past Speakers

1984 Wurf Memorial Lecture
Olof Palme,
Swedish Prime Minister
“Employment and Welfare”
2001 Wurf Memorial Lecture 
Honorable Albert J. Gore
“The Strength of America”
2003 Wurf Memorial Lecture 
Bill Richardson,
Governor of New Mexico
“The Future of the Democratic
Party and the Latino Vote”
2012 Wurf Memorial Lecture
Brigid O’Farrell, 
Mills College
“She Was One of Us:
Eleanor Roosevelt and
the American Worker”