Her Giving

Geneviève McMillan was a passionate believer in equal justice and equal opportunity and supported a number of initiatives that were grounded in her political beliefs and love of the arts, and film in particular. She established a number of programs in Boston and Baltimore, and were named jointly to honor Reba Stewart’s memory. These included:

The McMillan-Stewart Fellowship in Distinguished Filmmaking, Harvard Film Study Center, was established in 1997 to honor a filmmaker of African descent from francophone Africa, and to bring them and their work to the United States.

The McMillan-Stewart Lectures, W.E.B. Dubois Center, Harvard University, were established in 1996 to advance knowledge of the field of African Studies.

The Harold Amos-Geneviève McMillan Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 to encourage African-American students pursuing medical careers. The fund was established to honor the memory of Ginou’s friend Harold Amos, a professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at Harvard Medical School, and the first African American to chair a department at HMS.

Genevieve McMillan/Reba Stewart Professorship in the Study of Women in the Developing World and Geneviève McMillan/Reba Stewart Lecture on Women in the Developing World were established in 1996 at MIT in the program of Women’s and Gender Studies to advance scholarship in third world women’s studies.

The Reba Stewart Memorial Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art, is an annual scholarship in 1974 in honor of Reba Stewart to support a meritorious, deserving female Painting major.

The Geneviève McMillan/Reba Stewart Chair in Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, was established in 2006 for an annual visiting artist/woman faculty in Painting whose work explores perspectives in diverse cultures.

The Geneviève McMillan-Reba Stewart Traveling Fellowship, Massachusetts College of Art and Design was established in 2006 to support travel and a project by a recent undergraduate or graduate alumnus/a in Printmaking.