Founded in 1908 the Germanistic Society of America has promoted cultural and educational exchange between Germany and the United States. Since 1961 the Society’s Quadrille Fellowship program has supported close to 600 outstanding German and American graduate and undergraduate students in the pursuit of their studies at German or American universities. The funds are raised through the annual Quadrille Ball. The stipend recipients are chosen in cooperation with the Institute of International Education in New York, Fulbright, Germany, and Columbia University. The Germanistic Society of America is a 501(c)3 Non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.