Nothing Matters More than Leading By Example Ken Gelatt (BS ’67, Credential ’68) and Sandi Redenbach (BA ’72, Credential ’73)
June 7, 2010
Sandi Redenbach and Ken Gelatt know the power of teachers to
shape young lives. As teachers they led by example for more than
40 years, guiding students to imagine a better future and
providing the tools they need to reach their goals.
Leading by example is one reason Sandi and Ken wanted to be the
first alumni to include the School of Education in their estate
plans. A belief in the power of education to change lives and a
commitment to leave a legacy for the future compelled these
veteran educators to pay it forward.
“Education has been the path to my value system,” said Redenbach.
“It proves to me that with education anyone can overcome
obstacles and work toward a life of fulfillment and contribution.
Through education, I discovered who I am and how I can
effectively contribute to others.”
“I think we all have a responsibility to give back,” said Gelatt.
“I want to use this gift as a way to let people know that it’s
not hard to do. You don’t need to be a millionaire. All of us can
do more than we think, especially educators.”
Thanks to their generosity, future teachers will be able to
pursue their passion, leading the next generation on the path to
a lifetime of success.
For more information on planned giving options, contact Jon
Parro, assistant dean for external relations and development, at
email@example.com or (530) 754-7024.