As part of the UC Davis School of Education’s year-long
celebration of its tenth anniversary, alumni, faculty, staff,
students, emeriti, and friends banded together to support the
Power of 10 Scholarship Fund. By the end of June, the School
raised more than $34,000 to provide scholarship funds to students
in each of its major academic programs (PhD, EdD, and Teaching
Credential/MA) in the 2013-14 school year.
Nearly 62 percent of School of Education faculty and staff made
gifts to the fund. The lead gifts were made by the entire student
services staff, and teacher education faculty.
“We are very proud of the level of generosity and participation
of all donors to this fund,” said Adrienne Capps, assistant dean
for development and external relations, “and we are particularly
gratified by the participation among faculty and staff. This
level of support is unprecedented on our campus, so we take a lot
of pride in serving as a model for other groups looking for
inspiring ways to provide meaningful philanthropic opportunities
for faculty and staff.”
Two alumni, Sandi Redenbach (BA ’72, Credential ’73) and John
Brown (Credential ‘72), each made a $5,000 matching gift pledge
that was matched in a matter of weeks. The Education Graduate
Student Association gave $450, representing $1 for each student
in the School of Education.
In all, ten students were awarded Power of 10 scholarships:
Our collective effort last year was truly unprecedented and
inspiring. To build on those efforts this year, we are proud to
announce the Promise Scholarship Initiative. Let’s keep the
momentum for student scholarships going and grow staff, faculty,
and alumni support for students beyond our tenth year. Visit
to find the scholarship fund you would like to support. Your
generosity is a promise to the next generation of educators for
California and all the lives they will impact.