Leaders in Giving
The university is extremely proud that so many foundations, businesses and corporations support our students, faculty and programs. The following is an example of the different types of support we receive.
Carnegie Corporation of New York
With a $5 million grant in support of the Teachers for a New Era (TNE) initiative, the Carnegie Corporation of New York recognized both the excellence and the far reaching influence of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education. TNE is a landmark initiative designed to strengthen K-12 teaching by developing state of the art programs at schools of education.
Joseph Drown Foundation
The Drown Foundation has been a longtime friend to the university and has given over $2 million in support of a variety of programs including the Imagine the Arts Campaign, Marilyn Magaram Center for Nutrition and Dietetics and the College of Science and Mathematics.
W.M. Keck Foundation
One of the nation’s largest and most prestigious foundations, the W.M. Keck Foundation has supported university programs in the College of Science and Mathematics and Engineering and Computer Science. Demonstrating their commitment to improving teacher education, their most recent grant is in support of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education to establish the “Keck Teachers in Residence Program.”
A Washington Mutual Gallery, showcasing 30 bronze statues by noted American artist Harry Jackson was established at the university in 2007. This gallery gives both Washington Mutual and the university an excellent opportunity to share the cultural richness of Jackson’s work with the community.
Washington Mutual is also a partner with the Michael D. Eisner College of Education where they have established the “Washington Mutual Teaching for Success Program,” which provides teachers from community schools with an opportunity to learn alternative teaching methods.
In 2003, Wells Fargo endowed the Center for Small Business and Entrepreneurship in the College of Business and Economics. The partnership demonstrates support for small business and entrepreneurs in the emerging markets.
Wells Fargo also has established scholarships in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education in support of students who are working on their master’s of education degree.