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5th Annual One Tribe One Day

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On Tuesday, April 10th, the School of Education community once again came together to celebrate One Tribe One Day, now in its 5th year.  There was record participation by students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends from around the world.

“One Tribe One Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our community and the important role that philanthropy plays in our work,” said Dean Spencer Niles. “Through scholarships, program support, professorships and more, private giving helps us do more and be more in our mission to transform people’s lives. One Tribe One Day is a truly remarkable celebration of the generosity and commitment of our school community.”

Over $35,000 were raised in 24 hours, a 21% increase from last year. Gifts were made to 27 different funds benefiting School of Education students, faculty, programs, initiatives, community partnerships and more. The community was encouraged to give to five high-impact areas aligning with the goals of the For the Bold campaign, including academic programs, student scholarships, social justice and diversity initiatives, student experiences and special projects.

“Private giving is making a difference in every area of the School of Education,” said Patty Purish O’Neill Ph.D. ’05, director of development. “It was particularly gratifying to see how broad the giving on One Tribe One Day was, as alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends chose the areas within the school that were the most meaningful to them.”  

For the second year, Dean Spencer Niles hosted the Dean’s Challenge, pledging his own One Tribe One Day gift to the program area with the largest percentage of student giving. The Higher Education program, with 67% of total student donors, once again beat out Curriculum & Instruction, K-12 Leadership, and School Psychology & Counselor Education to win the challenge.

“I see the tremendous heart, skill and commitment our students and faculty demonstrate in their work on a daily basis,” said Dean Niles. “To see the outpouring of support on One Tribe One Day made me even more proud of our community and our work.”