Recognizing donors is an important way for the college to express its deep gratitude and show supporters how their generosity helps to foster excellence and the drive to discover.
The Presidents Club recognizes individuals, families, and organizations whose University-wide cumulative giving totals $25,000 or more.
Donors who make planned gift commitments, such as including the University in their will or trust, or naming the U as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan accounts, make a generous promise to future generations and become a part of the Heritage Society.
We are first-generation college students and became teachers to give back to our community what it gave to us, a chance to learn and grow. Both of us were supported by undergraduate scholarships. Without the aid of others we could not have attended the university. Our bequest to the college will create a new endowed fund, the Thomas Bacig and Barbara Perushek Teacher Education Scholarship. This gift will support future first-generation students who want to become teachers.
Thomas Bacig (Ph.D. ’71)
Emeritus Professor, UMD
Barbara Perushek (Ph.D. ’99)
Director, UMD College in the Schools Program
From classrooms in the Twin Cities to schools in Uganda, from support for young children in a homeless shelter in downtown Minneapolis to help for families in war-torn countries, the College of Education and Human Development is working to improve lives everywhere. Our faculty, staff, and students are passionate and focused, conducting research that seeks answers to some of society’s toughest issues. We could not do this work without your help. This past year, nearly 3,000 alumni and friends gave more than $14 million to support the work of the college. These gifts created scholarships and fellowships, provided program support, and enhanced research and community partnerships. Through gifts large and small, faculty and students benefited greatly from your generosity.
Thank you for helping us improve lives.
This roster includes all fiscal year donors to the College of Education and Human Development. The roster also contains all donors who are qualified for membership in the Presidents Club either before or during the fiscal year ending June, 30 2016. Also listed are donors to the Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle.