Andre Dukes, ’20 MA

Giving matters:
Helping children pursue their dreams

Your gift matters

CEHD's leadership in education, human development, and research depends upon the generosity of alumni and friends. When you invest in education, dividends go to everyone.

Your gifts fund scholarships, diversity initiatives, investment in faculty, and other areas that strengthen our academic mission while ensuring collaboration with community practitioners. Your support makes innovation possible while sustaining CEHD’s ongoing work to improve lives.

Our students benefit from a supportive and challenging environment with special opportunities such as research experiences, study abroad and internships. Our faculty are among the best in the world, conducting field-changing research and engaging all students in learning. Our graduates go on to be leaders and in their careers and in their communities – instilled with a commitment to improving lives for children and families.

Gifts of all amounts have an impact, and you can make a difference with your support.

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In 2019-20, donors supported these priority areas:

$2.2 million

Student support
$3.3 million

Faculty & staff support

$3.4 million

Impact of giving

Helping others comes naturally

Belle and Harry Yaffe
Belle and Harry’s new Family Pathways for American Indians Fund joins a list of their other philanthropic endeavors, including the Harry and Belle Yaffe Family Fund, which provides scholarships for American Indian students across CEHD.

In Belle Yaffe’s (BS ’70) Native American tradition, when one wishes to commemorate an event, the celebrant engages in a custom known as a “give away.” Instead of receiving gifts, Belle and husband, Harry, are commemorating their 50th wedding and graduation anniversaries by establishing the Belle and Harry Yaffe Family Pathways for American Indians Fund, designed to recruit and provide financial and support resources for students from Minnesota tribal colleges as they move on from two-year to pursue four-year degrees.
Read about the Family Pathways for American Indians Fund.

Siblings team up to give back

Jon Wallace, Jr. and Sally Wallace Brown
Jon Wallace, Jr. and Sally Wallace Brown have teamed up to provide others with the same educational opportunities they enjoyed.

There’s no sibling rivalry between Jon Wallace, Jr. and Sally Wallace Brown. In fact, this brother and sister have teamed up to provide others with the same educational opportunities they enjoyed. The duo recently established the Wallace and Brown Family Scholarship, designed to provide encouragement and support to students so that they can make a difference through careers in education.
Read about the Wallace and Brown Family Scholarship.

We believe that education plus human development
equals virtually limitless possibility.

Giving to departments and centers

CEHD departments and programs have priorities specific to their student body and research areas. If you would like to support a unit within CEHD, please visit our directory to find your area of interest or contact the development team.