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 2020-21, donors supported these priority areas:


Student support

Faculty & staff support


Impact of giving

Helping others comes naturally

David and Margaret Perrin
David and Margaret Perrin

While listing to public radio a few years ago, David Perrin, MSW ’76, heard that African Americans, men in particular, were 38 percent less likely to drop out of school in the fourth through sixth grade if they had a teacher of color. He found this fact intriguing and talked to his wife, Margaret, MD ’76, about what he had heard.
Read about making a difference in the racial disparity in Minnesota education.

Protecting elders

Warren Woessner and Iris Freeman
Warren Woessner and Iris Freeman

Nine years after she received a degree in English, Iris Freeman returned to school, this time to seek a master’s in social work. Her interests and community work were increasingly in the cause of social justice, and as a result of her MSW field placements, she began to concentrate more on late-life issues.
Read about support for social work protecting elders .

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.