Neela Nandyal

Giving matters:
Neela Nandyal, a PhD student conducts pilot study in the coastal province of Manabi

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 2021-22, donors supported these priority areas:


Student support

Faculty & staff support


Impact of giving

Advocating for women in sports

Pam Borton and Lynn Holleran
Pam Borton and Lynn Holleran

In her 12 years as head coach of the U of M’s women’s basketball team, Pam Borton racked up a 236-152 record, making her the winningest coach in the history of the program. She is also the founder of TeamWomen, a professional development organization focused on mentoring, leadership, and networking, and of Empower, a leadership academy for girls in grades five to 12. To further support the future generation of leaders who are doing great work, Borton and her partner Lynn Holleran established the Pam Borton Endowment for the Promotion of Girls and Women in Sport Leadership at the Tucker Center.

This is why we give

Joyce and Lenny Kloncz
Joyce and Lenny Kloncz

When Joyce Kloncz and her husband, Lenny, attended the U of M from 1958 to 1962, she admits they were poor, but they never felt that way, at least not in spirit. “Neither of our parents were able to financially help us with our college education, although they provided the moral support we both needed and encouraged us to stay in college,” she says. As her teaching years went by, Joyce often thought about how she could help future educators in CEHD avoid the financial struggles she and Lenny went through, later creating the Joyce A. and Lenny D. Kloncz First Generation Scholarship Fund.

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.