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UNCG School of Education launches new endowment initiative: Inspirational Educators

Wishing to recognize the significant impact so many educators have made in the lives of students, the UNCG School of Education is delighted to introduce a new initiative honoring Inspirational Educators. All monies raised through the nomination of Inspirational Educators will fund new Student Excellence Awards for School of Education students. When you nominate an Inspirational Educator, your gift not only honors a legacy, but inspires our students and helps us provide them with the best preparation possible.

This permanent recognition, launching in the Spring of 2019, will be displayed prominently in the School of Education Building. Over time, the School of Education will honor 1,000 Inspirational Educators, creating an endowment of $1,000,000 with all gifts going toward the Inspirational Educators Endowment. Each year, annual interest from the new endowment will fund merit-based scholarships and awards for School of Education students.

How it Works:

  • A gift of at least $1,000 ensures a permanent place for the honoree as an Inspirational Educator. In addition, this gift enrolls the donor(s) in the John H. Cook Society for that year.
  • Your $1,000 gift may be paid in installments over a 12-month period.
  • An Inspirational Educator may be nominated by an individual, their family, colleagues, or a group.
  • A gift of $26,000 allows you to nominate someone as an Inspirational Educator and establish an endowed scholarship in their name – or yours! Of this gift, $1,000 goes toward the Inspirational Educators Endowment to fund the Student Excellence Awards in the School of Education. The additional $25,000 may be paid over five years or included as part of your estate plans.
  • All gifts in support of Inspiration Educators and endowed scholarships are tax-deductible.

Learn more: soe.uncg.edu/giving/inspirational-educators

Copy courtesy Rosalie Catanoso, School of Education