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Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University Supports Regional Nonprofits at Annual 2017 Philanthropy Summit

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University was pleased to host the annual 2017 Philanthropy Summit, which brought together regional nonprofits and cause leaders to strengthen a culture of philanthropy within their organizations. The event drew representatives of some 220 organizations from the Bay Area and across the country to learn about fundraising strategies and other effective donor outreach approaches.

National University Launches New Campus in East Bay

National University, which is among the largest private, nonprofit universities in California, and John F. Kennedy University, which has been serving the East Bay community for more than 50 years, are pleased to announce the launch of the East Bay NU campus in Pleasant Hill. The introduction of NU East Bay will significantly expand academic offerings in the region, providing access to more than 120 programs through National University.

Adonal Foyle to Serve as Keynote Speaker at John F. Kennedy University Commencement on June 24

John F. Kennedy University alumnus Adonal Foyle, the former Golden State Warrior defensive specialist, will be the keynote speaker at the JFK University Commencement Ceremony on June 24, 2017 at the Paramount Theater in Oakland. As the founder of multiple nonprofit organizations that promote education and health awareness for youth, Foyle's dedication to philanthropic efforts align with the University's core values of positively affecting society through education and service to the community.

Teacher Education Programs to be Offered in Contra Costa County at JFK University Campus through Partnership with National University

To help meet a need to prepare qualified teachers for unfilled teaching positions in Contra Costa County, teacher education programs will be offered at the John F. Kennedy University Pleasant Hill campus through a unique partnership with the National University Sanford College of Education, following the approval this month from the WASC Senior College and University Commission.

John F. Kennedy University Honors Kathleen Kennedy Townsend with 2016 Kennedy Laureate Award

John F. Kennedy University is honoring Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former U.S. deputy assistant attorney general and Maryland's first woman lieutenant governor, with the Kennedy Laureate Award for her exceptional advocacy of education and community service that embodies the John F. Kennedy University mission. Kennedy Townsend, a Harvard graduate and attorney who has received twelve honorary degrees, is the niece of the 35th president of the United States, for whom the University was named.

Philanthropist and Entrepreneur, T. Denny Sanford, to Speak at Philanthropy Symposium Hosted by the John F. Kennedy University Sanford Institute of Philanthropy and the Tesoro Foundation

The John F. Kennedy University Sanford Institute of Philanthropy and the Tesoro Foundation are pleased to announce philanthropist and entrepreneur, T. Denny Sanford, will be a keynote speaker at a Nov. 15 symposium – Building Outrageously Successful Nonprofit Organizations – that is co-hosted by the University and sponsored by the Tesoro Foundation. Mr. Sanford is considered to be one of the world's most generous philanthropists, and he has donated more than 1 billion dollars to causes he supports nationwide ranging from education to nonprofits.

The National University System Launches New Innovation Grant Program

The National University System (NUS) has launched an exciting new Innovation Grant Program that is encouraging faculty and staff to develop innovative strategies and approaches to support the exceptional student experience and student success. Following a rigorous evaluation process, 23 proposals were awarded Innovation Grants to develop projects this academic year. to officially begin the project development process.

John F. Kennedy University Launches New Bilingual Leadership Certificate Program in Collaboration with California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

John F. Kennedy University and the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) announce the launch of a fully-online bilingual Leadership Certificate Program, starting this month.

John F. Kennedy University Secures Reaffirmation of Accreditation and is Lauded for its Commitment to Student Success and Public Service

Commending John F. Kennedy University faculty, staff, and administration for their high level of commitment to the University mission and values, and to student success, the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) has reaffirmed the University's accreditation for eight years.

Undergraduate Success Center Serving Hispanic and Underserved Students Opens July 20 at John F. Kennedy University

PLEASANT HILL, CA - As part of its mission to further educational opportunities for a diverse student population, John F. Kennedy University dedicated a new Undergraduate Success Center at a July 20 celebration that included invited state and local representatives. The project stems from a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education and supports the ongoing academic success and of Hispanic and underserved students through a range of services including an innovative system to track individual student academic progress.

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