Invest in Peace
Giving that changes lives.
From our passionate students, to our esteemed faculty, our soul-stirring speakers, our accomplished alumni and visiting peacemakers; everyone has their own reason for loving the Kroc School of Peace Studies. Maybe it's a memory of the first time you stepped foot on our campus, or maybe it's when you first realized that your action could change the world.
For these reason and more, by investing in the Kroc School, you're investing in people — peacebuilders and changemakers. You're making it possible for students to come here from all corners of the world. And with your support, they'll leave here prepared to prevent and resolve conflicts, help refugees rebuild their lives and work for democracy in places where democracy didn't exist.
Kimberly (Heller) Godwin
As a USD parent, IPJ supporter, Kroc School Master's in Peace and Justice student and WorldLink donor, Kimberly (Heller) Godwin has never needed to be sold on the value of peace education. She just wants it to be available to more people. Her support started with a targeted focus: to sponsor buses bringing students from Mexico and low-income San Diego neighborhoods to the Joan B. Kroc Institute's WorldLink Youth Town Meeting. But her giving impact is widespread. This annual opportunity lets students from both sides of the border learn about urgent global issues and to contribute to solutions.
My Dream: students across ethnic backgrounds will connect one-to-one and come away with a better understanding of people from different communities, then feel empowered to make change.
My Gift: Sponsoring students for the WorldLink Youth Program
Judge Roosevelt Willie
As a justice in Liberia, which is recovering from 20 years of civil war and several bouts with Ebola, Judge Roosevelt Willie does not have the resources of judges in developing countries. But he has a deep commitment to rooting out corruption, promoting human rights and guiding young leaders. And because he was a Master in Peace and Justice student, Judge Willie knows firsthand how his modest gift, when combined with those of other alumni and donors, can make a real difference in the lives of students from developing countries.
My Dream: to see beneficiaries of our gifts become ambassadors for the rule of law and peace.
My Gift: Providing funding for Master's student scholarships.
Barbara and Wayne Coleman
USD grandparents Barbara and Wayne Coleman are involved on both ends of the USD campus—from the baseball fields on the east where their USD graduate granddaughter Cassidy is a softball coach, to the Joan Kroc School of Peace Studies on the western tip of the mesa. At the Kroc School they use IRA distributions to underwrite fieldwork being done by founding Dean William Headley and others to incorporate interfaith dialogue, religious leadership and shared religious values into peacebuilding. As devout Catholics, the Colemans see their faith reflected in on-the-ground peacebuilding.
Our Dream: to extend the activities of the Kroc School of Peace Studies and its Institute for Peace and Justice into the field where peacebuilding happens through interfaith dialog.
Our Gift: IRA distributions to the Religion and Peacebuilding Initiative
Justine Darling and Cristian Andreu
When Kroc School alumna Justine Darling, MAPJ '08, and her fiancé Christian Andreu Von-Euw decided to get married, they knew they wanted to celebrate their union not by receiving, but by giving. So in lieu of gifts they invited friends and family to contribute to the Darling Andreu Scholarship Fund. Established by the couple especially for master's students in peace and justice, Justine feels compelled to give future peacebuilders the same opportunity and experience she had at the Kroc School. It's a gift that will keep giving, not only to scholarship recipients, but also to the cause of restoring justice throughout the world.
Our Dream: to support students who actively contribute to their community with an affordable peace education that inspires collective transformation through service.
Our Gift: Establishing the Darling Andreu Peace Scholarship
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