Ways to Engage with the Kroc School

Building a better future.

Some think the future is uncertain. But for those of us who believe in and work toward a better, brighter future, it never looked better. You are a changemaker because you believe in a better future, and with your support of the Kroc School, change is happening. Whether it's time, money or resources, there's an opportunity to engage with the Kroc School of Peace Studies and our Institutes.

Join the Kroc Society of the USD President's Club

Annual donors of $1500 or more to scholarships or any program at the Kroc School and its institutes are recognized as members of the Joan B. Kroc Society and the USD President's Club. Privileges include:

  • A Kroc Society membership pin.
  • Invitations to special exclusive receptions with Joan B. Kroc Distinguished Lecture Series speakers.
  • Reserved parking and seating for Distinguished Lecture Series events.
  • Special invitations to meet Kroc School faculty and graduate students and learn about their research.
  • Invitations to three or more USD President's Club events including a Night at the Old Globe, a USD Basketball reception and game, and Twilight Blues, an evening of jazz, great food and excellent company of your fellow President's Club members, the university's most supportive donors.
  • Recognition in the Kroc newsletter and USD online Honor Roll.

Join the Kroc Society here.

Join the Women PeaceMakers Solidarity Network

Donors who pledge $2500 annually for three years to the Women, Peace and Security program are recognized as members of the Women PeaceMakers Solidarity Network (SolNet). Privileges include all the benefits above plus an exclusive dinner with the Women PeaceMakers from four countries who are in residence at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice each fall. Join Women PeaceMakers Solidarity Network here.

Join Women for Social Impact

Women interested in creating positive social impact through their work, volunteerism or philanthropy are invited to join Women for Social Impact. Women for Social Impact strengthen individual and collective social impact by deepening our knowledge of local and global issues and systems, developing skills and connecting with a diverse, innovative group of leaders in the border region. With an annual donation of $180, which is prorated monthly, you are invited to attend four WSI "experiences" per year — dynamic events that include education, networking and fun. The next WSI Spring Experiences will be held on February 9th and April 12th, and the WSI Summer Special event will be on June 29th. Join Women for Social Impact here.


You can volunteer in a variety of ways at the Kroc School. Opportunities range from event and program volunteers— including driving Women PeaceMakers to shopping, community events and religious services while they are in San Diego, to mentors for Master's students, to coaches and judges for the Social Innovation Challenge, to advisory board members for the School or its institutes and centers. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Diana Kutlow at (619) 260-7803 or

IRC Centers and Institutes Learn how our centers and institutes are leading programs and initiatives to build peace through justice, drive social innovation and build bridges across the border.
Women PeaceMakers Women PeaceMakers Program Meet the fearless women who inspire change through our Women PeaceMakers program.
Women join hands for a better namibia mural Women, Peace and Security Endowing a Center for Women, Peace and Security at the Institute for Peace and Justice is a priority of Leading Change: Campaign for USD, and naming opportunities are available.

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