Illustration by Allan Burch
JUDITH RAUNER [1937-2009] passed away from a malignant brain tumor on March 23, 2009. Her life was dedicated to family and community service. In 1980 — while raising four children — she wrote and self-published a handbook for nonprofit organizations titled, “Helping People Volunteer.” She founded USD’s Center for Community Service-Learning in 1986 and served as its director until she retired in 2002. The innovative course-based service-learning program that she began in 1995 has led to over 80 courses from departments across the university that incorporate relevant service-learning components into their classroom studies. Rauner touched a great many lives with her work; read testimonials from colleagues and former students or make a donation to a scholarship fund in her name online at www.sandiego.edu/csl/judyrauner.