Building Compassionate and Ethical Educators
The Gladys L. Benerd School of Education is committed to developing students into leaders within the educational field and their communities. We strive to instill the importance of compassion and social responsibility in each of our students in order for our graduates to best serve a wide diversity of populations.
The Benerd experience is set apart by access to real-world learning opportunities. Our students benefit from extensive, structured fieldwork during their time at Pacific thanks to our partnerships with schools across the Central Valley.
We encourage you to provide additional students with the opportunity to become leaders in education by giving on one of the following funds during Pacific Gives 2017. You may also choose to give directly to any department.
Educator's Impact Fund
The Fund supports a range of educational enrichment activities facilitated by Benerd students for local elementary schools, high schools, community colleges and community-based education programs focused on the ongoing development of literate, creative, and engaged learners, promoting college readiness and parent education.
Past initiatives supported by the Educator’s Impact Fund include sponsoring field trips to Pacific’s campus, support for the Book Buddies program, the annual Math Steeplechase event, leadership summits, University Jumpstart and the Pacific math institute.
Friends of Education Endowed Scholarship
- The Scholarship supports Benerd students who are recognized for their hard work and dedication to the field of education.
- Gifts to this scholarship will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to the Powell Match Program.
Dr. Agnes Soutar Robinson Endowed Scholarship
- Dr. Agnes Soutar Robinson Endowed Scholarship was established by the sons of Agnes Soutar Robinson to support women attending the Benerd School of Education who are committed to improving the lives of others through education and serve as strong, independent and inspiring role models to others in the same spirit of their mother. Dr. Robertson was the first women to earn a Ph.D. at Benerd, returning to school at the age of 39 after raising her family. The donors wish to honor their mother with this endowment which is intended to help other women to focus more intently on their educations without worry of financial hindrance.
Clare Ann Christian Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Special Education Fund
- Clare Ann Christian Memorial Endowed Scholarship was enhanced to provide additional support for students enrolled in the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education whose major is special education and have unmet financial need.