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Now more than ever, we need well-trained social workers and social work researchers. Your gift to the School of Social Welfare with help change social work practice and social policy to support greater dignity, respect and empowerment for the people and communities served by the social work profession.

KU School of Social Welfare Dean Michelle Mohr Carney is traveling the country eager to meet and discuss how the KU School of Social Welfare strives to attain its vision "All individuals, families, & communities utilize their power to achieve justice, equity, & well-being." Through education, scholarship and research, the School believes we can transform lives. We can't do it alone. If you believe in this same mission, join us, and together we can change the world!

Inaugural 24-hour giving campaign One Day. One KU. raises $1,084,062 for the University and $9,845 for the School of Social Welfare

One Day One KU raises $9845 on Feb. 20, 2019

KU held its first One Day. One KU. on February 20, 2018. The University raised $1,084,062 in a 24-hours.

We identified one priority for this year's One Day. One KU. - to grow its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) funds to support activities that the school has identified as social justice initiatives. The money raised this year through ONE DAY. ONE KU. will help launch the school’s first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholars Program, which will support students who take on the extra responsibility to help the school raise awareness, educate our communities and strive to make positive changes in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Master’s students who are awarded with a $6,000 DEI Fellowship for the year will coordinate the Social Justice Programs in the school and on campus, guide the social justice scholars and collaborate with the school’s DEI coordinator. Bachelor’s students who are awarded a $1,000 scholarship for the semester will be asked to research and present on important social justice topics to the school, KU and our communities. Together, they will come up with unique ways to discuss hard to talk about topics such as hate speech, sexual assault, sexual identity and immigration. These activities are voluntary and not tied to a classroom experience; therefore, the funds they receive will help offset their income that they might have received from part-time employment.

School of Social Welfare has raised $9845 from 34 gifts!! See more about One Day. One KU. here. 


We are pleased to announce that Laura Meyer has been hired as the Development Director, School of Social Welfare and Libraries. Laura was most recently employed as Director of Development and Outreach with Kansas Advocates for Better Care. Prior to that, she served 11 years as a Development Officer and then Director of Development with Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village, MO. In addition to her work in development and non-profit, her prior experience includes working in international marketing for a global retail company. In her free time, Laura enjoys running, hiking, going to live music, and looking after her 3 senior dogs.
“What I love most about the development profession is the incredible people I get to meet and develop relationships with. As a servant of philanthropy, my goal is to give each person an opportunity to make a difference in a way that is meaningful to them, while also benefiting the School of Social Welfare and its students and faculty. Ultimately, I believe that each of us wants to feel like we’ve made a positive impact on someone’s life, and I look forward to meeting many of you and talking about how we can make that happen.”
Laura began on October 10 and can be reached at lmeyer@kuendowment.org or 785-832-7372.

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