A Kansas University alumnus and his wife have made a $2.5 million commitment to establish an endowed scholarship program at KU’s School of Education, which is the largest gift in the school’s history.
The donors want to remain anonymous.
The gift, which will count toward the Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas fundraising campaign, will include funding for specialized work in acquiring leadership skills connected to the organizational change disciplines outlined in Peter Senge’s book, “The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization.”
Rick Ginsberg, KU’s dean of the education school, said in a written statement that he appreciated the support of the donors.
“We thank the donors for this generous gift,” Ginsberg said in the statement. “The intent is to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to be supported in their quest to become leaders with organizational understanding and appreciation of the larger system in which their work is embedded.”