About Our Project:
Dr. John Keeler will be stepping down from his role as Dean of GSPIA. During his 13 years in the role, Dean Keeler has had an incredible impact on students, faculty, staff and alumni all over the world. In honor of his dedication to supporting students as they seek professional development opportunities, we are asking our alumni, faculty, staff and friends to make gifts to the Dean’s Fund at GSPIA.
With these donations, GSPIA will continue to provide funding for professional development opportunities. Gifts to the Dean’s Fund go directly to support students. They are awarded during the School’s Professional Development Funds (PDF) rounds which occur three times a year (October, March and May).
By providing students with a monetary award for professional development, we relieve some of the financial burdens many students encounter when trying to secure an internship or attend conferences to present their work. We hope the Dean’s Fund will encourage students to continue to seek opportunities to grow their skill set outside the classroom and prepare themselves to be successful in a competitive job market. The Dean’s Fund will recognize and extend the legacy of Dean Keeler’s commitment to providing this crucial and impactful financial support for students.
How You Can Help: What is our goal and how will these funds be used?
Honor Dr. Keeler by making a contribution that celebrates his legacy of providing crucial support to students seeking professional development opportunities.
Your financial contribution, no matter the amount, will be used to provide support to GSPIA students who apply for funding for:
- Professional Memberships
- Professional Workshops (remote/web-based)
- Professional Development Webinars
- On-line access to Archives or Libraries
- Research related dissertation expenses (non-travel)
- Travel (domestic and international) - to be determined based on University approval, 2020-2021
Any amount raised over our goal will remain in the Dean’s Fund and be used to support student professional development opportunities. We understand that not everyone may be able to contribute financially, but sharing our link through e-mail and social media can still help us reach our goal!
All public donors will be recognized on the wall of appreciation. We look forward to updating you with stories and photos throughout the campaign – on behalf of GSPIA, thank you for your support!
Contributions received for this project shall be used in accordance with the purpose described herein, the terms in the FAQs and applicable law. For questions that cannot be answered in the FAQs, please call 412-383-5001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.