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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Consider Making a Gift to the Kroc School This Giving Tuesday

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Consider Making a Gift to the Kroc School This Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Today is Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement, to encourage people everywhere to come together with one common purpose - to help others through generosity.

In this season of hope and celebration, help us develop more leaders who will make a difference in communities experiencing conflict, inequity, oppression and injustice.

At the Kroc School, students from all over the world acquire the knowledge and toolkits to shape a better world. Scholarships are essential for enabling students to become professionals of peace and they are deeply grateful to those who support their dreams. 

Learn about one of our alumni who wouldn't be where he is today without contributions from supporters like you. 

John Patterson ‘13 (MA) took an atypical path to become a peacebuilder. After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 2004, John served as a Naval Officer overseas, then desired to balance his military service with an education in the theory and practice of real-world peacebuilding. He found this through the Kroc School’s Master’s in Peace and Justice Studies, and scholarship funding enabled John to advance in his career of service.

Since graduation, he’s gone on to apply his education and continue making a substantial impact for those in need in South America — most recently serving as USAID’s Deputy Team Leader for the Venezuela Regional Crisis Response.

In 2019, John was awarded the Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award by the Kroc School — watch his honoree video here

The world needs more courageous doers like John, please consider making the Kroc School part of your holiday giving this year. Every gift—small or large—counts towards peace and social justice. Make your online gift by December 31st for the 2019 tax year.

If you have any questions about making a year-end gift, please contact Laura Stein at (619) 260-4146 or lbstein@sandiego.edu.


Laura B. Stein
(619) 260-4146

Kroc School

About the Author

Kroc School

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies' mission is to equip and empower innovative changemakers to shape more peaceful and just societies.