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Academic adviser Rebecca Dosch-Brown awarded Buckman Fellowship

Rebecca Dosch-Brown, an academic adviser in CEHD Student Services, has been awarded a Buckman Fellowship for Leadership in Philanthropy. The Buckman Fellowship is a unique opportunity for faculty, staff, graduate students, and alumni of the University of Minnesota to learn about the world of philanthropy. Each fellow attends monthly seminars and puts forth a project for community improvement.

As a Buckman Fellow, Dosch-Brown plans to design and promote year-long inclusive school events and bullying prevention programming for students, parents, and staff at Marcy Open, a K-8 Minneapolis public school. She hopes in the short-term to increase the number of CEHD student volunteers, to expand programming through collaboration with disability advocates, local artists, University, nonprofit, and for-profit partners, and to engage the entire Marcy community. Her long-term goal is to have Marcy Open serve as a model inclusive school for the metro area, with the ultimate goal of providing resources for other schools interested in creating their own inclusive schools and bullying prevention programs.

The fellowship is made possible by the Mertie W. Buckman Endowed Fund for Leadership in Philanthropy, established in 2002. Mrs. Buckman, a dedicated philanthropist and faculty member in the former College of Human Ecology, focused her life and work on philanthropy and education, echoing the core values outlined above. Her generous gift provides opportunities for fellows to become experts and leaders in philanthropy.

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