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C&I's Kaishan Kong awarded Buckman Fellowship for Leadership in Philanthropy

KongK.jpgPh.D. student, Kaishan Kong (Curriculum and Instruction) 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, Kong hopes to design a summer camp for students in an undeveloped region of China.

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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