The John H. Cook Champions for Education
The challenge of solving the wicked problem of educational inequity requires much commitment and many resources. It takes champions who are willing to partner with and invest in the School of Education as we work towards addressing the needs of our students, faculty, and the larger community of children, educators, and organizations we serve. It means having supporters who believe in the importance of innovation, helping with reducing student debt, preparing exceptional educators, and delivering leading-edge programs and services out of the SOE into our schools to expand opportunities for all children.
The School of Education has a clear mission to work to end educational inequity and it seems right to update the name of the program we established to honor our champions. We are pleased to let you know the John H. Cook Society will now be known as the “John H. Cook Champions for Education.” While this name continues to recognize the extraordinary and innovative leadership of Dr. John H. Cook, the first Dean of the School of Education, it also puts the focus on the champions who make the work we do possible.
The John H. Cook Champions for Education recognizes alumni and friends making leadership gifts to the School of Education of $1,000 or more annually. By giving at this level each year, Cook Champions for Education provide critical funding to support our core purpose of creating life-changing opportunities through education.