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The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University Announces Launch of Newest Affiliate Institute Serving Washington State
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Based on the vision of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle joins a national network of Institutes being launched through the leadership of National University to improve the fundraising capabilities of nonprofits

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University Announces Launch of Newest Affiliate Institute at Long Island University
Friday, April 28, 2017
Based on the vision of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Long Island University joins a national network of Institutes being launched through the leadership of National University to improve the fundraising capabilities of nonprofits

Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford Donates $28 Million to the National University System in Support of Sanford Education Programs
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
The largest donation in the System's history recognizes the successful national expansion of programs that address critical needs in teacher education, PreK-12 instruction and nonprofit fundraising, which have been introduced to more than 500,000 children and adults.

Sanford Harmony at National University Announces Launch of Social Emotional Learning App for Teachers and Students
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Enrollment now open for 2016-2017 Fundraising Academy, which is dedicated to strengthening San Diego nonprofits; Program offered through National University’s Sanford Institute of Philanthropy in partnership with The San Diego Foundation.

Best Buddies International Announces Partnership with Sanford Harmony at National University to Incorporate Social Emotional Learning Program
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Enrollment now open for 2016-2017 Fundraising Academy, which is dedicated to strengthening San Diego nonprofits; Program offered through National University’s Sanford Institute of Philanthropy in partnership with The San Diego Foundation.

The Nation's Fifth Largest School District Adopting Sanford Harmony Program to Strengthen Student Development and Success
Tuesday, December 8, 2016
The social emotional learning program is being introduced nationally by National University and is now in more than 20 states, including Pre-K through fifth-grade classrooms in Clark County School District.

Dr. Jamie Manburg Named Director of Sanford Inspire at National University
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Longtime educational leader, Dr. Jamie Manburg, has been appointed director of Sanford Inspire at National University, a PK-12 education initiative that empowers educators around the country to create inspiring classroom experiences.

National University's Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Announces Launch of Newest Affiliate Institute at Bellevue University
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Based on the vision of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, Bellevue University joins a national network of Institutes being launched through the leadership of National University to improve the fundraising capabilities of nonprofits through proven curricula.

Magnet Schools of America Announces Collaboration with National University to Expand Sanford Harmony
Tuesday, June 2, 2016
Innovative social emotional learning program for PreK-6 grades to be introduced to magnet schools across the country

LA's BEST After School Program Partners with National University's Sanford Harmony to Support Student Success
Monday, May 23, 2016
Sanford Harmony, an innovative PreK-6 social emotional learning program, to be introduced to after school programs throughout the City of Los Angeles

Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Celebrates Graduates of Fundraising Academy Certificate Program
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Enrollment now open for 2016-2017 Fundraising Academy, which is dedicated to strengthening San Diego nonprofits; Program offered through National University’s Sanford Institute of Philanthropy in partnership with The San Diego Foundation

National University's Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Holds Orange County Seminar to Empower Nonprofits and Foundations
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
All-day seminar Feb. 24 will feature Institute's Cause Sales approach, based on the vision of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, and social media techniques to strengthen donor relationships

Nonprofits Invited to Perfect Their Fundraising Pitches at a Nov. 17 Seminar by the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University
November 10, 2015
In time for the year-end giving season, seminar participants will perfect their pitches before a panel of nonprofit leaders and receive a complimentary copy of Cause Sales the Sanford Way

One of the Country's Most Generous Philanthropists, T. Denny Sanford, Empowers Nonprofits Through New Book
September 30, 2015
"Cause Selling The Sanford Way" forms foundation of Sanford Institute of Philanthropy's education programs; Book launch marks 1st year anniversary of Institute, housed at National University's Sanford Education Center.

Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Continues The San Diego Foundation Legacy of Educating Regional Nonprofit Fundraisers
June 9, 2015
National University and its Sanford Institute of Philanthropy has partnered with The San Diego Foundation to advance a certificate program that serves the region's many nonprofit organizations through specialized training.

Nine Major Universities Join Forces to Roll Out $30 Million Sanford Education Programs
June 2, 2015
Expansion of research-based Sanford Harmony and Sanford Inspire Pre-K-12 programs to more than 2,000 schools across the nation strengthens positive peer relations in early grades and the development of inspiring teachers.

National School Foundation Association Certification Program Developed Through Partnership With National University's Sanford Institute of Philanthropy
April 22, 2015
The National School Foundation Association (NSFA), the recognized leader of the Pre-K-12 education foundation movement in the United States, announced today the launch of a specialized certification program that sets the gold standard for quality education foundation leadership.

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We invite you to learn more about the Sanford Education Center and its initiatives designed to address critical needs in the education and nonprofit sectors.

The Sanford Education Center was established at National University in 2014 through a generous gift by renowned philanthropist and businessman T. Denny Sanford. The two initiatives serving Pre-K-12 education - Sanford Harmony and Sanford Inspire - were initially developed at Arizona State University, and National University is now leading their national rollout. The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy, housed in the School of Business and Management at National University, is dedicated to increasing the fundraising capacity of nonprofits and cause organizations to maximize their impact on the public good through seminars, certificates, a master's program and customized training.

Please contact us for questions about visiting the Sanford Education Center, or for assistance setting up interviews with our program leaders please contact Anna Cearley, Director of Public Relations at National University at 858-642-8163.

Anna Cearley
Public Relations Director
858-642-8163
acearley@nu.edu