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News and Events

Find out what’s happening in the world of education. Read the latest news and announcements about education and the Sanford Education Center. Also, check back in for upcoming event and conference information.

News

Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford Donates $28 Million to the National University System in Support of Sanford Education Programs

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

Dr. Jamie Manburg Named Director of Sanford Inspire at National University

October 31, 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.

Renowned Philanthropist Conrad Prebys and Lakeside Superintendent Dr. David Lorden Honored by Sanford Education Center

October 2, 2015

Mr. Prebys named “Humanitarian of the Year” and Dr. Lorden named “Educator of the Year” at 1st year anniversary of the Sanford Education Center at National University

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

Gift of $20 Million for Sanford Education Programs is Matched by $10 Million by National University

May 26, 2015

Anonymous gift is largest in University’s history and supports national rollout of programs that support PreK-12 student learning and development.

Lakeside Union School District to Adopt Sanford Harmony Program

December 2, 2014

Program promotes positive student interactions at primary grade levels, and has been found to increase school engagement.

Grand Opening of Sanford Education Center at National University Marks National Expansion of Programs Benefitting Nonprofit and Education Sectors

September 18, 2014

Sept. 18 event highlights collaboration with Long Island University to expand Sanford Harmony Program; Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Symposium Scheduled for Nov. 19.

Dr. Allyson Handley, President of University of Maine at Augusta, Appointed Executive Director of National University’s Sanford Education Center

August 14, 2014

Established with an initial donation from philanthropist Thomas Denny Sanford, the Center will house three programs dedicated to nonprofit and education sectors.

National University President Talks About Sanford Education Center

August 8, 2014

National University President Michael R. Cunningham spoke with San Diego 6/CW recently about the Sanford Education Center, which will formally launch in September with programs that provide essential training and support to members of the nonprofit and education sector.

President Michael R. Cunningham appears on KUSI evening news

August 4, 2014

National University President Michael R. Cunningham was a featured guest on the KUSI evening news July 31, 2014.

National University’s Sanford Education Center Receives Anonymous $9.22 Million Gift

July 30, 2014

Generous gift is largest in University’s history.

National University Honors Burnham and Sanford at Commencement Ceremonies

July 1, 2014

National University honored philanthropists Malin Burnham and Denny Sanford with honorary doctorate degrees during Commencement activities on June 11.

National University Honors Philanthropists Malin Burnham and Thomas Denny Sanford With Honorary Degrees

June 6, 2014

National University, California’s second-largest private, nonprofit university, announced today that renowned philanthropists Malin Burnham and Thomas Denny Sanford will be granted honorary doctorate degrees during Commencement activities on June 11.

T. Denny Sanford Makes Gift to National University to Create the Sanford Education Center

January 8, 2014

National University, California’s second-largest private, nonprofit university, announced today that renowned philanthropist and businessman T. Denny Sanford has provided an inaugural gift for the creation of the Sanford Education Center scheduled to open in San Diego in the fall of 2014.

Events

March 1-3: Sanford Higher Education Collaborative Summit

March 1, 2016

The Sanford Higher Education Collaborative Summit is taking place March 1-3 at National University’s Sanford Education Center, located at: 11355 N. Torrey Pines Rd. La Jolla, CA 92037