Archives For November 30, 1999

Philanthropia Spring 2023

By John Stabinger
Posted on 16 May 2023 | 5:08 pm — 

Philanthropia Fall 2022

By John Stabinger
Posted on 1 May 2023 | 2:37 pm — 

Philanthropia Spring 2022

By John Stabinger
Posted on 26 May 2022 | 12:26 pm — 

Philanthropia Fall 2021

By John Stabinger
Posted on 2 December 2021 | 1:05 pm — 

Stern continues his legacy through his scholarship, which gives students the opportunity to take advantage of all the College has to offer – opportunities for friendship and a quality education. 

New Scholarships a Testament to Couple’s Devotion

By John Stabinger
Posted on 19 May 2021 | 12:56 pm — 

Philanthropia – Fall 2020 Issue

By John Stabinger
Posted on 30 November 2020 | 2:59 pm — 

How do you make a difference in the world? Victoria Thompson ’15 and her wife, Kourtney Johnson, spent a recent evening in their Tacoma, Washington, home pondering that question. They talked about their education and ways to change the landscape for educators, particularly for people of color.

That’s when they hit upon how they could make a difference. Despite being very early in their careers, they decided to create a scholarship to help education majors at the College of Charleston offset the financial challenges of their clinical internship semester, with a preference toward students of color.

“The bottom line is that there are not enough educators of color,” says Thompson, who majored in elementary education at CofC. “I was the only Black woman in my graduating class, and one reason why is the lack of incentive to pursue a career as an educator. Becoming an educator requires a lot of sacrifice. While there is a lot of personal return as a teacher, there is not a lot of financial return. That’s why dedicating a semester [to student-teaching] without payment or part-time work serves as a huge obstacle for educators.”

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