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Best Buddies International Announces Partnership with Sanford Harmony at National University to Incorporate Social Emotional Learning Program
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Best Buddies International, a global nonprofit dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is collaborating with the private, nonprofit National University to integrate Sanford Harmony.

The Nation's Fifth Largest School District Adopting Sanford Harmony Program to Strengthen Student Development and Success
Thursday, 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
Monday, 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. National University, which has one of the top ten largest schools of education in the country, is leading the national expansion of the program, which is named after and based on the vision of philanthropist, T. Denny Sanford.

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
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Magnet Schools of America is collaborating with National University to expand a nationwide initiative to introduce schools to Sanford Harmony, an innovative social emotional learning program that helps reinforce positive peer interactions among children.

LA's BEST After School Program Partners with National University's Sanford Harmony to Support Student Success
Monday, May 23, 2016
Sanford Harmony will soon expand to Los Angeles after school programs run by LA’s BEST, an organization that provides safe and supervised after school education, enrichment and recreation programs.

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 HarmonyTM and Sanford InspireTM 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 Programs and their initiatives designed to address critical needs in the education and nonprofit sectors.

The Sanford Education Programs were 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 the Sanford Education Programs, 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