POD Network Donations - 2016


December 6, 2016

Dear POD Network Colleague,

The POD Network’s ability to undertake special projects, improve member services, and expand our outreach and impact in higher education benefits greatly from philanthropic contributions. Last year’s call for contributions resulted in donations totaling $2,700.00. Those funds are being used to augment a spring call for special projects that will total between five and ten thousand dollars.

During our 2016 annual conference, and in a statement from the Executive and Core committees, we reaffirmed our core values of advocacy, social justice, inclusion, collegiality, and diverse perspectives. As a sign of our reaffirmation, we will ask that special project proposals explicitly address how the project will advance the POD Network’s core values.

You can help the POD Network live out its mission and values by making it part of your annual giving. If each of us makes a tax-deductible gift of $10, we would generate nearly $13,000 to support efforts such as special projects, travel grants, POD grants, and other activities that connect to our core values. Of course, both smaller and larger donations and bequests are welcome! Please donate now to make the POD Network part of your annual giving.

I wish you all the best for a rejuvenating holiday season and a meaningful and productive 2017.


Kevin Barry
President, POD Network in Higher Education
Director, Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Notre Dame