The John Gardner Fellowship Association has learned that Ruth Teague, a member of the 1994-1995 class of Gardner Fellows, passed away from cancer in December of 2012. I met her once, when she came to my home along with a few other Los Angeles-area Fellows for a reunion. I remember learning from her how important home ownership was for everyone. There is a tribute to her on the website of the Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing, at the following link:
JGFA President David Moguel Honored at Retreat
DAVID L. MOGUEL was honored with a beautiful plaque prepared by Donna Michelle Anderson for his leadership of JGFA at the Retreat. Plaques were also made for past JGFA presidents: Waseem Noor, Ellen Dektar, and Liz Butler-Steyer. See their impressive bios and photos here.
Zarko Perovic Awarded the Rhodes Scholarship
Congratulations Zarko!!! As a Gardner Fellow (2012), Zarko worked at the State Department's Office of Global Criminal Justice. He plans to use his Rhodes Scholarship to pursue a graduate degree in international relations at Oxford University.
"Within this year, I have already been able to see and do so much more than I had ever expected. Without the Gardner Fellowship, none of these experiences wold have been possible." See the news section for a longer profile of Zarko!
In Memory of Ruth Teague, Gardner Fellow 1994-1995
The University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University jointly established the John Gardner Public Service Fellowship Program in 1985 to encourage new Stanford and UC Berkeley graduates to invest their talent, energy, and training in public service. Each spring, six graduating seniors (three from Berkeley and three from Stanford), are selected as John Gardner Public Service Fellows. Fellows are awarded $27,500 for a ten-month assignment with a senior figure in a government or nonprofit agency. In 2003, fellowship alumni established the John Gardner Fellowship Association.
The mission of the John Gardner Fellowship Association (JGFA) is to: