The John Gardner Fellowship Association has just 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:
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!
SAVE THE DATE: 2014 JGFA Retreat (June 20-22)
Please save the date and plan to join us for the 2014 JGFA Retreat held in Washington, D.C. / Northern V.A. from June 20-June 22.
A special thank you to the 2014 JGFA Retreat Planning Committee: Christina Markle, Cammie Lee, Anu Menon, Andy Weis, Elisabeth Centeno, David Moguel, Terri Bimes, Megan Swezey Fogarty, and Leslie Garvin.
*Scholarship(s) available upon request.
2013-2014 Fellows Publish a Blog!
The 2013-2014 class of fellows has published a blog!
JGFA.net will periodically repost one of their blogs to our JGFA.net, but you may view all of their posts here.
Gardner Centennial Event
Gardner Fellowship Alumna Donna Anderson '86 (far right) introduced October 2012 John W. Gardner Centennial Panel at Stanford University. L-R: Marc Freedman, Founder and CEO, Civic Ventures; Gardner Trimble, JGFA Board Member and grandson of John Gardner; Diana Aviv, President and CEO, Independent Sector; Milbrey McLaughlin, Founding Director, John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities.
In Memoriam 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: