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City of San Diego Employee Nicole McNeil Receives National University Scholarship in Recognition of her Community Service

San Diego, Calif. – Nov. 10, 2015 – City of San Diego employee Nicole McNeil, who has demonstrated her commitment to public service as a pool manager in the City Heights community, is the recipient of the City of San Diego/National University Professional Development Scholarship. The scholarship will allow McNeil to complete her studies at National University, and is the result of a partnership in which National University – the second-largest, private, nonprofit university in California – is the City’s designated Preferred Employee Education Program Partner.

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Nonprofits Invited to Perfect Their Fundraising Pitches at a Nov. 17 Seminar by the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University

San Diego, Calif. – Nov. 12, 2015 –The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University is pleased to announce the latest in a series of seminars being offered to help nonprofits improve their fundraising potential and strengthen donor relationships. The Nov. 17 hands-on seminar – which comes just in time for the year-end giving season - will focus on helping nonprofits fine-tune their funding “pitches” before a panel of prominent fundraising leaders and qualify for a chance to receive vouchers for upcoming seminars. Each participant will also receive a complimentary copy of the book Cause Selling The Sanford Way, based on the vision of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford.

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Dr. Lena T. Rodriguez, Award-Winning Leader in Nonprofit and Education Sectors, Named Endowed Director of National University's Sanford Institute of Philanthropy

 San Diego, Calif. – Oct. 15, 2015 – Lena T. Rodriguez, Ph.D., an award-winning leader in the nonprofit and higher education sectors and expert in entrepreneurship, has been named Endowed Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University where she will oversee the advancement of innovative programs designed to help nonprofits increase their fundraising potential. Dr. Rodriguez has a proven track record in advancing organizations and causes, having served as chief marketing and development officer for a program of the Kauffman Foundation, the world’s leading private foundation dedicated to educational achievement and entrepreneurial success.

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Renowned Philanthropist Conrad Prebys and Lakeside Superintendent Dr. David Lorden Honored by Sanford Education Center

 San Diego, Calif. - Sept. 30, 2015 – Marking its first-year anniversary today, the Sanford Education Center at National University recognized educators and nonprofit leaders with special awards for their contributions to philanthropy and education. The recipient of the “Humanitarian of the Year” award was philanthropist Conrad Prebys, and Dr. David Lorden, Superintendent of Lakeside Union School District in San Diego County, was named “Educator of the Year.”

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One of the Country's Most Generous Philanthropists, T. Denny Sanford, Empowers Nonprofits Through New Book

 San Diego, Calif. - Sept. 30, 2015 – Marking its first year anniversary, the National University-based Sanford Education Center announces the launch of a new textbook aimed at helping nonprofit organizations maximize their fundraising potential through the application of proven business and sales principles. The book - Cause Selling The Sanford Way - is based on the vision of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford and serves as the foundation of a series of educational programs being offered through the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University, the second largest private nonprofit university in California.

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