Sapsik'ʷałá Native Teacher Education Program 2020

Participation Drive
Invest in Native educators' success!

We did it!

December 02, 2020

Kw’aɬanúushamash (thank you)! You have transformed the lives of our students and the countless children, families, and Indigenous Nations who will benefit from their careers in education and leadership. We are honored to receive your gift.


Thanks to your generosity, we raised $15,898 from 114 donors! We've gone above and beyond our goal, and we couldn't have done it without your support.


If you're looking to donate after the end of the fundraiser, please go to the UO Foundation webpage or contact Celeste Christie at for instructions on donating by mail.



We're almost there with 7 days to go!

November 24, 2020

As we sit down and share meals with family and friends this Thanksgiving, what is a time to express gratitude for many of us is instead a time of somber reflection for many Indigenous people who live with the legacies of colonization. Your generosity is helping us heal these wounds by transforming education for Indigenous students across the country. As the Sapsik'ʷałá teacher preparation program looks to graduate their 100th alumni this year, we are grateful your support. Your gift to Sapsik’ʷałá is not only an investment in the success of Indigenous educators at the University of Oregon, but an investment in the health of Tribal communities nationwide.


We're over 75% of the way to reaching 100 donors! Help us reach the finish line by sharing the DuckFunder campaign with friends and family.


With gratitude,

Kristi Schneider

Director of Development

UO College of Education

We're halfway there!

November 16, 2020

Thanks to your support, we're over halfway to our goal to inspire 100 donors to give in honor of 100 alumni. We have 2 weeks left to reach our goal - you can help us make it happen! Amplify the campaign by sharing with friends and family using the social media buttons above.

We're a Third of the Way There! Help us spread the word.

November 09, 2020



To date, we've raised $4,250 from 35 donors. We're over a third of the way there! Your support signals your commitment to making the Sapsik'ʷałá program possible for more students, and for bringing culturally responsive teachers into more classrooms across the nation every year. We're beyond grateful.


Help us reach our goal of inspiring 100 donors to give in honor of 100 alumni by sharing the campaign with your loved ones - your advocacy will make the difference to a successful campaign. You can use the buttons on the DuckFunder campaign page to easily share to Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, or copy a link to send in an email.


With gratitude,

Michelle Jacob

Our Crowdfunding Groups