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Markkula Foundation Awards Ethics Center $100,000

Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011

A gift of $100,000 from the Markkula Foundation for 2011-12 will assist the Ethics Center in

  • developing its popular Character-Based Literacy Curriculum for the new national educational standards. The curriculum integrates ethics into high school language arts.
  • securing marketing assistance to further promote all Center resources
  • launching a pilot program on the Internet and ethics

Linda and A.C. "Mike" Markkula Jr. gave the original seed money to start the Ethics Center. Mike Markkula was the first chair of the Center's Advisory Board and received an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from SCU in 1992. Their family foundation has continued to support the Center's efforts, particularly in the area of education. Foundation director Kristi Bowers serves on the Ethics Center Advisory Board.