The Fletcher Jones Foundation and HEDCO Foundation, two longtime foundation partners of the University of Redlands, have provided significant leadership grants to support the University’s unexpected expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
After awarding the University nearly $1 million earlier this year to support the expansion of the computer center on the main Redlands campus and increased technology-enabled learning, the Fletcher Jones Foundation recently provided an additional grant of $200,000. The second grant supports UR Connected Campus, a strategy to bring together eight physically separate campuses virtually to create a rich, seamless, and scalable digital learning experience this fall. The grant also will support sanitizing and health-related supplies to ensure the safety of U of R spaces.
The HEDCO Foundation, whose past investments have supported faculty and capital projects on the main Redlands campus, has also provided a grant of just over $62,000 to create five “connected” smart classrooms. These frequently used learning spaces in Hedco Hall (Hedco 102, 114, 115, 126, and 225), part of the Stauffer Center for Science and Mathematics, will improve teaching methods and encourage growth for diverse learning styles. These updated classrooms also will support hybrid virtual instruction and keep the University on the cutting edge of education in the sciences.
Both grants will not only address the University’s pressing needs, but also support Forever Yours, the $200 million comprehensive campaign.
“In light of these challenging times, both of these valued partners demonstrated a deep understanding of our urgent COVID-related needs,” says Vice President of Advancement Tamara Josserand. “We are most grateful for their continued generous support and their tremendous role in helping us navigate these uncharted waters.”
Learn more about the Forever Yours campaign.