Meaningful support for social-work teaching
“I want to do great work to honor their generous support.”
Associate Professor Susan Stone (pictured) understands the unique nature of her situation — and the value of private philanthropy at Berkeley.
“This chair means more than financial support,” says Stone, who was named the Catherine Mary and Eileen Clare Hutto Professor of Social Services in Public Education in 2012. “It reinforced the notion that this is an area that deserves more scholarly attention. I know of no other like it nationwide.”
The chair enhances Stone’s teaching and is enabling her to foster new partnerships with school districts locally and nationally. She has also enjoyed getting to know the chair’s donors.
“Catherine has prior experience as a school social worker, so she ‘gets’ my work in a very deep way,” Stone says. “And both Catherine and Eileen are avid supporters. I want to do great work to honor their generous support.”