50th Anniversary Celebration & A Giving Marathon

Fielding Graduate University Giving Marathon Schedule- Pacific Time Zone

Every gift received between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. is matched 1:1 by Fielding alum and Board member John Bennett, PhD, for up to $2,000.

7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.: Celebrating 50 Years of Change- Fielding’s Giving Marathon  

  1. Prize: Five random participants who donate in this time slot get “The Transformative Power of Learning” monograph, a 50th-anniversary pin, and a Fielding-branded fancy notebook.

8:00-9:00– Call Across the Globe 2024: 50 Years of Stories. Join us for an online event. To sign-up and for more details:

10 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Empowerment Through Giving for Academic Excellence  

  1. Prize: Five random donors who give during this time will receive a Fielding 50th anniversary-branded mug and the President’s special roast coffee.

1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Transformative Horizons- Student Support Rush  

  1. Prize: Five random donors will receive an Alumni Association sweatshirt.

4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: Fielding Family- Faculty and Staff Power

  1. 5:00 p.m.: Remembering Dr. Marie Fielder on her Birthday- all gifts received during this hour will be recognized as in her honor.
  2. Prize: Two tickets to the tea reception at her home hosted by Dr. Nicola Smith.
  3. Prize: Virtual Zoom background – Scholarship Supporter (for all who give), and Fielding-branded socks.

7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.: Bridging Communities  

  1. Prize: A surprise gift from the Office of President Katrina S. Rogers, PhD

Thank you for supporting Fielding and celebrating 50 years of excellence!

On Monday, March 11, 2024, Fielding Graduate University will celebrate its 50th Anniversary. We invite our Fielding students, alums, faculty, staff, and supporters — wherever you may be — to join us in commemorating this significant milestone.

It would mean the world to us if you could join us on our first Giving Marathon dedicated to supporting our students, faculty research, and university operations. Your support plays a crucial role in enabling students to attend Fielding through scholarships and sustaining our community of supporters.

Empowering Dreams: A Letter from Madeline…  

Madeline Foster

Madeline Foster, MSPH   Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Student

My name is Madeline Foster, and I am a current second-year Ph.D. student. I am writing on behalf of Fielding Graduate University as a grateful recipient of the Fielding Advancement Scholarship, Dr. Dori Pelz-Sherman Memorial Scholarship, and Magic Feet Scholarship.

First, I want to express my deepest gratitude for your commitment to supporting education and empowering students like me to pursue their academic aspirations. The scholarships I have received have not only lightened my financial burden but have also inspired me to excel in my studies and contribute meaningfully to my field.

As a graduate student, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative impact that scholarships can have on individuals and communities. Unfortunately, the demand for financial assistance often exceeds the available resources. Many talented and deserving students face financial barriers that limit their access to higher education.

In light of this, I am reaching out to you with a humble request. Your generosity has already made a significant difference in my academic journey, and I believe that with increased scholarship funding, we can extend these life-changing opportunities to even more aspiring scholars. By expanding the pool of available scholarships, we can contribute to creating a more inclusive and equitable educational environment.

I understand that philanthropic decisions are personal, and I truly appreciate the consideration you give to supporting educational initiatives. Your generosity has not only impacted my life but has also set in motion a positive ripple effect that will benefit future generations of students. I hope that you will consider supporting other students in this Giving Marathon.

Warm regards,

Madeline Foster, MSPH
Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Student
Fielding Graduate University

Don’t miss this opportunity to make a lasting impact on a student’s life and help fulfill their dreams. By contributing, you will also automatically enter a chance to win exclusive 50th Anniversary items throughout the day.

Thank you for supporting Fielding in our celebration of 50 years of academic excellence. We appreciate your kindness!

For more ways to give or more information contact Development Manager Marlen Bautista at or call 805-898-4029.

Register for Call Across the Globe 2024
Learn more about the 50th Anniversary

About the Author: Marlen Bautista

Marlen Bautista, a recent first-generation graduate from UC Berkeley, majored in Public Health and was the recipient of various scholarships that fully funded her undergraduate education, including opportunities to study abroad in Paris, France, and Florence, Italy. Inspired by her journey, Marlen is dedicated to giving back to students from all backgrounds, regardless of socio-economic status, by serving as an Engagement Ambassador at UC Berkeley, where she shares her story of how donors made her educational dreams a reality. Now, as the Development Manager of Donor Experience at Fielding Graduate University, Marlen continues to pursue her passion for storytelling, ensuring that adult learners can pursue advanced degrees without the financial burden.

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