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Donors and Sponsors

Patricia J. Parson/Mason Parson Family Foundation 
Patricia J. Parson is the retired CEO of AmerInd, Inc, an award winning information technology and E-learning company Parson founded in 1983. At the time AmerInd, Inc. was acquired by FCBS, revenues were in excess of $22 million with clients such as the Navy, Defense Logistics Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the National Guard Bureau. Parson has also been active in various non-profit organizations and programs providing Native American education opportunities. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePaul University’s School for New Learning in 1978 and has served as a DePaul University Trustee since 2002. In 2006, the Mason Parson Family Foundation made a gift to support the Center’s conferences and to establish an endowment to perpetuate this support. In addition, Parson helped found the Center.

The Bertram L. Scott/Elizabeth A. Fender Distinguished Lecture Series Endowment 
Bertram L. Scott is executive vice president and chief institutional development and sales officer for investment giant TIAA-CREF. He joined the company in 2000 as president of the organization’s insurance division. Previously, he was chief executive officer of Horizon Mercy, a managed care program initiative by Mercy Health Plan of Pennsylvania and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey. Scott graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePaul University’s School for New Learning in 1980. A strong proponent of adult education, Scott has served as a DePaul University Trustee since 2005 and in May 2009 received an honorary degree and delivered the commencement address. Scott and his wife established The Bertram L. Scott/Elizabeth A. Fender Distinguished Lecture Series Endowment to attract renowned speakers to conferences presented by the Center.
 

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Donations support high quality, innovative programs firmly rooted in best practices for adult learning.  For more information about supporting the Center, contact: Sara Miller-Acosta, smillera@dep​aul.edu​ or (312) 362-5383.