Marian University’s Klipsch Educators College is set to receive $900,000 over a three-year period from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. The funding will help with operating costs of Klipsch College’s New Teacher Preparation Program, which will receive installments of $400,000, $300,000 and $200,000 through 2021. Fairbanks has awarded over $2.6M to the Klipsch College since 2016.
“Marian University has taken bold steps to transform how it selects and prepares teachers with the ultimate goal of better serving students in our community,” Claire Fiddian-Green, President and CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, said. “We share Marian University’s dedication to elevating the teaching profession and are proud to support the Klipsch Educators College’s work to develop a pipeline of high-quality teachers and school leaders who will serve in Indianapolis schools.”
The college was renamed the Fred S. Klipsch Educators College in 2017 after a $12M donation from Fred and Judy Klipsch.