Portrait of Dean Videka School of Social Work - 100 years 1921-2021

Lynn Videka

Dean and Carol T. Mowbray Collegiate Professor
School of Social Work

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Michigan Social Work. As we celebrate 100 years of excellence in social work teaching, education, research and practice, we are living through a difficult time as a nation and world due to the inequities revealed by the ongoing global health pandemic and the painful current challenge to the history of racial inequality in our nation. As social workers, we are committed to ending social injustice.

As I complete my term as Dean of the U-M School of Social Work, I am deeply honored to have led Michigan Social Work through this important time in the School and nation’s history. Our faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends have risen to the occasion to provide solutions to inequities that confront our society. I have been inspired by our community’s collective commitment to making the world a better place for all, and as such, I have made a personal leadership gift to the Centennial Social Justice Impact Fund, an endowed fund which will support social justice initiatives long into the future. I invite you to join me in supporting this important work. Your gift — no matter the size — makes a big difference.

A gift to the Centennial Social Justice Impact Fund is a way to celebrate the rich past of Michigan Social Work, and to prepare the School to maintain its role as a social work leader in the next century. Your support of the Centennial Social Justice Impact Fund means you invest in initiatives that will keep our school at the forefront of important social justice efforts as we work to find solutions to the world’s most challenging problems.

The Centennial Social Justice Impact Fund will continue this important work into the future: by providing support for innovative social justice research that produces knowledge to reduce inequities and injustices, scholarship support for students committed to leading antiracism and anti-oppression, community social justice events to inspire others to become agents of change, and a signature Social Innovation Prize designed to implement a bold idea that will reduce inequities through a collaboration between SSW faculty and students, and a community-based organization.

Please join me and the hundreds of others who have already contributed to the Centennial Social Justice Impact Fund in honor of Michigan Social Work’s 100th anniversary. Together, we will expand our work to end social injustice, to support change in communities, and to educate social injustice leaders for our future.

Go Blue,

Lynn Videka
Dean and Carol T. Mowbray Collegiate Professor

As I complete my term as Dean of the U-M School of Social Work, I am deeply honored to have led Michigan Social Work through this important time in the School and nation’s history. Our faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends have risen to the occasion to provide solutions to inequities that confront our society. I have been inspired by our community’s collective commitment to making the world a better place for all, and as such, I have made a personal leadership gift to the Centennial Social Justice Impact Fund, an endowed fund which will support social justice initiatives long into the future. I invite you to join me in supporting this important work. Your gift — no matter the size — makes a big difference.

A gift to the Centennial Social Justice Impact Fund is a way to celebrate the rich past of Michigan Social Work, and to prepare the School to maintain its role as a social work leader in the next century. Your support of the Centennial Social Justice Impact Fund means you invest in initiatives that will keep our school at the forefront of important social justice efforts as we work to find solutions to the world’s most challenging problems.

The Centennial Social Justice Impact Fund will continue this important work into the future: by providing support for innovative social justice research that produces knowledge to reduce inequities and injustices, scholarship support for students committed to leading antiracism and anti-oppression, community social justice events to inspire others to become agents of change, and a signature Social Innovation Prize designed to implement a bold idea that will reduce inequities through a collaboration between SSW faculty and students, and a community-based organization.

Please join me and the hundreds of others who have already contributed to the Centennial Social Justice Impact Fund in honor of Michigan Social Work’s 100th anniversary. Together, we will expand our work to end social injustice, to support change in communities, and to educate social injustice leaders for our future.

Go Blue,

Lynn Videka
Dean and Carol T. Mowbray Collegiate Professor

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