Tucker Center receives generous financial commitment to support Internship Program

interns-2013In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport in the School of Kinesiology, Heather L. Burns and Kathleen A. Maloy have made a significant financial commitment to the University of Minnesota Foundation through their Live to Give Charitable Trust Fund to establish the Tucker Center Internship Fund for Gender Equity in Sport. The program is designed to mentor, educate, and provide a quality research experience for aspiring undergraduate students who work collaboratively with Tucker Center faculty and graduate students on important research projects. Students receive hands on experience by participating in a full spectrum of research opportunities.
Benefactors Burns and Maloy have long admired the ground-breaking work of the Tucker Center. Their desire to support the Tucker Center’s efforts stems from their commitment to and passion for gender equity in sport as well as their work through the Live to Give Charitable Trust Fund. “Live to Give makes strategic and catalytic gifts to promote social justice, equity, and human rights with a particular focus on girls and women,” says Burns. “Kathleen and I believe that gender equity in sport can catalyze gender equity in other socioeconomic and political arenas. Supporting the Internship Program allows the Tucker Center to attract the ‘best and the brightest’ students and to mentor them in ways that will enhance their commitment to gender equity through participation in sport and physical activity.”