|Foundation President’s Message|
BY Steve Gross, CDT, Foundation President
We are rapidly entering a new era in which our economy, our institutions, and our societal structures –indeed, the very bedrock of our lives – are shifting at an accelerating pace. This new era promises to change learning dramatically; affecting the ways education engages learners and the reasons individuals pursue learning in the first place.
Over the next decade, our lives will become so inextricably linked with our digital companions that we expect to find ourselves living as partners in code. These changes will open a wide set of possibilities that we all can help shape.
As we explore the future of learning, we invite you to unleash your imagination, consider new possibilities for learning, and explore how we might create a better future for all learners.
Learning is a lifelong experience that is controlled by the environment we create. The Foundation addresses these changes. As we morph into this new era – keep in mind the one to one relationships that will not change: student – teacher, doctor – patient, mentor – mentee, and doctor - doctor. This is why your support is so critical.
The Foundation recognizes these new economic shortfalls and through your generous donations addresses and provides additional training, research and leadership for all lifelong learners, including you, the CSPD membership – helping us all to become the best we can be, leading to superior treatment of infants, children and young adults.
2016-2017 Giving Campaign
Upon review this of years list of donors, I was quite surprised to discover that so many of the CSPD’s 900 members haven’t stepped up to support the Foundation. It is my opinion we can do better!!!
Therefore, I would like to encourage you to place the CSPD Foundation’s 16th Annual Giving Campaign at the very top of the list of professional organizations vying for your support. This is especially true for those of you who are relatively new to the profession.
You can give at any level – in honor of - in memory of – you can arrange for a $5.00 dollar gift a month program – any gift is welcome and you will be recognized for your contribution.
Please see gift opportunities page and visit www.cspd.org/foundation.
In the end it all benefits the children, and isn’t that what it’s all about?
As always I welcome your comments and suggestions. (firstname.lastname@example.org)