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4/4/2018
When: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
1PM - 2PM (MT)
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Maggie Brubaker
303-442-2524


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Presenters:

Tania Wilcox, Director of College Partnerships at TheDream.US and Candy Marshall, President at TheDream.US

Description: TheDream.US – the nation’s largest scholarship fund for undocumented immigrant youth – will discuss how scholarship programs can serve this student population regardless of DACA status and how to talk to donors to support this work. We will also present ways we can support these students’ college experience. We will discuss the challenges and possibilities in ensuring our students are thriving in college and their communities despite these uncertain times.

Presenter Bios:
Tania Wilcox
Tania Wilcox has devoted her entire professional life to help students overcome educational inequalities and barriers. As an immigrant herself and having been the first in her family to graduate from college, she has an unwavering passion to help similar students succeed in their education. Before joining TheDream.US, Tania had a long career with Breakthrough, a national college access program for low-income students. She served as Executive Director of The Silicon Valley site, served on the national board, and was on the national team that led the expansion of the Breakthrough model from one city to twenty-five cities nationwide.

Tania has been an education leader in the Bay area for 25 years. She helped found the first charter school in Silicon Valley, was on the board of Reading Partners while the organization expanded nationwide, helped establish a Spanish immersion pre-school, and has served on various other non-profit boards. Currently, Tania serves on the board of Breakthrough Silicon Valley and is the Board President of ACE Charter Schools.

She holds a BA in Sociology from Wesleyan University, a Master of Education with a concentration in Risk and Resiliency from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Certificate on Financial Planning from UC Santa Cruz.

Candy Marshall
Candy Marshall joined the TheDream.US after serving 8 years as a leader at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As chief human resources officer, Candy led the expansion of the foundation and then joined the Global Health Programs where she led the implementation of a comprehensive plan to implement and improve the effectiveness of the Foundation’s 25+ global programs with over 500 people and a $3.0B annual budget. Prior to joining the Gates Foundation, Candy was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of WRQ, Inc. – a northwest technology firm.

Candy is a philanthropic leader in the Pacific Northwest. She is immediate Past-Chair of the Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation Board of Trustees and serves as an advisor on the Advisory Committee for the YUSA Strategic Initiatives Fund. She has previously served on a number of other non-profit boards including the Washington Global Health Alliance, the Seattle Arts and Sciences Academy, the YMCA of Greater Seattle, and Seattle City Club. Candy earned a law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law, with distinction, Order of the Coif, and a bachelor’s degree in public administration.

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