Alumni Muneer Satter and Kristin Hertel Commit $2 Million to SESP

Alumni Muneer Satter and Kristin Hertel Commit $2 Million to SESP

Kristin Hertel and Muneer Satter

Northwestern University alumni Muneer Satter and Kristen Hertel (BS86) have committed $2 million to the School of Education and Social Policy to support Project Excite and other educational initiatives of the School.

Since its start in 1998, Project Excite has helped close the achievement gap between minority and non-minority students in Evanston through supplemental education, personal academic advising and targeted programs that help students get into college.

“The gift will extend Project Excite in local high schools, allowing us to create new college-access programs that will support minority and low-income high school students so they can achieve their potential,” said Penelope L. Peterson, the Eleanor R. Baldwin Professor of Education and dean of the School of Education and Social Policy.

“With help from programs like Project Excite, talented high school students will be able to thrive,” Hertel said. “We hope to make a difference one student at a time.”

An additional $8.5 million gift to Northwestern University by Satter and Hertel will support the Satter Foundation Scholarship program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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By Erin Spain
Last Modified: 4/30/15