Finding Funding for A College Education

Wednesday October 19, 2011: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

UM Foundation and Grants Librarian Dr. Karen Downing will offer her expertise for high schoolers, their parents, and anyone seeking funding for higher education. Karen will discuss how to develop a search strategy and will introduce a variety of Web resources and several key Internet tools, including the Foundation Center website and the Foundation Directory Online.

Karen Downing, the Foundation and Grants Librarian at the University of Michigan has been teaching faculty, students, and community non-profits about grant-getting resources since 2000. She coordinates the Foundation Center's satellite library in the Hatcher Graduate Library.

Downing received her M.I.L.S. degree from the University of Michigan's School of Information in 1989, and is currently working on a doctorate in Higher Education. She is the co-editor of "Multiracial America," among other publications, and has consulted with many individuals and organizations regarding foundation grants.