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Scott Swanson Fund for Transformative Student Learning and Innovation

Scott Swanson Fund for Transformative Student Learning and Innovation

Scott Swanson '90

To honor the life and work of Scott Swanson, beloved son and friend, IMSA alumnus (Class of 1990), IMSA staff member, and recognized educational technology pioneer, the Scott Swanson Fund for Transformative Student Learning and Innovation has been established by Gail and Sherwyn Cotovsky (Scott’s mother and stepfather), and IMSA alumni Alyssa (Bennett) Mason '90, Michele Jonsson Funk ’90, David Gabrius ’90, Todd (Groner) Kopriva ’89, Tony Nuval ’98, Sandeep Paruchuri ’08, Michael Peil ’90, Sendhil Revuluri ’90, Mike and Jennifer Rudzinski, both ’90, Joe Shidle ’90, and Derek Wolfgram ’89.

This fund will support the purchase, creation and use of leading-edge and emerging technologies for transformative student learning and innovation at IMSA.  Gifts will support student-driven projects in game-changing technology initiatives (such as the One Laptop Per Child initiative), advanced computing, new media, online virtual worlds, gaming, and CoolHub.IMSA collaborative innovation networks.  All of these were near and dear to Scott’s heart, and all offer opportunities for students to connect/collaborate with and be mentored by IMSA alumni, faculty and staff.  This was very important to Scott.

Gifts of all amounts to the IMSA Fund designated for the Scott Swanson Fund will be deeply appreciated by his family and friends and by IMSA.  As an alternative, donors may make a gift to any IMSA Fund giving option of their choice and designate this in memory of Scott. You can also learn more about the power and impact of planned giving by learning that Scott designated the IMSA Fund as a beneficiary on his life insurance. It is a powerful story of Scott's committment of IMSA and our community.

Enabling creative, ethical scientific minds to be ignited and nurtured in personalized, innovative ways was Scott’s calling and legacy, and he lived his passion out loud, without apology.  The IMSA Fund is honored to establish the Scott Swanson Fund to benefit present and future students and the pioneering IMSA community that Scott loved so dearly. 

$ to Scott Swanson Fund for Transformative Student Learning and Innovation

To honor the life and work of Scott Swanson '90, this fund will support the purchase, creation and use of leading-edge and emerging technologies for transformative student learning and innovation at IMSA.