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Gary Chartrand in the UNF STEP Lab

Elevating the future of education

For more than a decade, Gary Chartrand has been intensely focused on enhancing education in Florida.
Gilchrist Berg holding a framed painting of a building

Celebrating excellence in teaching

For many teachers in Duval County, Gilchrist Berg is their greatest champion.

Dr. Lynne Raiser headshot

Retired professor invests in urban education

After 50 years as a public school teacher and later, as a UNF education professor, Dr. Lynne Raiser knows that poverty is the root cause of struggling inner city schools. Fiercely dedicated to UNF, she created The Victor and Lynne Raiser Urban Education Endowment at UNF aimed at improving education for urban youth.
Danny Chu

CEO and Entrepreneur invests in early childhood STEM education

With over 30 years in the Information Technology (IT) industry, Danny Chu is passionate about the importance of computer science curriculum in today’s schools. To Chu, the future depends upon it.
mary lou and john dasburg

Philanthropic efforts support new COEHS position

Mary Lou and John Dasburg are no strangers to supporting education. Known for their philanthropic efforts, the Dasburg’s have donated to many causes, and at UNF have generously provided academic opportunities for students.