Passion for Teaching Inspires Gift

Rosalie Nuanes

Rosalie "Rosie" Nuanes

As a third-grader, Rosalie "Rosie" Nuanes decided she wanted to be a teacher when she grew up. This ambition gave her something to work toward for the next dozen years. At Cal State LA, she majored in English and completed her credential courses.

"Those hands-on classes were great," she says. "I always had good teachers, and I really enjoyed it."

Rosie ultimately became an elementary school teacher at the very same school where she first dreamed of teaching. Now Rosie is thinking ahead to the next generation. "It is important to help those who are coming behind us," she says. "I believe in giving back."

Rosie has decided to give a percentage of her estate to the Charter College of Education at Cal State LA. Her gift will fund a scholarship to help students.

"Rosie's generosity will make a tremendous difference to our future educators, who are often first in their family to go to college, and they, too, have the dream of returning to their community to serve," says Dr. Cheryl Ney, dean of the Charter College of Education.

Rosie was the first one in her family to attend college. She has been giving back to Cal State LA for years and the opportunity to make a lasting impact through her estate plan is her chance to help future students.

"I put Cal State LA into my will to make sure my wishes will be met," she explains. "It is important to me to give back to where I came from."

Make a Lasting Impact

Your future gift to Cal State LA can support program areas, scholarships, faculty and student research, and more. Contact Jacqueline M. Williams at (323) 343-3075 or jwilliams@calstatela.edu to get started.

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