Dr. Webb Farley: Grant Strategies and Management Class Students Receive Grant for Kari's Home for Women

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 9:52am

We are proud to announce that three students in Dr. Webb Farley’s “Grant Strategies & Management” class were successful in receiving a grant for Kari’s Home For Women, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in the Blue Ridge Mountains that offers a six-month discipleship program for women struggling with alcohol or drug addiction.  

Below you can find additional information about the class and quotes from the participating students.

Class: Grants Strategies & Management

Program: Offered through the Master of Public Administration program

Faculty member: Kathryn Webb Farley

Students: Joseph Johnson (MPA, '15); Earle Pope (MPA, '15), Sarah Teel (MSW, '15).

Semester: Spring 2015

Course is offered every spring semester. Teaches students practical skills of developing grant proposals.  Students are typically those seeking graduate degrees and professionals interested in learning about securing grant funding for public or non-profit organizations.

Student quotes: 

Joe Johnson: Johnson says “I was so excited when [Kari's Home founder] Michelle notified me that Kari's Home had received the grant that we had applied for. I immediately sent out a message to Sara and Earle letting them know. It was our first experience with writing a grant, and to know that our efforts in class and outside of class prevailed for Kari's Home, was an amazing feeling. A special thanks to Dr. Webb Farley for providing us with the tools and expertise that helped tremendously in this becoming a success story. I highly recommend the grant writing course to anyone that has an interest in their efforts making a real difference in the community.”

Earle Pope: “We were very excited to help an organization such as Kari’s Home develop a grant that would make a major contribution in the lives of women and on the Watauga Country community. Being given the opportunity to give back to the community through the class displayed to us that the University and our faculty are doing a great job connecting us to our neighbors and giving us an opportunity to practice our skills before leaving our wonderful University.”

Sarah Teel: “What I enjoyed most about this grants course is the fact that it wasn't just learning, it was real world exploring and application. As a group, we were able to bring our individual skills and talents to come alongside Kari's Home to advocate and pursue this grant with and for them. With a skilled spokes person, social worker, talented researcher keen to details, and the organization we learned the beauty of collaboration and truly were able to make a difference.”