Supporter Profiles

Learn more about the people who support our programs.

George and Janice Beran

A Long-lasting Connection to Silliman University
“We had a wonderful life in the Philippines,” Janice Beran said in a recent interview, and strong, continuing ties to Silliman University have prompted their support for faculty development at the university.

Nan Lin

A Perpetual Benefit and Mark of Distinction
Nan Lin sees how an endowed chair professorship can benefit his alma mater, Tunghai University, and other higher education institutions in Asia.

Ann English

A Long-standing Appreciation for Education
Ann English continues to support the causes that she and her late husband, John, felt strongly about, including the United Board.

David Pong

Strengthening the “Bricks and Mortar” of the University
David Pong had been giving to the United Board for years before he realized the role it played in his own family’s history.

Jared Dorn

International Exchanges: Creating a Deeper, More Varied Experience
Over the course of a long career in higher education, Jared Dorn has seen the value of international education, which he defines as anything a college or university does to “move people, ideas, thoughts, projects, programs, or studies.”

Dorothy Wong

Making the Case for the Humanities
Four years at International Christian University in Japan took Dorothy Wong outside her comfort zone, but she continues to experience the benefits of the liberal arts education she received there.

Anita Fahrni

The Best of All Development Aid
“Supporting education is the best of all development aid,” Anita Fahrni believes, and her experiences in the fields of development assistance, politics, and personal philanthropy have persuaded her that the education of women and girls is especially important.

Blessed in Many Ways

C.J. Alexander, an alumnus of Madras Christian College, established an endowment to honor his professor, the late I.M. Mathai (pictured above, with his wife). Funds from the endowment support scholarships at MCC.