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Karen and Jim Frank Pledge $500,000 to Support SAIC’s Part-Time Faculty

February 23, 2016

SAIC has received a $500,000 commitment from Karen and Jim Frank to establish the Karen and Jim Frank Excellence in Teaching Fund. The fund will support part-time faculty through an endowed teaching awards program, providing an annual monetary award for outstanding part-time faculty recommended by a review committee. Karen (SAIC 1972–74) is a former student as well as a member of SAIC’s Board of Governors and the Art Institute of Chicago’s Board of Trustees.