Dandridge Honored with Purpose Prize Fellowship

Mildred, for all of her life achievements and her work on the ACE program, has been honored with a Purpose Prize fellowship for 2007. The Purpose Prize is a three-year, $9 million program investing in Americans over age 60 who are leading a new age of innovation to solve critical social problems in the second half of life. Civic Ventures of San Francisco, the organization who manages the award program, even created a website for Mildred! Our press release has more information.

Senior Program Manager Mildred Dandridge Retires

A big THANK YOU to Mildred Dandridge, who for the last seven years has been leading the charge for SEI's K-12 education programs.

Among other accomplishments, Dandridge established and managed the Awareness for Communities about the Environment (ACE) program. The ACE program recently won a Flex Your Power Award for leadership and education. Mildred was awarded a 2007 fellowship with the Purpose Prize, a program that invests in Americans over age 60 who are leading a new age of innovation to solve critical social problems in the second half of life. Before her stint at SEI, Mildred was the director of academic advising and an adjunct faculty member at the Sage Colleges in Troy, New York. Congratulations on your retirement, Mildred! We will miss you.

SEI Acknowledges Board of Directors

SEI recognizes the invaluable contributions that our wonderful board members make to SEI on a regular basis. Our sincerest gratitude to Jonathan Frieman, Board President; Kathy Church, Dr. Kenneth James, Sallyanne Wilson, Megan Matson, Ward Bouwman, Board Treasurer; and Cyane Dandridge.Your contributions are sincerely appreciated! We thank you for your continued support and commitment to the success of SEI.

SEI Awarded Solar Planning Grant

The Marin Community Foundation has awarded SEI a planning grant to support Marin schools, nonprofits and other public sector entities interested in solar energy.

Under this grant, SEI staff and its partners will research innovative models used by other communities to encourage solar and offer attractive financing for new systems.

By spring 2008, SEI will provide Marin Community Foundation with findings and draft recommendations and guidelines for structuring a Marin-focused solar partnership and related set of services.