Schusterman Foundation Receives International Education Award for Program with OU-Tulsa

  • Team Schusterman

October 27, 2015

  • Tulsa


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TULSA, OKLA (October 27, 2015) — The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (CLSFF) is the recipient of the 2015 Partners in Advancing International Education (PIE) award in the nonprofit organization category for demonstrating outstanding contributions to the field of international social work education.

Alana Hughes with the Schusterman Foundation participated in the awards ceremony in Denver, Colo. on Friday, October 16, 2015 during the Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting. 

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation was nominated for their work in two programs:

Exchange Course in International Child Welfare — A joint graduate social work course that focuses on international child welfare where an annual cohort of students from each institution travel to the host country for a week-long experiential course in international and comparative child welfare.

Establishment of Haruv USA at OU-Tulsa — A collaborative program focused on the reduction and prevention of child maltreatment.  This includes establishing Haruv USA, a three-year faculty fellow exchange, the development of interdisciplinary and community simulation-based trainings aimed at improving work in the area of the prevention of child abuse and neglect, a lecture series, hosting Israeli social workers and directors of the child advocacy centers in Tulsa, and Haruv post-doctoral fellow visits and lectures at OU-Tulsa.

“We were thrilled to learn the CLSFF was awarded this prestigious honor,” said Julie Miller-Cribbs, director of the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work.  “We deeply value their support of social work education, international exchange, and efforts to eliminate child abuse.  Through CLSFF’s generosity, we are able to provide novel educational experiences for our students.”

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation has offices in Tulsa, Washington DC, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Jerusalem, Israel.  Their mission is to ignite the passion and unleash the power in young people to create positive change for themselves, the Jewish community, and the world.

University of Oklahoma Schusterman Center is home to all OU programs in Tulsa. Located on a 60 acre campus at 41st and Yale, it strengthens OU’s presence in northeast Oklahoma and expands educational, research and patient care programs in the Tulsa area. OU-Tulsa offers six bachelor’s degree completion programs; 14 master’s degree programs, including the physician assistant program and nurse practitioner program; doctoral programs in medicine, physical therapy, education, early childhood education, engineering, pharmacy and nursing, as well as nine residency programs in medicine. It is also home to the OU-TU School of Community Medicine. The first of its kind in the nation, it was created with the explicit purpose of improving the health of all Oklahoma communities. For more information about OU-Tulsa, call 660-3318 or visit