Faculty and Staff Award

Sally Frudden, '55, '72
2018 Distinguished Awards | President's Philanthropy Awards

This award recognizes an individual or couple currently employed by or retired from the University of Northern Iowa who has provided philanthropic support, dedicated long-term service and creative leadership to the university.

Sally was an assistant professor in UNI’s Department of Special Education from 1974-1992 and served as student teaching coordinator for the Charles City area. She is a former member of the Iowa State Board of Education.

Sally served on the UNI Foundation Board of Trustees from 1998-2010 and chaired the board’s long range planning committee. In addition, she served on the Imagine the Impact campaign steering committee. In 2009, she received UNI’s Heritage Honours Alumni Achievement Award.

Sally is a two-time graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and received her Ed.D. in 1975 from Iowa State University. In 2006, she received Iowa State’s Alumni Achievement Award for her work in improving education and services for children with disabilities.

A member of the Presidents Club, Sally established the Frudden Early Childhood Center Fund, the Frudden College of Education Endowed Fund for Excellence and the Frudden Endowed Scholarship Fund. In addition, she established the Sally Frudden Ethic of Caring Award, an annual award to a faculty member in the College of Education who exemplifies the caring attitude and models the behavior of our College of Education majors.

Sally has given consistently for over 38 years. In addition to the funds she has established, her giving supports the Annual Fund, the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, the Koob Endowed Fund for Student Community Engagement and the College of Education Dean’s Fund.

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Sally Frudden