Greatest Need

A gift to the SIPA Fund provides the School with immediate support for our most important activities and the flexibility to allocate funds where they are most needed. Every gift, no matter the size, conveys appreciation of the importance of SIPA’s mission and pride in SIPA’s ability to offer the world’s best education in public policy. The SIPA Leadership Society welcomes donors who make a cumulative gift of $1,000 or more in one fiscal year. 

Gifts to the SIPA Fund support new initiatives such as Tech and Policy @SIPA, Global Urban Policy, Energy and the Environment, Central Banking and Financial Policy, and several others. It also provides support for SIPA students, our existing programs, and faculty.


MPA Program

Created in 1977, the MPA curriculum is designed to develop public-affairs professionals, who understand the increasingly complex issues shaping policy issues and projects at local and national levels.The curriculum also draws on SIPA's international strengths to prepare public-affairs officials for the rapidly globalizing context of various policy issues.

MDP Summer Film Profiles: Olive in Jordan

Olive Nsababera MPA-DP ’16 worked with UNICEF in Amman, Jordan, to explore refugee youth engagement in peacebuilding efforts in the Middle East and North Africa.


EPD Workshop Gifts

Through the EPD Workshops, SIPA students gain practical field experience while engaging in significant development projects with organizations such as UNDP, UNICEF, the World Bank, International Rescue Committee, Women’s Refugee Commission, and many more. Students assist clients on a wide array of assignments and explore the intersection of development concerns with human rights, corporate social responsibility, humanitarian affairs, conflict resolution, education, public health, environmental policy, entrepreneurship, and other policy issues

Gifts to the EPD Workshops Fund enable students to participate in workshops by providing necessary resources to fund travel, research, and supplies. 


MDP Summer Film Profiles: Karolina in Nepal

Karolina Walęcik MPA-DP ’16 spent her summer field placement executing a post-earthquake aid transparency project with the Mobile Citizens Help Desk at Accountability Lab in Kathmandu, Nepal.