The Kiril and Kate Sokoloff Fund was established in 2010 to support the Kiril and Kate Sokoloff Grants for Compassion and Kindness, given each year to students who seek to promote the qualities of compassion and kindness which lie at the heart of the School Prayer. Students apply for grant monies each term, and in the summer, to support proposed projects that demonstrate a vision to make the world a better place through service for the good of mankind.
Summer 2016 Recipient – Linda (Yunzhi) Pan ’17
Linda used this grant to advance the status of disabled children in China by providing advocacy and social and educational resources that have a lasting impact. The name of her project is Clover League: Youth Volunteers for Children with Disabilities. Named after a common symbol for luck, the project aims to bring joy and good fortune to the disabled population in China through (1) organizing volunteer activities, (2) increasing public awareness, and (3) providing financial support.
Winter 2016 Recipient – Mallika Yedla ’17
Mallika used this grant to create a children’s picture book
to provide age-appropriate information to children afflicted with Vitiligo (a visible, autoimmune skin disease) and their friends. Read Mallika's Reflection»
Summer 2015 Recipient – Shi-Yo Jill Chen ’16
Jill used her grant prize to assist an advocate from a rural area in Taiwan’s Taitung County with an organic coffee business which would not only employ its impoverished inhabitants, but also help fund the village’s library, which had become a refuge for the area children. Upon completion of her project, Jill prepared a video
chronicling her trip to Taitung County. Read Jill's Reflection»