Gift honors Jean Bauer, supports new Extension faculty in family development
Jean W. Bauer’s legacy of research and outreach with rural Minnesota families lives on thanks to funds contributed by Jean’s husband, Marvin Bauer, in her honor.
Jean was a faculty member and an Extension specialist in the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development. The newest fund will create an endowment for research and teaching in family economics and policy by faculty with an Extension appointment in Jean’s former department. Another fund, created after Jean’s passing in 2012, provides for Extension program initiatives in family financial literacy.