2018 Recipient of the Leadership in Global Engagement Award
The Social Science Foundation (SSF) supports the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.  It was established in 1923 and today manages a multi-million dollar trust, the proceeds of which are dedicated to promoting the study and application of international relations at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  In recent years, the SSF has helped finance the school's unique certificate programs in global health and humanitarian assistance, while providing seed capital for new centers and research institutes. 

The SSF is a distinguished panel of respected leaders in their fields that are dedicated to the continuing progress of the Joseph Korbel School by: advising the dean on the strategic directions of the school, supporting new programs financially, enhacing the reputation and improving the visibility of the school, assisting the dean in efforts to secure funding from resources outside the university to achieve the school's goals, and supporting ongoing alumni and public relations.