Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Why I Give

Michele Borba

Author and Educational Psychologist

An ardent supporter of the Character Education Program, Borba is dedicated to fostering moral development in children.

Michele Borba ’72, ’75 is dedicated to fostering moral development in children worldwide. She is an internationally recognized expert and author on children, teens, parenting, and bullying. Her commitment to strengthening children’s character and resilience, building strong families, and fostering compassion in schools, has led her on a journey to engage over one million parents and educators worldwide. Although her schedule is hectic, Michele finds time to stay connected to SCU. Not only did she give an inspiring presentation about bullying prevention at the Ethics Center, but she is an ardent supporter of all our Character Education programs.

 “It was so rewarding to come to the Ethics Center to share bullying prevention tactics with educators from across Silicon Valley,” she states. “I am in such awe of the work of Character Education Director Steve Johnson and the Character Based Literacy program at the Center, that it's actually a pleasure to give money to support this effort!”

Back in Palm Desert, Michele is working on her 23rd and 24th upcoming books, one about teaching children the crucial habits of empathy (Simon & Schuster), and the other, 6 Rs to Stop Bullying for Educators (Free Spirit Press).  We look forward to reading them when they are published in 2016.

Through donations from Michele and others, the Center’s Character Education programs provide innovative curricula that weave ethics into the language arts, science, and social science classes.