The Ed and Harriette Nathan Fellowship was established in 2011 in honor of Ed Nathan, a pioneer in social work philanthropic grantmaking. Ed Nathan graduated from UC Berkeley with his B.A. in 1941. He earned his MSW from Berkeley Social Welfare in 1952, and joined the faculty in 1966. He became Executive Director of the Zellerbach family Foundation in 1972. Ed was also instrumental in the creation of the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) in 1990.
The Nathan Fellowship provides financial assistance to MSW students pursuing careers and related field placements in the philanthropic, nonprofit or public human services related to child welfare and mental health.