Investing in Emerging Leaders of Florida’s At-Risk Communities
A Community-Engagement Initiative of Duquesne University & the NE Florida Alumni Chapter
Investing in Emerging Leaders
Duquesne University’s original mission back in 1878 was to educate the children of poor immigrants. From its humble beginning this university has grown into an educational and economic powerhouse!
Last year, in keeping with this original mission, the NE Florida Chapter of the Duquesne University Alumni Association, with strong support from the University’s leadership, created the Investing in Emerging Leaders At-Risk Community Engagement Project.
Investing in Emerging Leaders will create life-changing opportunities for at least 8 high school students from Florida’s at-risk communities to be educated – at no cost – each year on The Bluff!
These young people will be selected in collaboration with Boys & Girls Clubs and alumni throughout Florida, with support from local diocese and other NGOs. Each student will be directly supported by Duquesne’s Spiritan Division, its Civic Engagement programs, and its Student Life programs. This directly supports Duquesne’s mission and priorities.
Their education will be funded by a university-organized, no-loan financial package and a complementary scholarship awarded from the Investing in Emerging Leaders Endowed Empowerment Scholarship Fund.
This Fund was created in 2022 with an initial commitment of $150,000 from members of the NE Florida Alumni Chapter Organizing Committee. To fund our target of 8 students on campus each year, this Fund needs to grow significantly!
The Investing in Emerging Leaders project reflects Duquesne’s strong commitment to civic engagement; extending its financial investment into key Florida at-risk communities. This is important to the University because of the growing alumni population of the state as well as the growing admissions from Florida.
ALL members of the University community are invited and encouraged to help us grow this endowed scholarship so that we can make the Duquesne University experience happen for at least 8 deserving students each year!
Your gift goes further today!
During the 2023 Duquesne Day of Giving, the Organizing Committee of Duquesne University’s Northeast Florida (NEFL) Alumni Chapter will gift $5,000 for every 10 people who give to this endowed scholarship. No gift is too small.
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