The second annual Founders Association Scholarship Reception, held Oct. 19 at the Weidner Center, was a chance for members of the Founders Association Board of Directors — community supporters of the University — to meet the student beneficiaries of their philanthropy.
The Association funds about 50 merit- and need-based scholarships averaging about $1,000 each for new and continuing students. The money is generated by that year’s private donations to the Founders Association annual giving campaign.
Student speakers Christine Bekyir (a senior majoring in Democracy and Justice Studies) and Dominic Schuh (a junior in Accounting and Business Administration) addressed the gathering and expressed appreciation on behalf of the students. A number of parents of scholarship recipients attended the event, as well, and they, too, expressed gratitude informally to the Founders and University officials. Rob Cera, Founders president, spoke on behalf of the Association. He congratulated students on their success and also reminded the audience of the importance of “paying it forward.”
See also the video “Scholarship matters… Scholarships matter at UW-Green Bay.”