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De La Salle Celebrates Giving Tuesday
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 is #GivingTuesday, a day recognized by organizations globally to encourage philanthropic giving during the holiday season De La Salle High School is proud to be part of.
For #GivingTuesday this year, De La Salle is focusing efforts to raise awareness and funds for a program near and dear to our hearts - the Bishop John S. Cummins Scholarship Program.
De La Salle’s mission is to “serve and embrace students with varied academic needs and diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.” For a population of our student body, the economic need is great. Some students don’t have the money to purchase a meal, a BART or bus ticket, clothes for Liturgy or even a ticket to the dance, let alone pay tuition. Some come from homes torn by drugs or parents facing unemployment, they may be bouncing from one home to the next or have even experienced homelessness. At De La Salle you might think that our families are immune to these challenges, but you would be surprised. To our Bishop Cummins Scholars, these challenges are a reality.
The Bishop John S. Cummins Scholarship Program was created to help students who may face some of these challenges. More than 60 Bishop Cummins Scholars are a part of this program. All come from families whose income falls below the federal poverty level. Our Bishop Cummins Scholars are an integral part of our De La Salle community, participating in co-curricular activities and collectively maintaining a 3.0 GPA – De La Salle would not be De La Salle, nor serving our Mission to educate the poor without these students. These students are the true embodiment of what it means to be a Spartan, proving themselves everyday through their dedication, love, and sacrifice in efforts to receive a De La Salle education.
Currently, it costs more than $20,000 per school year to provide the tools and financial resources to a Bishop Cummins Scholar. You can help provide the same educational opportunity to a Bishop Cummins Scholar that all students experience regardless of their financial means. These students know that they are only able to attend De La Salle through the generosity of donors like you.
Our goal on #GivingTuesday is to raise $40,000 to provide financial resources for two Bishop Cummins Scholars this school year. Will you join this effort? Your support in any capacity is greatly appreciated and will help students in the Bishop Cummins Program this school year.
Will you join us in making a difference in a student’s life?
Donate today and designate your gift to the Bishop John S. Cummins Scholarship Program.