The Friends of Human Relations is committed to to continuing to growing the number of students we support with Jim McEntee Legacy Scholarships. We offer scholarships each year to students transferring from a community college to a four year school as well as to previous scholarship recipients. . (While one-third of UC graduates and more than half of CSU graduates begin at community colleges, only 1% of financial aid for higher education is directed toward community college students.” SJMN 1-31-17, p B3) .
The Scholarship program was started in 2007, when we awarded one $1,000 scholarship. In 2012, we initiated what has become an annual Scholarship Fundraiser at MACLA and, thanks to our generous donors, the number of scholarship we provide has grown steadily. In 2017 we provided seventeen (17) $2,000 scholarships.
2017 Scholarship Fundraiser
Ann McEntee and the Friends of Human Relations were joined by supporters on April 21, 2017 at our sixth annual Jim McEntee Scholarship Fundraiser and Celebration. Special guest speakers included Father Jon Pedigo, Chair, Interfaith Council on Economics and Justice and Assemblymember Ash Kaira, District 27. Guests enjoyed appetizers and desserts provided by Casa Vicky, music by Brian Ho, well known jazz organist in the Bay Area, and a preview of the very best of contemporary Latino art from MACLA’s 19th Annual Auction on display in the gallery. Click here for event photos.
We are very grateful to the outstanding community leaders who are generous donors and who served on the Honorary Committee for this year’s event: Carmen & Alcario Castellano, Hon. Cindy Chavez, Hon. Kansen Chu, Judge La Doris Cordell (Ret.), Hon. Dave Cortese & Hon. Pattie Cortese, Adam & Laura Escoto, Mary Ellen & Michael Fox, Carol Garvey, Bishop Patrick McGrath, Steve Preminger, Wiggsy Sivertsen & Hon. Susie Wilson.
Scholarship Fundraiser History
For photos from our annual fundraiser and the annual event program acknowledging the generosity of our donors, see below: