Tri-C Foundation Presidential Scholarship Luncheon Raises $1.100万年
MLB legend, business mogul Alex Rodriguez headlines event to benefit students
棒球传奇人物, World Series champion and CEO Alex Rodriguez shared stories of perseverance as he helped the Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®)基金会 raise funds for students during its Presidential Scholarship Luncheon.
The Foundation’s 2023 Presidential Scholarship Luncheon raised $1.1 million in critical funds to help Tri-C students in need achieve their academic goals.
The luncheon, presented by PNC Bank, took place Sept. 27 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel on 公共广场. Rodriguez served as keynote speaker.
自1992年成立以来, the Presidential Scholarship Luncheon has raised more than $24 million to help students with financial needs pursue higher education.
“The Presidential Scholarship Luncheon is a terrific opportunity for all of us to help students reach for the stars and provide a stronger foundation for the region’s future,帕特·帕斯托雷说, PNC regional president for Cleveland and chairperson of the Tri-C Foundation. “We are grateful for our supporters who invest in Tri-C students and provide access to transformative education opportunities.”
Tri-C President Emeritus Jerry Sue Thornton, whose foresight and dedication to student success set the stage for the Presidential Scholarship Luncheon, was honored at the event and was presented the inaugural Presidential Legacy Award. The award commemorates the 60th anniversary of the College and the 50th anniversary of the Tri-C Foundation. The Presidential Scholarship Luncheon stemmed from Thornton’s desire to raise scholarship funds as part of her inauguration festivities.
“Dr. Thornton’s foresight and dedication to student scholarships paved the way for the success of the Presidential Scholarship Luncheon,迈克尔·A说. 我是trc总裁巴斯顿. “This event has become the cornerstone of our efforts to expand the resources available to Tri-C students.”
Rodriguez is the latest in a list of distinguished speakers headlining the event, joining fellow athletes Bill Walton (2019), Earvin “Magic” Johnson (2015) and Hank Aaron (1997). 过去的你.S. 乔治·W·布什. Bush (2014) and Bill Clinton (2013), and entertainers Oprah Winfrey (2002), and Harry Belafonte (1996) have also headlined.
Rodriguez is best known for his accolades as a 14-time MLB All-Star and winning the 2009 World Series with the New York Yankees. During his 25-year playing career, he hit 696 home runs and more grand slams than any other MLB player in history.
He is the chair and CEO of A-Rod Corp, a broad-based investment firm that provides capital for world-class startups and partners in the real estate, 健康和福利, 技术, and sports and entertainment industries.
In 2021, Rodriguez joined the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx ownership group. He is also an Emmy Award-winning MLB analyst for Fox Sports and ESPN, has been an investor on ABC’s 鲨鱼坦克, mentored financially distressed ex-athletes on CNBC’s 回到游戏中 和主持人 的公司 podcast with Dan Katz of Barstool Sports.
The event’s co-chair sponsors included AT&T, 品味卓越, Brewer-Garrett, 整合解决方案, Cuyahoga County Workforce Funders Group, 史蒂夫和达纳·德米特里欧, 山姆·J. Frankino Foundation, Keene, Inc., The Lerner Foundation, Medical Mutual, Minutemen Family of Companies, and Thompson Hine LLP.
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