The holiday season is a time to reflect on our lives and support those close to us. It is also a time when many wonderful gifts are exchanged. This December, donors who wish to remain anonymous, exemplified the adage that “it is better to give than to receive” with a year-end leadership gift to the CSI Foundation to endow a full-tuition scholarship to support either a full- or part-time CSI student pursuing a degree in Nursing.
Inspired by the recently produced “Raising Scholarships, Transforming Lives” video that debuted at December’s Celestial Ball, the donors established the scholarship endowment, entitled “Pennies from Heaven,” to honor the memories of loved ones and provide an exceptional Nursing education to a well-deserving student each year. The restricted scholarship will help a single parent with fulfilling his or her dream of entering into the health care profession and bettering society.
When the donor learned that it would take a year for sufficient interest to accrue in order to award the inaugural scholarship reward, another generous gift of $5,000 was offered to benefit a student immediately.
“This is an extraordinary gift to our students, and a testament to the quality of a CSI education,” said Barbara Eshoo, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs at CSI. “We are extremely grateful for the donors’ generosity, especially during these challenging economic times. It is important to note that gifts to the CSI Foundation of all amounts greatly benefit the College and our students by transforming lives and changing the world.”