Sustaining Tomorrow's Leaders

Eckerd students need alumni, parents and friends of the College now more than ever.

As we move forward in these challenging economic times, Eckerd College seeks to raise funds for the newly created Sustaining Tomorrow's Leaders, a program to ensure that students suffering sudden economic hardship can receive the scholarship assistance they need to continue their Eckerd educations. Not only do students suffer when they must transfer or suspend their studies, but Eckerd also feels the loss both financially and in the makeup of its caring community.

Despite strong management of Eckerd's investment portfolio, careful planning and rigorous oversight of operating funds, some scholarships and programs established in recent years have been impacted negatively by today's financial environment. All gifts made to Sustaining Tomorrow's Leaders will support those students and programs in greatest need.

To contribute to this effort, please be sure to indicate "Sustaining Tomorrow's Leaders" in the Additional Comments section on the payment page. Every gift counts, and your contribution will help students by funding a scholarship or program in need.

Ann Rascoe, a member of ASPEC, and John Celestin (freshman), a scholarship recipient, at the 2009 Scholarship Appreciation LuncheonJohn Celestin, freshman

"The contribution you made to my education has helped bring stability to my current situation and tears to my mother's eyes. The future is uncertain, but thanks to your contribution, I know the here and now are a great foundation to build on."

Photo: Ann Rascoe, a member of ASPEC, and John Celestin (freshman), a scholarship recipient, at the 2009 Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon

Read John's presentation from the 2009 Scholarship and Internship Appreciation Luncheon


Ariel Panjwani (sophomore) with two children at a YMCA in the Bahamas. Ariel participated in a service learning trip to the island nation in early 2009Ariel Panjwani, sophomore

"[When] we received a letter saying I had received a donation from you, it was a great relief; I would be very disappointed if I had to leave Eckerd. ... Your donation has helped make it easier for me to continue to attend Eckerd, and for that, I thank you so much!"

Photo: Ariel Panjwani (sophomore) with two children at a YMCA in the Bahamas. Ariel participated in a service learning trip to the island nation in early 2009.