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The Stanli K. Becker Memorial Scholarship
Stanli K. Becker (pictured) was the dynamic director of Tri-C’s Office of Youth Development who suddenly passed away in 1993. Her family and friends created the Stanli K. Becker Memorial Scholarship to carry on her commitment to education.
Daughter Monti Becker Kelly has captured the attention of the Oprah Winfrey media empire, bringing new focus to her mother’s work and scholarship at Tri-C.
Monti’s profile on OWN – Oprah.com – is part of a series celebrating thriving Black women and their impact on their communities. Monti’s family and her experiences growing up in Greater Cleveland have shaped her own advocacy and community involvement. Her mother’s groundbreaking work at Tri-C is prominent in Monti’s story.
Stanli is best remembered for the Jesse Owens Youth Development Program, a dynamic experiential series designed to encourage young people to pursue a college education. The Stanli K. Becker Memorial Scholarship continues to benefit young residents of Greater Cleveland who aspire to achieve an education today.
“My parents instilled in me a profound drive to excel and help others. I immersed myself in my parents' causes at the age of 13, including working in the Jesse Owens Youth Development Program,” Monti said. “I will never give up on paving a path for all women in society—especially black women—and will seek out ways to continue to make a difference and open doors for my sisters.”
Read Monti’s “Real Delilah” journey here.
Support students with a gift to the Stanli K. Becker Memorial Scholarship here.Donate Online
Honoring the legacy of Jeffrey Tuma
Tri-C Foundation is grateful for gifts in memory of Jeffrey Tuma. His tremendous legacy exemplified service and commitment as a mentor and leader to Tri-C students, faculty, the College, and the Greater Cleveland community.
For nearly 30 years, Jeff positively impacted the lives of students by inspiring a love for the study of logic, critical thinking, and ethics as a tenured assistant professor of philosophy at Tri-C. He championed the humanities working with our Mandel Scholars program, served as president of Tri-C's American Association of University Professors chapter, helped lead the College's Robert L. Lewis Academy of Scholars, and lent his experience and expertise to many Collegewide academic and mentoring initiatives. Gifts in his memory will support the Jeffrey Tuma Student Emergency Fund.
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Tri-C is a driving force for the economic prosperity and future of our region. Your support for student success through the Tri-C Foundation is an investment toward a thriving Northeast Ohio now and for years to come.
Did you know.... 49% of Tri-C’s student population is eligible for the Pell Grant, indicating high economic need. Even through Cuyahoga Community College is the most affordable institution in the state of Ohio, without scholarship support, many students would not be able to afford the cost of tuition.
Students earning degrees and credentials from Tri-C can move themselves and their families from poverty to prosperity.
Office of Resource Development & Tri-C Foundation
Cuyahoga Community College Foundation is a separate 501 c(3) organization established in 1973. The mission of the Tri-C Foundation is to provide resources for advancing student success at Cuyahoga Community College and to transform the lives of those Tri-C serves. The vision is to ensure Tri-C has the resources needed to help every student learn, thrive and succeed and to create a prosperous community for all.View our Staff & Board of Directors