Tri-C Foundation Holds 2021 Presidential Scholarship Luncheon
The Right Honourable Theresa May headlined May 13 virtual event
The Right Honourable Theresa May, former prime minister of the United Kingdom, reflected on the challenges and rewards of leadership, as she helped the Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) Foundation raise scholarship funds for students during its Presidential Scholarship Luncheon.
The Foundation’s 2021 Presidential Scholarship Luncheon raised critical funds to help Tri-C students with financial needs pursue higher education and achieve their academic goals.
May served as keynote speaker at the event, which took place virtually Thursday, May 13.
Dollars generated at the event create scholarships that turn students into graduates and dreams into success stories. Money raised at this year’s event will benefit students pursuing careers as first responders.
Since its inception in 1992, the Foundation’s Presidential Scholarship Luncheon has raised nearly $22 million for Tri-C students.
“Lives change from these scholarships and the generosity of Foundation donors,” said Louis G. Joseph, chairperson of the Tri-C Foundation. “Now more than ever, given the impact of COVID-19, we need to provide opportunities to achieve. This is an investment in our community’s future.”
May adds to the list of distinguished diplomats to headline the luncheon, joining another former British prime minister — The Right Honourable Tony Blair — and U.S. Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
In the virtual discussion, May offered unique insights about the intersection of politics, technology and business at a time of profound global change.
May served as British prime minister and leader of the Conservative Party from 2016 to 2019. She was the second woman to ascend to the premiership, following Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990).
Pat Pastore, PNC regional president of Cleveland and a director on the Tri-C Foundation board since 2019, moderated the discussion with May. PNC Bank served as presenting sponsor of the virtual event.
Event co-chair sponsors included AT&T, Barnes & Noble College, The Brewer-Garrett Company, Consolidated Solutions, Medical Mutual of Ohio and Pepsi Beverages Company.
May 17, 2021
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