College adds scholarship

first_imgSaint Mary’s students will have the opportunity to add to their financial aid package with a new scholarship funded by the Hearst Foundation. The Hearst Foundation, founded by William Randolph Hearst, has donated $60,000 to Saint Mary’s College to benefit students who are academically talented, but also economically disadvantaged. Students who are members of an underrepresented minority will have priority, according to a College press release. “We anticipate the average award per student to be $2,500 each year, which will be added on top of their current financial aid package,” director of financial aid Kathleen Brown said. The Class of 2014 is the first class of students to receive the Hearst scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year. “We anticipate that 12 students overall will receive this award,” Brown said Scholarships will be given the student’s junior year and renewed for senior year.  Students must be US citizens, eligible for the Federal Pell Grant Program and ideally majoring in science, math or engineering, according to Brown said. The process of determining this year’s Hearst Scholars is currently being finalized, she said. “The hope is that this scholarship will help students to graduate with less debt,” Brown said. Brown said this scholarship is part of an ongoing goal of providing more aid to eligible students. “Part of [President Carol Ann Mooney’s] last strategic plan was that we provide aid to 100 percent of Pell-eligible students,” Brown said. Emphasis for Hearst Scholar candidates is also put on students of an underrepresented minority, the press release stated. Minorities represented 13.5 percent of total students at Saint Mary’s during the 2011-12 school year, according to Saint Mary’s Institutional Research. Underrepresented minorities currently present at Saint Mary’s include African American, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic and Native Hawaiian. The Hearst Foundation has a strong tie to students with culturally diverse backgrounds.  Their mission is to identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives, according to the Hearst Foundation. Making a Saint Mary’s education affordable to girls with different educational and ethnic backgrounds has also long been a mission of Saint Mary’s, according to the College website. Contact Caroline Rech at crech01@saintmarys.edulast_img read more

Pension fund for Dutch architects transfers property into Achmea funds

first_imgThe scheme transferred its stake in a retail centre with parking garage to Achmea’s Dutch Retail Property Fund.According to Van Vledder, the Pensioenfonds voor de Architectenbureaus will receive preference shares in the investment funds. He added that it concluded a three-year contract with the asset manager.The chairman of the investment committee said the pension fund wanted to reduce the “relatively large” proportion of direct real estate in its 8% property allocation.Previously, it placed 40% of its property holdings in the two Syntrus Achmea funds, including several retail objects.Van Vledder said the architects’ scheme planned to divest the three remaining office assets with a combined value of €20m in its discretionary property portfolio.He added, however, that the Pensioenfonds voor Architectenbureaus was still keen to increase its holdings in residential property, as the prospects for direct and indirect returns in this segment were improving.The scheme’s overall returns on real estate have been flat over the last two years.Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance said its Residential Fund managed €670m in assets, its Retail Property Fund €600m. The €4bn pension fund for architects’ staff in the Netherlands has placed €95m of its discretionary property holdings in Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance funds to reduce the complexity of its portfolio and increase the liquidity of its assets. Roeland van Vledder, chairman of the scheme’s investment committee, said: “Moreover, this allows us to improve control and spread our risks.”He made clear the main aim was not to increase results, “as the stake in the investment funds would generate comparable returns”.He said the pension fund placed 14 residential housing objects and a retail asset – valued at €85m in total – in Achmea’s Dutch Residential Fund.last_img read more

Carson Wentz raises $500,000 at 2nd annual charity softball game

first_imgThe AO1 Foundation benefits three ministries, Haiti Sports Complex, Outdoor Ministry and Thy Kingdom Crumb and the funds raised will benefit the foundation’s mission to “uplift individuals and communities around the world by demonstrating God’s love for His people.” The participants were separated into two teams, Team Offense and Team Defense. Team Offense consisted of Carson Wentz, Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Zach Ertz, Corey Clement, DeSean Jackson, Wendell Smallwood, Nate Sudfeld, Jordan Howard, Jason Kelce, Richard Rodgers, Stefen Wisniewski, Miles Sanders, JJ. Arcega-Whiteside, Dallas Goedert, Nelson Agholor, Jordan Mailata, and Lane Johnson. Rodney McLeod, Sidney Jones, Avonte Maddox, Brandon Graham, Vinny Curry, Nathan Gerry, Rasul Douglas, Jake Elliott, L.J. Fort, Cre’Von LeBlanc, Malik Jackson, Kamu Grugier-Hill, Cameron Johnston and Rick Lovato made up Team Defense. The players seemed to have a great time trading in their shoulder pads and helmets for baseball gloves and bats.  Jason Kelce wore a black crop top, Richard Rodgers won the home run derby and Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert and Richard Rodgers hit back-to-back-to-back home runs to win the game for Team Offense in walk-off fashion. “It was too restricting. I needed more freedom.”#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/JoDeuJDjpr— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) June 1, 2019Richard Rodgers nearly hit the upper deck a few times during the home run derby at the @AO1Foundation Softball Game 👀 pic.twitter.com/7ZDPBNv928— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) May 31, 2019SHOT CALLED.@ZERTZ_86 @goedert33 & RICHARD RODGERS WITH BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK HOMERUNS TO WALK IT OFF FOR TEAM OFFENSE #AO1LeaveYourMark pic.twitter.com/Z0yZghC80o— AO1 Foundation (@AO1Foundation) June 1, 2019On June 3, Wentz announced that he will be hosting a second charity softball game on June 26. He will return to his alma mater, North Dakota State University, for a home run derby and a seven-inning softball game with members of the NDSU football team. The rosters have not been released yet. In the two years of hosting this event, Wentz has raised $1.35 million for community service. On May 31, 29 Philadelphia Eagles players and 15,000 fans came out to Citizens Bank Park for a home run derby and softball game to benefit The Carson Wentz AO1 Foundation. Wentz, with the help of his Philadelphia Eagles teammates, raised $500,000 at his 2nd annual AO1 Foundation Charity Softball Game. last_img read more