The generous $10,000 match to the Student Emergency Fund by Dean Ray Braun '80 and Dr. Theresa Popp Braun '80, '85', '16 has successfully been met!
$3,800 in new commitments is still needed to match Dr. Theresa Popp Braun’s $5,000 challenge to donors to support the Firelands Emergency Aid for Students Fund, in remembrance of the pride and passion George Mylander ’58, ’70, ’03 (Hon.) had for Firelands students, public education and the local community by making a gift to the Firelands.
Since March 18, $239,117.98 has been awarded to students facing unforeseen financial challenges due to COVID-19, thanks to the generous supporters of the Student Emergency Fund and the Firelands Emergency Aid for Students Fund. To date, 667 students have received emergency aid for rent, food or to maintain internet access for their academic courses. Thank you for your generous support of these efforts!
Although the CARES Act provides funding to many BGSU students to address these needs, some do not qualify for CARES Act funds and will rely on emergency support contributions from donors to achieve their goals of a college education.
As summer session begins, the need for these student financial challenges continues. Currently more than 130 students who are not eligible to receive CARES Act funding are also not able to receive support from the Student Emergency Fund because all contributions have been distributed. Please consider making an additional gift, or encouraging support from your Falcon network to help our students stay on track to graduate.
Thank you for your consideration of a contribution to support BGSU students in need.