2020 Structured Finance Foundation Benefit in Support of Mentor Foundation USA

On January 17, Mentor joined the Structured Finance Foundation at their annual benefit dinner, to help raise scholarship funds to students in our programs. A big thank you to the Structured Finance Association and the Structured Finance Foundation for the support.

17 January 2020 | Living the Example

2020 Structured Finance Foundation Benefit

Last week, Structured Finance Foundation held its annual benefit dinner at the Plaza Hotel in NYC. ‘Youth Ambassadors’ Jeremy and Joshua Dawidowicz, twin brothers from Pasadena, Maryland who were each awarded the full $40,000 scholarship from the Structured Finance Foundation in 2019, shared with the audience how much the award has meant for their family, which includes three kids living on a single parent annual income of $30,000. Jeremy and Joshua both attend the University of Maryland where they are thriving and pursuing degrees in Financial Economics.

This event raised important funds for the scholarship program – helping those in need build a better future.

This scholarship is helping me further my dream of going to college and not have to worry about finances.

Jeremy Dawidowicz, 2019 Scholarship Recipient

Helping those in need build a better future

In 2017, we formed a partnership with the Structured Finance Foundation and Scholarship America to further educational opportunities for underserved youth. This partnership offers scholarship opportunities exclusively to students in our Career Mentoring or Youth Ambassador programs.

Since the formation of this partnership, in just three years, the Structured Finance Foundation has awarded 29 students from our programs nearly $900,000 in scholarships, with $500,000 already distributed. These life-changing scholarships are a wonderful example of organizations working together to make a bigger impact.

Our 2020 Scholarship recipients will be announced in May this year. Stay tuned!

About the Structured Finance Foundation

The Structured Finance Foundation is an affiliate of the Structured Finance Association, a member-based, trade industry group focused on improving and strengthening the broader structured finance and securitization market.

The Structured Finance Foundation seeks to support youth education, and will initially partner with Scholarship America and Mentor Foundation USA to develop and provide scholarship programs for the young people engaged in the Mentor Foundation’s programs. The Structured Finance Foundation will also connect scholarship winners to the significant network of the Structured Finance Association membership, which represents all sectors of the securitization market including issuers, investors, financial intermediaries, law firms, accounting firms, technology firms, rating agencies, servicers, and trustees.