Franco Patino Memorial Endowed Fund

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About

The Project 

Family and friends of Franco Patino are partnering with the University of Dayton to raise funds for Multi-Ethnic students who embody Franco’s passion and determination in achieving academic excellence at UD. 

Franco Patino lived life to the fullest and always did his best to help others and create a safe space for Multi-Ethnic students at UD. Franco embodied true leadership and service. Franco, through his actions and how he lived, valued every person he came in contact with, platformed students in their leadership and worked hard to create a sense of belonging for students who often feel marginalized at UD. This memorial scholarship will not only honor Franco’s efforts, but also continue his legacy by positively impacting students who embody leadership and service. 

Who We Are 

We are the family and friends of Franco Patino, in partnership with UD’s Division of Student Development, the Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center (MEC), members of Alpha Psi Lambda's Alpha Nu chapter and members of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). 

The Impact 

Our goal is to reach $20,000 in funds raised in order to establish a current-use scholarship in memory of Franco. This scholarship will impact Multi-Ethnic students majoring in engineering at UD, with first consideration given to a student involved in either the Alpha Nu Chapter of Alpha Psi Lambda National Inc., or UD’s Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). Selected students will possess many of the strong leadership and service traits personified by Franco, through how he lived and how he loved! 

If this fundraising initiative raises $50,000 or more by June 30, 2022, then the funds will be used to create an endowed scholarship which will live in perpetuity. If less than $20,000 is raised then the funds will support UD’s Multi-Ethic Education and Engagement Center (MEC). MEC supports the achievement of multi-ethnic students at UD by providing resources and programming including experiential and professional opportunities. 

What Your Gifts Will Do 

Your gifts will provide us the opportunity to make a UD education more affordable for talented Multi-Ethnic students who embody Franco's passion and determination in achieving academic excellence. All gifts make a difference, so please consider giving what you are able!  

Share this Message 

Your support will greatly impact Multi-Ethnic students here at UD. Please share this page with your networks - friends, family, co-workers, fellow students, alumni, etc. and encourage them to give in memory of Franco. Be sure to tag us in any social media posts so we can share, too! 

Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center (MEC): @mec_ud

Alpha Nu Chapter of Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc.: @ud_alphapsilambda

Thanks for Your Support!

Updates
WE DID IT!

WOW! WE DID IT! As of yesterday afternoon, we have exceeded our $20,000 fundraising goal, meaning we're able to establish a current-use scholarship in Franco Patino's memory.

We are so grateful for every donation, share of this page and communication sent on your part to help us get to this point. This was truly a community effort and we are overjoyed know the impact these gifts will have on the Flyer community. 

We still have about two days left to raise additional dollars, getting us even closer to our stretch goal of $50,000. If we are able to raise $50,000 or more, we can endow a scholarship in Franco's memory. That means the scholarship will live on to impact more and more Flyers as time goes on.

To help us stretch ourselves to the $50,000 finish line, share this page with your networks, encouraging those you know to make a gift. 

Thank you for your continued support and for keeping Franco's memory alive within the University of Dayton community. 

96 days ago by Emily Gamble
One Week Left!

Hey there, Flyer fam! 

We have just ONE WEEK before our campaign ends.

Since the last update, we've raised an additional $2,000, bringing us to (almost!) 80% of our fundraising goal.

In order to establish a current use scholarship in Franco's memory we have to reach our $20,000 goal. We can't hit our goal without your support! 

Here are a few ways you can support this campaign before it closes at the end of the day on February 10:

- Make a gift: If you've not yet made a gift, now is a great time to do so!

- Consider creating a matching or challenge gift, incentivizing others to give. This takes just a few short minutes to set up!

- Share the campaign: You can sign up as an advocate and track the impact of your sharing, or, you can simply copy/paste the page link into your social media posts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn), emails to your close friends and family or even text messages. Be sure to tag us on social media:

Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center (MEC): @mec_ud

Alpha Nu Chapter of Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc.: @ud_alphapsilambda

Thank you so much for your support to date. Let's make this last week of the campaign a success! 

Go Flyers! 

101 days ago by Emily Gamble
16 Days to Go!

Hi everyone,

Today marks the halfway point in our 30-day campaign and we are so excited to see the results so far! As of this morning, we have raised $13,893 towards our $20,000 fundraising goal. Thank you for your support! 

As a reminder, $20,000 in funds raised will allow us to establish a current-use scholarship in memory of Franco. The scholarship would impact Multi-Ethnic students majoring in engineering at UD, with first consideration given to a student involved in either the Alpha Nu Chapter of Alpha Psi Lambda National Inc., or UD’s Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). 

We can't meet our $20,000 without your support. Please share this fundraising page with your networks through email, social media, text message, etc. This is super easy to do! 

At the top of the fundraising page, to the right of our video, click the "copy to share" button and paste this into messages to your friends and family. It only takes a minute, but the impact is HUGE!

Thank you all for the love and support as we remember our brother, Franco Patino. 

110 days ago by Emily Gamble
Featured on WHIO!

Good afternoon Flyer Nation,

We're just a few days into our online campaign to raise money towards the Franco Patino Memorial Endowed Fund for Leadership & Service...Wow! We are truly grateful for your support so far! 

Yesterday, WHIO, a local news station, shared the story of Franco's passing and highlighting our fundraising efforts. This exposure will help us in spreading the word about how special Franco was and how we hope to honor his memory through the establishment of this fund. 

We ask that you please share the link to the story with those you know via email, text, social media, etc. Sharing the link to the story and this page will help us get the word out so others can provide fundraising support. 

We could not have made it to this point without your generosity. Thank you for honoring Franco's legacy at UD. 

122 days ago by Emily Gamble

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