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Transformative Justice
Projects that need your help:

Dr. Celerstine Johnson Briggs Book Fund

For more than three decades, Dr. Celerstine Johnson was dedicated to enhancing educational opportunities for students, especially those underrepresented in higher education. The Dr. Celerstine Johnson Briggs Book Fund is open to full-time undergraduate students with any major and who are enrolled in good standing in one of the Trio Programs.

Goal: $2,500

Fund: Dr. Celerstine Briggs Johnson Book Fund (20474)

 

Honorable Michael B. Calvin Memorial Fellowship

The Honorable Michael B. Calvin Memorial Fellowship supports law students working locally in a low-paying or non-paying public interest job. It's a great opportunity for alumni to help deserving students complete their law degree.

Goal: $2,500

Fund: Honorable Michael B. Calvin Memorial Fellowship (29155)

 

Institute for Healing Justice and Equity

This institute, founded by a multidisciplinary group of SLU faculty, has the potential to transform SLU into the epicenter of equitable community building and knowledge curation related to healing from social injustice, trauma and oppression. It will utilize academic research, community practice, academic and public sector writing, teaching within and outside of the academy, community activism and policy development to curate, create, solidify and disseminate frameworks and practices for healing justice and equity.

Goal: $2,500

Fund: Institute for Healing Justice and Equity (11487)


Jonathan C. Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Jonathan Smith, Ph.D., a fierce advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion at Saint Louis University, this endowed scholarship supports SLU students who graduated from St. Louis area schools and demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. A preference will be given for underrepresented populations and demonstrated financial need.

Goal: $2,500

Fund: Jonathan C. Smith, Ph.D., Memorial Endowed Scholarship (38214)


John Berry Meachum Endowed Scholarship

The John Berry Meachum Endowed Scholarship provides access for economically disadvantaged students who need financial support to continue their studies at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

Goal: $2,500

Fund: John Berry Meachum Endowed Scholarship (31077)

 

Law School Clinic Fund

Gifts to this fund today will support SLU’s ongoing efforts to provide practical and experiential learning opportunities through the SLU LAW clinics. These include the Civil Advocacy Clinic, the Criminal Defense Clinic, the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic and the Human Rights at Home Litigation Clinic. Today, all gifts to the Law School Clinic Fund will be matched by generous alumna Christine Zinter (LAW '15), up to $500!

Goal: $5,000

Fund: Law School Clinic Fund (00063)

 

Norman White "For The Children" Fund

This fund, named after late criminology professor Norm White, Ph.D., helps to fund various programs aimed at slowing the school-to-prison pipeline. The most notable of those programs are SLU's Overground Railroad to Literacy Project and Shut It Down: Closing the School to Prison Pipeline. The Overground Railroad to Literacy is a tutoring and volunteer training program that connects SLU students with students in schools throughout North St. Louis as tutors and mentors. Shut It Down provides racial equity and implicit bias education for teachers so that they are better able to work with students who have experienced trauma or severe stress in their lives outside of the classroom.

Goal: $2,500

Fund: Norman White "For The Children" Fund (11417)

 

Occupational Therapy Re-entry Program

Occupational Therapy Transition and Integration Services (OTTIS) addresses the existing challenges of mass incarceration and employment in order to aid individuals in their transition after incarceration. The program facilitates the development of healthy habits, roles and routines in daily activities to promote increased opportunities for personal, educational and vocational engagement. Its mission is to provide transformational experiences to facilitate supportive transitions and lifelong community integration.

Goal: $2,500

Fund: Occupational Therapy Re-entry Program (11424)

 

Pioneers of Inclusion Scholarship

The Pioneers of Inclusion Endowed Scholarship recognizes the strength and courage of the men and women who became the first Black students at the University in 1944. It honors their legacy by supporting high-achieving, first-generation college students from historically underrepresented populations in U.S. higher education.

Goal: $2,500

Fund: Pioneers of Inclusion Scholarship (37939)

 

SLU Prison Education Program

The Prison Education Program at Saint Louis University is a Jesuit-inspired initiative that provides access to high-quality liberal arts education for people who are incarcerated and prison staff. For SLU Giving Day, the program is asking for funding toward the Bridge Scholarship. This scholarship fund benefits full-time or part-time undergraduate students who have completed an Associates of Arts degree through the Prison Education Program and are now pursuing a bachelor’s degree in any area of study. The student must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. Today’s $2,500 goal would cover tuition, fees and books for one course toward a bachelor’s degree.

Goal: $2,500

Fund: Bridge Scholarship (29237)

 

Transformative Workforce Academy

Transformative Workforce Academy (TWA) is a Saint Louis University program that seeks to address the barriers justice-involved job-seekers encounter in finding and retaining employment, as well as provide information, resources and support for companies interested in second-chance employment. Funding raised today will go toward the Spring Second Chance Job Fair.

Goal: $2,500

Fund: Transformative Workforce Academy (11423)


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$100,000
Overall Challenge Gift
In honor of SLU Giving Day, esteemed alumnus Rudi Roeslein (IT ’71) has graciously agreed to give $100,000 to Saint Louis University once we reach 500 donors today. “I am so privileged and honored to help these young adults, who are the future leaders of our country,” Roeslein said.
500 / 500 Donors
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$3,800
McCulla Bridge Fund Challenge
The Summer Science Research Program for High School Students provides an immersive research experience for high school students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. In this program, students work with faculty mentors on summer research projects and take part in career readiness activities. Today, once 10 gifts are made to the McCulla Bridge fund, an additional $1,200 will be unlocked by generous faculty member Ryan McCulla. Once 20 gifts have been made, an additional $3,800 will be unlocked from generous alumnus Kyle Howerton. (AS '08).
20 / 20 Gifts
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Law School Clinic Fund
Gifts to this fund today will support our ongoing efforts to provide practical and experiential learning opportunities through the SLU LAW clinics. These include the Civil Advocacy Clinic, the Criminal Defense Clinic, the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic and the Human Rights at Home Litigation Clinic. Today, all gifts to Law School Clinic Fund will be matched by generous alumna Christine Zinter (LAW '15), up to $500!
$500 MATCHED
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