Our CEO, Richard White, will be honored by the College of Mount Saint Vincent at its annual Scholarship Tribute Dinner on Wednesday, May 1st.
A remarkable part of the College’s scholarship initiative is the Mott Street Scholarship Program, which is very near to Rich’s heart. The program serves young people who have persisted through foster care or endured homelessness. Mount Saint Vincent believes these young people deserve to have a world of opportunity open to them—especially when you consider, as College President Charles L. Flynn points out, “the kind of courage and the deep understanding of self-worth that it takes for each of them to leave home, to go into the open void, rather than to endure abuse.” The Mott Street Scholarship covers tuition, year-round room and board, fees, books, a computer, and insurance. As with all students, the Mount also provides supplementary academic and counseling resources, along with fundamental tools needed for success. At Mount Saint Vincent, these young people are finally home.
The College’s mission states that education extends beyond knowledge, skills, and preparation for work: it seeks the development of the whole person; and to foster among students an understanding of our common humanity and a commitment to human dignity.
In light of this mission, it is easy to understand why the College has chosen to honor Rich, who embodies these values and demonstrates them through both civic leadership and the integrity he brings to his daily and professional interactions.
If you would like additional information about the College of Mount Saint Vincent and their Mott Street Program or if you would like to support this worthy cause, please visit: mountsaintvincent.edu/supportmott