My dear alumni,
Many of you may have recently read about the Richard M. Brandt Global Village Endowed Scholarship Fund which has been established by four of your fellow GV alumni (Ylber Dauti-GV 1999, Albania; Giulliano Lopresti-GV 2000, Mexico; Mohammed Al-Thani-GV 2002 , United Arab Emirates; and Mehul Thakur-GV 2008, India and our friend and longtime supporter of Global Village, Charlie Zeynel). Over the years, many of you, grateful for your GV experience, have personally helped to fund the participation of individual Global Villagers from your respective countries.

It has long been a dream to formalize this process and create a sustainable source of external scholarship funds for qualified Global Village candidates who do not have sufficient personal financial means to accept the invitation to join the Global Village. However, in order to establish an endowed fund, a significant minimum initial gift was required.

Now, thanks to these five generous and dedicated members of our GV family, that dream has been realized. The threshold donation amount has been satisfied and now donations, in ANY AMOUNT, may be made directly to this fund. Please consider making a gift today, in whatever amount you can afford. Together, we can grow this scholarship fund to ensure that all qualified Global Village candidates will have the opportunity to represent their countries and further enrich our GV Network, their communities, their countries, and our world.

It has long been a dream to formalize this process and create a sustainable source of external scholarship funds for qualified Global Village candidates who do not have sufficient personal financial means to accept the invitation to join the Global Village.

Gifts should be directed to the Richard M. Brandt Global Village Endowed Scholarship Fund. You can either send a check or money order, wire funds, or make a donation via credit card. Please visit the Lehigh University website via the link below and make your first donation right now while you are thinking of it. The future of the Global Village is in your hands; help us to ensure the continued quality and diversity of our amazing GV family. https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1127/interior-hybrid.aspx?sid=1127&gid=1&pgid=5310&cid=9528

If donating via credit card, do so through this website. Choose “Areas of Your Choice” and enter “Richard M. Brandt Endowed Scholarship Fund” in the Comments section. If you are sending a check, please make it payable to Lehigh University and send it to us at the Iacocca Institute. If you are wiring funds, you will need the following information:

Wells Fargo Bank
1 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
Account Name: Lehigh University
Account Number: 2100012444293
Swift Number: WFBIUS6S
CHIPS Participant Number: 0407

In the case of wiring funds, please be sure to let me know how much you will be wiring so that I can alert the Lehigh University Treasurer’s Office.