We started the Leland Palomares Scholarship to remember our son.
In the spring of 2015, I was 5 months pregnant with our second child. We had just celebrated Miguel receiving his MBA graduation from Carnegie Mellon. In the middle of the night, we rushed to Magee-Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh. Our Son was born on May 23rd but did not make it.
Leland would be 8 years old this year.
In memory of Leland, we established a scholarship to benefit our local community high school students. Recipients are selected from the Fresno area high schools including Roosevelt, Sunnyside, McLane and Edison. Alumni recipients have attended colleges such as Fresno State, UC Davis, University of Michigan, Massachusetts College and many other accredited colleges and universities.
Our goal is to raise funds to provide scholarship and resources to students each fall. Many of these young graduates face many obstacles and are the first in their families to attend college. The funds will help cover costs for books, computers and other necessities in order to be successful.
Thank you for all those that are contributing. We are truly thankful for your kindness.
You can make a difference by donating to the Leland Palomares Foundation Inc.
Jacqueline is the founder of the organization; Providing strategic direction and executing on the vision, mission and priorities of the Foundation.
Miguel is a director of the organization; Providing recommendations, leading fundraising and marketing priorities of the Foundations.
Amelia is on the advisory board of the organization; Providing planning efforts for Awards Banquet and leading community outreach events.
We are excited to have open enrollment for our Board Advisory Positions which will help increase community awareness.
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