Named after Nancy Rupp, the wife of President Emeritus George Rupp and an exemplary CCS board member, the CCS Nancy Rupp Community Scholarship was designed to help CCS nonprofit professionals with class instruction and training provided by the Columbia Business School. The Scholarship Fund, created in 2002, provided a new avenue of support for the community. Since the first award, CCS has distributed over $60,000 in scholarships to 25 agency representatives to give them an opportunity to participate (free of charge) in the Developing Leaders Program for Nonprofit Professionals at the Columbia Business School. This year, three candidates were selected to participate: Matthew Bull from Corpus Christi School, Thomas Perry from Cathedral Community Cares, and Chris Pellettieri from Pellettieri Stone Carvers’ Academy, seen here with their instructor, Professor Michel Tuan Pham.
This article was originally published in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of The Columbia Newsletter, which is available for download.