by Brian Kleeman, College of DuPage
During the recent 2023 Scholarship Celebration, College of DuPage President Dr. Brian Caputo praised the COD Foundation for its work in helping students.
“The worst thing that can happen is for someone to abandon their dreams,” he said. “This is why the College of DuPage Foundation is so important. It is a well-established and well-connected organization that tirelessly works on behalf of our students. By helping donors believe in our students’ dreams, the Foundation rallies the community to see the future and the impact our students will make on it.”
This year, the College of DuPage Foundation awarded 366 scholarships totaling more than $472,600, with 628 donors supporting scholarships. The annual breakfast event brought together more than 200 people, many of whom were either scholarship donors or recipients, to celebrate student success and share their stories.