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Rev. Gerald F. Cavanagh, S.J. Endowed Scholarship

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Project ended on December 31, at 11:55 PM EST
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Rev. Gerald F. Cavanagh, S.J. Endowed Scholarship

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“I had Father Cavanagh as a grad student, I found him to be an extraordinary teacher and an expert in business ethics. His teachings had a profound impact on my life and how I've managed my business.”

Those are the reasons why a donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has created the Rev. Gerald F. Cavanagh, S.J., Endowed Scholarship Challenge. This generous donor will match all contributions made to the endowed scholarship named for the beloved professor up to $100,000. Donations must be received by Dec. 31, 2018.

Fr. Cavanagh, who has been with the University since 1980, is a recognized founder of the field of business ethics. He is the Charles T. Fisher III Chair of Business Ethics at Detroit Mercy and has been instrumental in promoting the integration of social responsibility throughout the business curriculum at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He has long been a forceful advocate of service learning, insisting that all students provide service directly to those who need it, and then reflect upon their experiences.

The Rev. Gerald F. Cavanagh, S.J., Endowed Scholarship was established several years ago to provide support to undergraduate business majors who engage in the most meaningful service learning experiences.

“This scholarship is so important,” the donor said. “It not only honors Father Cavanagh's legacy, it has a direct and positive impact on students in the College of Business Administration who best represent his example, and it strengthens the College's tradition of an excellent Catholic business education.”

If you wish to send a check, please make your check payable to University of Detroit Mercy, write Fr. Cavanagh Scholarship on the memo line, and mail it to:

University of Detroit Mercy, Office of University Advancement, 4001 W. McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221