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Project ended on October 14, at 05:00 PM EDT
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Emory | Goizueta Business School  

Campaign Mission

Our mission is to honor the life of Daniel DeSevo 97C by supporting future DeSevo scholars. Daniel touched many lives before his death in 2000. He was kind, compassionate, funny, smart, and brave. Family and friends at Emory chose to honor Daniel’s memory with a scholarship fund for Emory's Goizueta Business School.

The Daniel DeSevo ’97 Memorial Scholarship Endowment supports two scholars every academic year—one junior and one senior. By supporting our campaign, you can help increase the annual amount awarded to each student.      

About the Daniel DeSevo ’97 Memorial Scholarship Endowment

When Daniel DeSevo 97C was a student at Emory University, he had no idea his life would be cut short by a devastating battle with leukemia. Daniel’s friends describe him as a scholar, athlete, and adventurer. He embodied all the qualities of a leader and constantly inspired those around him.

Daniel was a star student, president of Alpha Epsilon Pi, and a world traveler who had visited 20 different countries. We all have a friend like Daniel in our lives, a self-sacrificing trailblazer who is destined for great achievements in the realm of business and community.

The purpose of the Daniel DeSevo ’97 Scholarship Endowment is to support future leaders.     

Past scholarship recipients include:

  • Michael Furlong 13B — A former New York bond trader turned entrepreneur who founded StratiFi, a financial technology company based out of San Francisco
  • Hyde Kwan 14B — International business analyst at PTT Global Chemical in Bangkok, Thailand   
  • David Ehrlich 17B (current DeSevo scholar) — Completed summer internship as an analyst at Wells Fargo Securities in New York City

Why your support matters?

We give today to honor Daniel’s legacy and to support the DeSevo scholars of tomorrow. The need for scholarship funding remains one of the highest priorities for Emory University. We are now $37,000 away from the Daniel DeSevo ‘97 Memorial Scholarship Endowment reaching the milestone of $350,000. In order to properly steward an endowment to exist in perpetuity, the university awards only a portion of annual earnings, reinvesting additional earnings to help grow the endowment over time. Currently, the DeSevo fund provides $5,000 to each student awarded the scholarship. Help us fuel our ability to offer a scholarship of $7,500 to each student.


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Daniel was only 24 years old when he passed, yet he lived the adventures of 100 years.



Total number of donors who have supported the Daniel DeSevo ’97 Memorial Scholarship Endowment.



After graduating from Emory, Daniel traveled 631 miles to attend law school at Georgetown University.



Daniel graduated from Emory University in 1997.



Daniel would have been 41 years old this year. It is hard to imagine the countless number of lives he would have touched during that time.



An increase of up to $7,500 for each scholarship recipient will help cultivate the next generation of leaders following in Daniel’s footsteps.

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