Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Brand Center Seeks To Fund Scholarships

Cabell Brand with a couple of old friends.
The Cabell Brand Center for Global Poverty and Resource Sustainability Studies in Salem has begun a fund drive to expand financial assistance for college students to engage in research devoted to the common good.

“Through the generosity of my late good friend Dr. Charles H. 'Hap' Fisher, our center has been able to help young people advance both their education and dedication to public spiritedness,” says Cabell Brand, chairman of the center. “We hope to continue the legacy of Hap, who kept giving back to society until his death earlier this year at 104.”

The drive continues through Aug. 31 and will be supplemented by proceeds from Brand’s book, If Not Me, Then Who?

Brand, a retired executive who built a global business and has been actively involved for decades in community services, economic opportunity, environmental protection, education and global dispute resolution, started the Cabell Brand Center in Salem in 1987.

Brand says, "We are running this campaign using an online fundraising Web site called Indiegogo our link is (here). We are also using multiple online technologies and social networking to get out the message and expand the Cabell Brand Centers network."

Brand says the goal is to add $20,000 to the existing scholarship funds and to give more scholarships to the next round of applicants.

Questions or comments can be directed to the center by e-mail cabellbrandcenter@gmail.com

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