On February 17th 2013, Richard Amador, Director of Development will be running in the Austin Marathon to raise money for the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium’s First Annual “Run for Scholars”. Although it will be a challenge, he is extremely confident that he will accomplish this mission, but he needs your help!
Amador has been given the opportunity to serve the Hispanic community through affording members of our community to invest in young, bright minded individuals of the Central Texas area. This marathon is an opportunity for you to get involved in supporting our scholars.
Amador has two ambitious goals – first, to complete the run without injury and second, to raise 26.2 thousand dollars to help fund scholarships awarded by the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium and programs that develop these future leaders. Along with personally asking his friends and family, he is also reaching out to the HSC community to consider sponsoring a mile for this event. On behalf of HSC, Amador would greatly appreciate your tax deductible donation towards this goal.
There are several ways you can contribute.
1. Get a team together and sponsor a mile: $500 total
Your generous contribution will be applied to the Mentoring Program.
2. Small business sponsorship: $750
Your generous contribution will be applied to the 2013 Annual Leadership Conference.
3. Corporate sponsorship: $1000
Your generous contribution will sponsor one semester for a scholar.
4. Donate to “the point of no return” mile (mile 13.1): what ever your comfortable giving
Your generous contribution will be applied to the General Scholarship Fund.
Amador brings a unique perspective to the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium (HSC) after spending ten years in the U.S. Marine Corps. As an Infantry Leader, he courageously led and fought in three combat tours in Iraq. His last four years of service were spent professionally mentoring and developing Navy and Marine Corps officers as part of the instructor cadre at The University of Texas at Austin Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC). His achievements in the Marine Corps were recognized throughout his career with numerous medals and acknowledgments including selection into the Marine Corps Enlisted to Commission Education Program. His strong affinity for service to others is what led him to the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium.
In his own educational endeavors, Amador earned his undergraduate degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and will graduate with a Masters in Public Administration from Texas State University in May 2013. Beyond his educational achievements, continuing to be a civic leader is what Amador desires the most.
Get involved and mark your calendars for this Sunday, February 17, 2013. The Austin Marathon is a wonderful event and a time to give back so fellow Austinites can continue to grow in all the venues Austin has to offer. See you there!