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Sheldon and Celeste Cuffie were both raised in central city Milwaukee by hard working families. They both went on to excel as corporate leaders as a result of the strong examples that their fathers lived before them on a daily basis.
On Tuesday, March 24, 2020 they will officially launch the Cuffie Stevens Endowment in honor of Jonathan Cuffie and Tom Stevens. Jonathan Cuffie was the first Black foreman and expeditor at Grede Foundries in Milwaukee and Tom Stevens owned a successful construction trucking business for many years. There is a large body of research showing the disparities gap when it comes to Black STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) college students.
Sheldon and Celeste hope to change this by providing financial support to STEM students of color. Both Sheldon and Celeste are graduates of Concordia University of Wisconsin and believe in the mission of the school, thus the endowment was established at their alma mater. The Cuffie Stevens Endowment allows others who would like to pay it forward the opportunity to directly have a meaningful impact in lives of underrepresented students.
WHAT: Launch of Cuffie Stevens Endowment
‘Connections, Concordia, & Charity’
A networking event and fundraiser. The individual ticket price it $20. All funds raised from the ticket sales go towards the endowment.
Attendees will not only be supporting the education of deserving students, they also will be making key connections and learning all about the valuable opportunities that Concordia has to offer.
5:30-6:15 p.m. – Networking and hors d’oeuvres
6:15-7:15 p.m. – Program
7:15 p.m. – Tours of the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center
Clarene Mitchell on Authentic Connections on LinkedIn
Dan Sem on the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center and Ozaukee’s Entrepreneurial Space
Sheldon Cuffie on Cyber Security and You
Celeste Cuffie on Meaningful Connections
WHEN: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 5:30 – 8 pm.
WHERE: Concordia University in the Robert Plaster Collaboratorium (RP115), 12800 N Lake Shore Drive Mequon, WI 53097
Donations to the Cuffie Stevens Endowment may be made through the Concordia University Wisconsin Online Giving page. To ensure participation to their cause, please select Endowment in the “In support of” menu and include Cuffie Stevens Scholarship in the special instructions/comments box.