By supporting our youth, we are investing in our community.
I have always believed that individuals and businesses should support the community where they live and work, and that it is a moral duty for all of us to help those who, for economic reasons, do not have access to a good education. We must never forget that our community's future is in its education.
When I was asked to direct the Permanent Scholarship Fund's Second Capital Fund Campaign for the Ana G. Méndez University System (AGMUS), I immediately accepted the challenge, as I have always been involved in student scholarship programs.
However, this scholarship program is different, and in my opinion, the best. Not only is it an attractive program, with the University System matching funds with the donations received, it is also a personalized program that involves the donor with the scholarship recipient.
I genuinely believe there are many entrepreneurs who know that by supporting our youth and their education, we are helping to develop Puerto Ricoâ€”something we all yearn to do. There are many today who can appreciate the value of a good education -- for us as well as for our children. Now it touches another generation.
I invite you to join the Permanent Scholarship Fund's Second Campaign. It's a unique and ongoing opportunity to become part of this successful program that already includes a respected and excellent group of individuals, businesses, and foundations that had faith in this great project.
We are counting on you for the future of our youth and Puerto Rico.
Miguel A. Vázquez DeynesÂ
President of the 2000-2002 Permanent Scholarship Fund Campaign