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New Fund Established: Song-Mee Maietta Yoon-Smith Scholarship

Foundation board member Dr. Soon-Young  Yoon and her husband Mr. Richard Smith established a new scholarship fund, with a gift of $100,000 on September 1, 2020, in honor of their daughter’s hopes and dreams for her generation. This temporarily restricted fund is to support the education of deserving disadvantaged students regardless their nationality. The annual scholarship distributions would amount to $10,000 or 10 percent of the fund (with its accrued value from investment). They have been generous donors for the school projects and the Foundation’s administration. Dr. Yoon is not an Ewha graduate, but her teaching experience at Ewha University made her contribute to make Ewha a strong educational force for the future. Dr. Yoon and Mr. Smith are Helen Kim Heritage Society members who included Ewha Foundation in their will, allocating a percentage of their charitable giving for the University. With the gift for this scholarship fund, they also joined the Helen Kim Leadership Society, who gave more than $100,000 to the Foundation.

New Fund Established: SHL International Scholarship

On February 10, 2020, an anonymous donor established her second scholarship fund with the initial gift of $50,000. The purpose of this permanently restricted fund is for the international students who need financial aid to study in Ewha campus. Her first scholarship fund with the principal of $300,000 has helped many students regardless their major.  In addition to it, she established this second scholarship fund, when she heard that not only the students from the developing countries but also the third or fourth generation of Korean-Japanese seek the financial help to study in Ewha.  After reaching its goal amount of $200,000, the income of this fund will be used for scholarships. She said, “I don’t need any jewelry or luxury bags. I hope students in need can study without worrying about tuition fees.”

New Fund Established: N. Texas Alumnae Scholarship

On November 25, 2019, the Alumnae Association of North Texas established a scholarship fund with the initial gift of $2,000. From this permanently restricted fund, after reaching its goal amount $20,000, the income will be used for Ewha Students in need. The North Texas alumnae planned to reach the goal amount within this year, hosting the annual meeting of the United Alumnae Chapters of North America and the International Foundation for Ewha W. University this fall. Unfortunately, because of the COVID-19, they turned it into the virtual meeting, but they try their best to reach the goal as soon as possible.  They said, “We would like to give a chance to any student who likes to challenge to continue education.”

Ewha International Alumnae Endowment, 1 Million Goal Reached

In May 2012, the Ewha International Alumnae Endowment remained at $250,000.  Then, the fundraising drive with a goal of $1,000,000 had started with the focus set on alumnae participation.  The goal would be reached if each alumna living in North America donated $100 per year for 5 years.  In September 2018, after 6 years of fundraising, the goal amount had been reached.  For this the International Foundation is deeply thankful to all those that participated.  Especially to the donor that took part in matching dollar for dollar up to $50,000 for two years straight, as well the donor who followed the matching gift by donating $50,000.  We want to thank all those who participated by responding to the two matching gift donors.  The International Foundation will now be able to support various projects at Ewha University through the investment income from the $1,000,000 raised.  The united effort from all alumnae in North America will be used well throughout their alma mater. All future donations received will be added on to the fund in order to increase the investment income used to support the University.

지난 2012년 5월, 당시 $250,000 에 머물렀던 이화해외동창기금(Ewha International Alumnae Dnowment) 의 목표액을  1백만불로 새로 설정하고 동창중심으로 모금운동이 시작되었습니다. 미주지역에 거주하는  1명의 동창이  1년에  $100 씩  5년을 하면 된다는 것이었습니다. 드디어 6년만인  2018년 9월, 기금은 그목표액인 백만불에 이르게 되었습니다. 이에 국제재단은 크고 작은액수로 모금에 참여하신 모든 분들께 깊이 감사를 드립니다. 특히 $1 to $1  matching gift 5만불을 2년연속해주신기부자님, 또다른5만불로matching gift 대열에 합류해주신 기부자님, 이 두 분의matching 약속에 호응해주신 수많은기부자님들께 감사드립니다. 이제 국제재단은 이 백만불로부터 나오는 투자수익으로 매년 이화대학의 다양한프로젝트를 도울 것입니다. 미주지역 동창분들의 십시일반 도움이 모교 곳곳에서 소중히 쓰일것입니다.  앞으로 이 기금을 위해 주시는 모든 기부금은 원금에 더해져 더많은 수익금으로 이화대학에 쓰일 것입니다.