We are pleased to announce Citi FXLM and Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots) will host the inaugural Citi e for education Career Symposium on October 18, 2018. Fallen Patriots’ Scholars will be attending from around the country, and we hope you can join us.
Citi e for education is an initiative working to improve access to quality education around the world. Since 2013, the e for education initiative has raised more than $22.5 million dollars and supported nearly 300,000 youth at over 400 schools across 25 countries. The impact of Citi’s generosity has helped 287 Gold Star scholars receive a college education, including Asher Patton and Katie O’Hare.
Asher Stumpf Patton, son of fallen U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Richard Edward Stumpf, Jr. said “I’m not sure who else has been on the receiving end of someone paying for something as big as your college education, but the feeling of gratitude is indescribable.”
After graduating debt-free in 2016 with a degree in mechanical engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology, Asher was hired into the engineering management department at K&N Engineering, whose CEO, Tom McGann, is also the Chairman of Fallen Patriots.
“Fallen Patriots has taken care of me beyond college by providing me with a career. CFP has honored my father’s life by impacting mine in a way that I never could have imagined.”
Citi FXLM donates $1 to education-focused partners for every $1 million of FX and LM Bonds traded on electronic trading platforms during the nine week campaign. Fallen Patriots is grateful to be among one of 10 education-focused partners. This generous support from Citi helps enable progress for military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.
Katie O'Hare is the daughter of U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Raymond O’Hare. He died in July 2000 when a T-38A Talon training jet crashed while in Test Pilot School. His family says he was selfless, loving, and always laughing.
Katie remembers the morning he left for work the day he died. “My sister and I were in my parent’s bed with my mom while he was getting ready to leave,” she explained. “We kept giving him hugs and kisses, telling him how much we loved him. This may seem sad, but to me I got to say goodbye.”
Her advice to other military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty is to 'do well in school and go after something you’re passionate about.' With the help of Fallen Patriots, Katie graduated in May 2018 from College of Charleston. She's now living in New York City starting her in marketing.
“By globally investing in our youth through financial investments, as well as utilizing our employees’ time and skills, Citi is honoring the sacrifices of parents worldwide and investing in the future leaders of our nations.” - Fallen Patriots
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