for college students, staff and the community to gain awareness, knowledge and appreciation for global issues, regions, cultures and people.
Established in 2008, the fund is supported by proceeds from the Couture & Class fashion show at the Owens Campus. The annual event is the brainchild of Lewes resident Sue Saliba, Delaware Tech alumnus, college trustee and member of the Owens Campus Development Council. A native of Senegal, West Africa who is fluent in four languages, she has had the good fortune to travel, visit other countries, and experience first-hand how enriching an experience that can be.
When explaining her motivation and desire to assist with international education, Saliba states, “It is critical that students and members of the community gain international understanding and have an outlet to participate and make connections. It raises awareness between people of different backgrounds.”
While the fashion show is the main resource for the fund — more than $30,000 has been raised — donations are needed and accepted throughout the year.
Individuals interested in supporting the Fund for Global Understanding can contact Jason Bentley, development director, at 302-855-5996 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Gifts can be sent to: Fund for Global Understanding, Delaware Technical Community College, Jack F. Owens Campus, P.O. Box 610, Georgetown, DE, 19947