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    Duquesne Women’s Guild Sets Benefit Record for Scholarship, Spiritan Campus Ministry

    Every spring, the Duquesne University Women’s Guild hosts a fashion show and luncheon benefit—but this year’s fundraiser was a record-setter, topping $30,000.

    The money will be donated to the Women’s Guild Endowed Scholarship and will support students who travel on the Spiritan Campus Ministry spring break mission trip to New Orleans. Every year since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city, Duquesne students have brought the University’s mission of service to the residents of New Orleans.

    “We’re tremendously grateful to the Women’s Guild members for their diligent efforts and for this donation,” said the Rev. Ray French, director of Spiritan Campus Ministry. “Without this fantastic support, we couldn’t reach out to those who need assistance in New Orleans and fulfill our mission to serve those in need.”

    Part of the benefit proceeds also will be used for an endowed scholarship for students who have financial need.

    Chair of the event was Mary McIntyre, assistant to the President.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.