Joe Plumeri, Robert F. Smith, and Cesar Conde, honored for their commitment to providing opportunities to underserved youth
NEW YORK, April 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, April 6, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) raised $4.93 million at the SEO Annual Awards Dinner. The marquee event saw nearly 1,000 guests at the American Museum of Natural History, and honored three outstanding leaders in business and philanthropy: Joe Plumeri; Robert F. Smith; and Cesar Conde.
Funds raised at the event will support SEO's three programs which provide educational and career opportunities to underserved and underrepresented young people. SEO's flagship program, SEO Scholars, is a free eight-year academic program that gets underserved public high school students to and through college – with a 90% college graduation rate. The program serves more than 1,500 students in New York City and San Francisco, with a goal of serving over 2,000 by 2021.