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Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Raises $4.93 Million

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Raises $4.93 Million

April 11, 2017
April 11, 2017
New York City
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Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Raises $4.93 Million at SEO Annual Awards Dinner

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.

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Sponsors for Educational Opportunity
Joe J. Plumeri
American businessman
bornJuly 7, 1943
Trenton, New Jersey
Robert F. Smith
Cesar Conde
American businessman
bornDecember 8, 1973

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Gayle King (born December 28, 1954) is an American television personality. She has appeared as the co-anchor of CBS This Morning and an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine.[1]

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Michael L. Corbat (born May 2, 1960) is an American banker and the current chief executive officer of Citigroup, a position he has held since October 2012.[1]


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