I am the First One in my Family to Attend College

I am a 2019 graduate of La Salle Academy and a current sophomore studying Secondary Education and History at La Salle University. When I attended La Salle Academy, I was blessed to receive a scholarship that was sponsored by Lasallian Patrons Drs. Ellen and Howard McGee ’58. Below is a photo of me with Dr. Howard McGee at the Lasallian Patrons dinner in 2018.

If it wasn’t for Dr. and Dr. McGee, I don’t know where I would be in life right now. I am the first one in my family to attend college because of their generosity throughout my high school career. I wouldn’t have been able to attend La Salle Academy, the high school that prepared me for my next step in college and ultimately, what made me into the young man I am today.

La Salle has given me so much, and because of that, I am determined to be successful and give back even more in the future. I already started by making a small gift to La Salle through my cell phone. It was so easy! All you have to do is text LSAPATRON to 41444, or you can click here. If you have any questions about giving to La Salle, you can contact Ms. Ismini Scouras, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at 212-475-8940 ext. 204 or [email protected].

I want to be able to help young men like me receive the right education and become part of this amazing community, and I hope you do, too. Join Lasallian Patrons today!


Matthew Delgiudice ’19