AUBURN---Donald Dion, a 1972 graduate of Saint Dominic Academy (previously Saint Dominic Regional High School), is challenging the community to help raise $150,000 in scholarships to assist local families in overcoming financial hardship to provide their children with opportunities to attend the school that launched his successful career in finance.
Through August 15, Dion will match every dollar donated to the scholarship fund up to a maximum of $75,000.
“Our success as an institution is measured by the lives we impact. Many alumni, including Mr. Dion, attribute their success in life in part due to the education they received here,” said Donald Fournier, president of Saint Dominic Academy. “Each time a student is unable to attend or leaves us early due to financial considerations, an opportunity is lost. I am calling on every member of the St. Dom’s family to step up and help us make the most of this incredible opportunity. I have already made my gift, please make your gift today!”
After graduating from Saint Dominic, Dion earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont before receiving a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maine Law School and a master’s of law degree from Boston University Law School. He founded Dion Money Management, an investment advisory firm in 1996; served as the publisher of the Fidelity Independent Advisor; and is the trustee of the Dion Family Foundation which focuses on helping individuals by offering tuition assistance at Catholic institutions.
Donors can also send a check noting “Scholarship Fund” in the subject line to: Saint Dominic Academy, 121 Gracelawn Road, Auburn, ME 04210-6452.
For more information, contact Wayne Zimmerman, advancement director at Saint Dominic Academy, at (207) 782-6911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.