Xavier Magazine

Setting the Pace

William Randolph Hearst knew a few things about being a pacesetter. So perhaps he’d find it particularly appropriate that the William Randolph Hearst Foundations have endowed the University’s Pacesetter Scholarship Fund to the tune of $200,000 over the past six years. The largest and most recent installment—a $100,000 grant—came in the fall.

Director for grant services Mary Kochlefl says the endowment lends even more stability to the program, which was founded a decade ago by 1960 graduate Charles P. Gallagher. The fund provides a private Catholic education for talented inner-city students from Gallagher’s native Toledo, Ohio. Gallagher funds a bulk of the program, which has sent students to the University since 1997.

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