Trisha believed that providing opportunities for young people to actively address community needs not only benefits the community, but also helps young people develop the tools necessary to properly shape and participate in civil society and government.
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR DONATIOINS TO TRISHA'S ENDOWMENT AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY HAVE BEEN UPDATED.

For Our 10th and Final Year - Goal: $50K

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Endowment: An endowment has been established at Northwestern University (Trisha Apte Memorial Fund) to honor the life and legacy of Trisha Apte.  

Trisha Apte Memorial Fund

 Trisha Apte Northwestern Endowment

Trisha believed that providing opportunities for young people to actively address community needs not only benefits the community, but also helps young people develop the tools necessary to properly shape and participate in civil society and government. She once wrote “The efforts put forth facilitate a generation of opportunities for young people to change their communities for the better and to build essential skills for the future through civic engagement.  I want to work with young women as I truly believe that they have a unique ability to create lasting and sustainable change in their communities.” Trisha’s passion for helping those around her has inspired us to set-up this endowment with in her remembrance.

Trisha once wrote the following about community service: “The efforts put forth facilitate a generation of opportunities for young people to change their communities for the better and to build essential skills for the future through civic engagement.  I want to work with young women as I truly believe that they have a unique ability to create lasting and sustainable change in their communities.” 

This endowment has been established at Northwestern University to honor the life and legacy of Trisha Apte. She spent the last six years of her life in Chicago, first at Northwestern and then with a community of friends from Northwestern. Trisha’s passion for helping those around her has inspired us to set-up this endowment in her memory.  

The summer after Trisha graduated from Northwestern, she used her signing bonus to cover her living expenses while she volunteered with a non-profit group in Washington D.C. Trisha’s experience interning for this non-profit helped shape her career perspective, as she realized she could use her business skills towards the mission of improving education, healthcare, and the quality of life for people around the world. In this spirit, we have set up this endowment to provide the opportunity for others to pursue a similarly meaningful summer volunteer experience. 

Kindly notify us at InLovingMemoryofTrisha@gmail.com with the name of the donor and the date of donation so we can make sure that all donations made in honor of Trisha reach the correct destination. Also, please send an e-mail to if you are experiencing any difficulty in the donation process.

More than 350 Northwestern students participated in unpaid summer experiences as part of Northwestern Career Advancement's Summer Internship Grant Program.  These undergraduate students, who received grants of at least $3,000, represented 7 of Northwestern's schools/colleges and went to 26 states, the District of Columbia and 26 countries.  90% of these students would have had to turn down their summer experience or supplement the experience with a second job had it not been for SIGP funding.

Since its inception in 2007, SIGP has opened doors for students to participate in valuable learning opportunities related to their career field of interest.

Thank you for supporting and empowering these students.

Gratefully,
Northwestern University
and the 2016 SIGP Recipients

2016 Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP)

As a result of Suhas and Megha Apte's generous endowment support and investments in the Trisha Apte Memorial Fund as partners in creating opportunities for Northwestern University's faculty and students to achieve excellence in the classrooms, four ambitious and intelligent students received grants to pursue their dreams during the 2016 Summer Internship Grant Program.  Please follow this LINK for more information about these amazing students. 

 

Current recipients of the Trisha Apte Memorial Fund funded

 Summer Internship Grants

 

 
     
 

2013 Summer Internship Grants

 

Teresa Owens and Sohyun Lee were the 2013 recipients of the Trisha Apte Memorial Fund funded Summer Internship Grants. 

  •  Tessa Owens is a Junior in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences studying Gender and Sexuality Studies as well as Spanish. Her hometown is Bluffton, South Carolina. Tessa is heavily involved in SHAPE (Sexual Health and Assault Peer Educators) and was recently appointed to the role of Executive Director. This past fall, she studied and lived in Seville, Spain. She hopes to one day attend graduate school to earn a Masters in Public Health and later work with impoverished women in low-income areas. This summer Tessa will be interning at the Richmond Medical Center for Women in Richmond, VA for ten weeks. This non-profit provides low cost and comprehensive health services for women who need pre-natal counseling.

  • Sohyun (Joyce) Lee is a Sophomore in the Medill School of Journalism, Media, and Integrated Marketing Communications studying Journalism. Her hometown is Fairfax, Virginia. Joyce is the Editor in Chief of The Protest (Northwestern's Social Justice Media Source). This summer, Joyce will be interning in South Korea for the Advocates for Public Interest Law (APIL). APIL is a non-profit law firm in South Korea that represents asylum cases in South Korean courts, seeks to reform South Korean's immigration policies, and raises awareness in the country about the plight of refugees. During this internship, Joyce will be doing multimedia work, helping to publicize their work in South Korea.

2012 Summer Internship Grants

D'Laney Gielow and Anna Krist were the first recipients of the Trisha Apte Memorial Fund funded Summer Internship Grants. 

D'Laney and Anna Thank You Letters

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  • D'Laney, a School of Communication Junior majoring in Communication Studies, is interested in women's health policy and is active in the Sexual Health and Assault Peer Educators (SHAPE) group on campus. D'Laney will be interning with the National Women's Law Center in Washington DC.

  • Anna, a Weinberg Junior majoring in History, is focused on women's empowerment and she is active in the student-run Peer Health Exchange where she teaches weekly health workshops in the Chicago Public Schools. Anna will be interning with GirlForward, a small Chicago nonprofit that works with adolescent refugee girls, providing them mentorships, educational programs and leadership opportunities.

For Our 10th and Final Year - Goal: $50K

Instructions for Donating to the Trisha Apte Memorial Fund

1. Online (recommended)

Go to Wewill.northwestern.edu and click on the “make a gift” button in the upper right-hand corner.

On the first page, you will be asked to write your gift amount and choose your gift designation. Please select “other” and write “the Trisha Apte Memorial Fund.” This will ensure that our team allocates your donation correctly.

You will have the option to make your gift recurring. Recurring gifts are an easy way to make a big impact that works with your budget and schedule. If you choose this option, when setting up your gift you can determine the frequency, amount, and duration of your gift. Your annual tax receipt will summarize your gift.

2. You also have the option of making your gift anonymous and/or in honor or memory of another party.  Send a check to:

Northwestern University Alumni Relations & Development
1201 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60208
The check should be made payable to Northwestern University.
Please include a note with the check stating that the gift should go to the Trisha Apte Memorial Fund

Northwestern University’s Tax ID number is 36-2167817.

 

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