In Memory of Gail Furman


Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America is deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved friend, long-time Board member, and supporter, Dr. Gail Furman. We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Gail’s family and friends in this time of sadness. The entire LEDA Community will miss her tremendously, and we are honored to have been a part of her remarkable life.

In recognition of Gail’s lifelong commitment to nurturing young people to reach their full potential, advancing college access for high-achieving students from under-resourced backgrounds, and ensuring that our leaders are representative of this nation’s citizenry, LEDA is proud to establish the Dr. Gail Furman Scholars Fund. This fund will support the six-year journey of ten LEDA Scholars over the next five years, including: Recruitment and Admission, the Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute, college guidance, and college success services, including academic, socio-emotional, and career support. We are so grateful for Gail’s abounding legacy, steadfast commitment to LEDA, and, most importantly, her commitment to each and every single LEDA Scholar.

To donate to the Dr. Gail Furman Scholars Fund, please click here.

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