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Pope Francis Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Pope Francis Hispanic Scholarship Fund was created by Victor Sanchez.  Victor was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and relocated to Atlanta in 1999.  He and his wife Maria Ivonne come from a “family of servers.”  They have always enjoyed helping and serving others.  “Giving help doesn’t hurt,” Victor said.  “All the opposite, it makes the world a better one.”

The Sanchezes are parishioners of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marietta.  Victor created this fund in 2015 with the Catholic Foundation to help less fortunate Hispanic students to continue their education beyond high school.  “Many leave or graduate high school and go to work just because they do not think they can afford college, and do not give it a try,” Victor said.  “If we can help even one student, he or she will be instrumental to motivate others to do the same.  They eventually will land better jobs and a better future for their families.”

Victor has high hopes that this fund will help as many Hispanic students as possible, and that the students will help and support others in the same circumstances in return.  “We just need to let them believe they can do it,” Victor said.

Victor’s giving has been inspired by a simple yet profound thought – that God sent his only Son to save the world and make it better.