The MirRam Group has been proud to work with clients who believe every student should have equal access to education no matter what their immigration status. Today, we are proud to share with you that our client, Bill Ackman though his Pershing Square Foundation, has partnered with TheDream.us to provide college scholarships to DREAMers across the country. Their $10 million commitment over the next three years will provide thousands of DREAMers the education they need to pursue their goals.
“Working with Latino and other immigrant groups around the country opened my eyes to the plight of these young people,” said William A. Ackman, founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management and co-founder of The Pershing Square Foundation. “I was fortunate to grow up in an environment where I didn’t have to worry about whether or not college would be possible for me. These scholarships will empower young immigrants to pursue their own dreams and goals, and I am delighted to partner with TheDream.US to expand the opportunity for more students.”
MirRam is proud to work with organizations like Pershing Square, elected officials and non-profits across the country to help immigrants thrive in our City and State. We have a long history of working with DREAMers to achieve their goals and we will continue to fight for comprehensive immigration reform for all with our clients.
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TheDream.US is led by Candy Marshall, who was a director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she helped build the foundation’s global programs, and Gaby Pacheco, a DREAMer – and a DREAMer advocate- who was part of the 2010 walk, the Trail of Dreams, from Miami to Washington DC, an event that helped launch the DREAMer movement nationwide.
About The Pershing Square Foundation
The Pershing Square Foundation is a private family foundation, based in New York, founded in December 2006 by Karen and Bill Ackman. The Foundation has committed $270 million in grants and social investments to support exceptional leaders and innovative organizations that tackle important social issues and deliver scalable and sustainable impact. Bill is the CEO and portfolio manager of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. For more information visit: www.pershingsquarefoundation.