Landmark’s “Meeting the Challenge” Online Event Raises Over $ 250,000 Community News
PUTNEY – Landmark College, a world leader in educating students who learn differently, raised over $ 250,000 at the April 29 Rise to the Challenge online event.
Proceeds from ticket sales, sponsorships, online auctions, need funds and the 50/50 raffle will help increase students’ access to financial aid and provide financial support to the College, according to Dr Peter Eden, President of Landmark. University.
“As we emerge from the pandemic and manage the challenge of changing demographics, we truly appreciate all who have supported these deserving students and made it possible for us to continue our mission,” Eden said.
The College also took the opportunity to present NBC News meteorologist TODAY and co-host Al Roker with his 2021 LD Luminary Award, awarded to someone in the public eye who is committed to raising awareness of neurodiversity as a difference rather than a handicap.
Roker participated live in a pre-event online reception with high-profile donors and provided a video recording of remarks thanking the College, during which he discussed his son Nick’s journey as a neurodiverse learner .
“Knowing that next year, when he graduates, that there are places like Landmark where he can fulfill his destiny, move on and have a really great life, gives me so much peace,” said Roker.
Previous Landmark College LD Luminary Award winners include actor / comedian Whoopi Goldberg; actor / activist Holly Robinson Peete; and bestselling author John Elder Robison.