To many, Beau Biden was a man who embodied selflessness, service and inspired a foundation dedicated to protecting children.
In the past four years since his death, students have been awarded college scholarships in reward for exemplifying “the virtues of Beau: qualities of leadership, community, civility, respect, and a strong moral compass.”
The Delaware based I Can Do Great Things Foundation established the Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship in 2015 for graduating high school students. The foundation, founded by philanthropists Stuart and Suzanne Grant in 2009, provides funding for projects “that can improve the life of one individual, one community or the entire world.”
This year the I Can Do Great Things Foundation awarded $25,000 in scholarships to four students. Each of the winners said that the Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship was the largest single outside scholarship (other than monies awarded by the schools they are attending) they received to put toward their college studies.
Suzanne Grant, Co-Founder of the I Could Do Great Things Foundation, was honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Brandywine Chapter, for her work with the Jewish Federation of Delaware. For her commitment to encouraging philanthropic leadership roles in her community, Suzanne was awarded the Philanthropy Award, which recognizes her record of generosity and demonstration of civic and charitable responsibility. The award was presented to Suzanne on National Philanthropy Day on November 15, 2018. Suzanne has been involved with the Jewish Federation of Delaware since 1991, previously served as President and currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Jewish Federation of Delaware Community Endowment Fund Investment Committee.