Police Commissioner and Community College of Philadelphia to Accept Scholarships from Kal and Lucille Rudman Foundation
PHILADELPHIA, May. 13, 2010 — The Kal and Lucille Rudman Foundation is providing scholarships to pay for tuition for 35 city police officers to further their education at Community College of Philadelphia.
Philanthropist Kal Rudman will present a $16,170 donation to the College and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey during an event that will begin at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 18 in Room C3-5 at the College’s Center for Business and Industry, 18th and Callowhill streets. Twenty past recipients of Rudman scholarships also will be present.
The contribution will cover tuition for eligible police officers to attend courses in the College’s Justice Program. Police officers can attend courses in subjects such as Criminology, Justice and Sociology that are taught by the College’s faculty at the Philadelphia Police Academy or at the College’s Main Campus or three Regional Centers. To date, the Rudman Foundation has provided 326 police officers with grants totaling $122,743.
College President Stephen M. Curtis thanked Rudman for his generosity and steadfast support. "Your contribution allows these students to further their education, helping to make them better police officers and an asset to their communities," President Curtis said.
Kal Rudman is a Philadelphia native and a music and show business pioneer. He is the founder and publisher of six radio and music industry publications, including The Friday Morning Quarterback. He and his wife are noted philanthropists. Their foundation is particularly interested in education and public safety.