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Rodrigo Rabanal '17 is a Newman's Own Foundation Fellow

July 14, 2017

Rodrigo Rabanal, a May 2017 graduate of DePauw University, is among 17 individuals selected as Fellows of the Newman's Own Foundation. The program pairs each Fellow with a nonprofit organization in a role that aligns with the individual's capabilities and interests. The Fellows are selected based on demonstrated leadership skills, as well as commitment to social issues and community development.

Rabanal, who was a communication major at DePauw, will be a Fellow at Wellness in the Schools in New York City.

"The Newman's Own Foundation Fellowship Program provides special opportunities and exposure to social impact and philanthropy that participants may not otherwise experience at a young age," said Bob Forrester, president and CEO of Newman's Own Foundation, and executive chairman of Newman's Own, Inc. "We hope this experience inspires them to use their skills and talents to help make the world a better place."

Rabanal and the other Fellows will spend a year, in addition to their work experience, engaging in workshops, coaching, career development, networking, and other support, as part of a comprehensive enrichment program. "The Fellows are able to develop a strong sense of civic responsibility, cultivate a deeper understanding of philanthropy, learn new skills, and help connect their values and passions to career choices," notes the organization.

Newman's Own Foundation was established by Paul Newman to continue his philanthropic legacy to use the profits and royalties from the sale of Newman's Own products to make our world a better place by supporting charitable causes. Since 1982, Paul Newman and Newman's Own Foundation have donated more than $495 million to thousands of charitable organizations around the world.

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