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Comité Mexico is an affinity group associated with the University of San Diego that represents the interests of alumni and students of Mexican heritage through the creation of programs that encourage and promote involvement with the university and its communities.
Overview – Mission
To create opportunities for alumni, students and constituents of Mexican heritage to develop lifelong connections with their alma mater, with each other, and in support of the University of San Diego’s mission and goals.
Overview - Objectives
To create opportunities and promote programs for alumni, students and other constituents of Mexican heritage to engage and build long lasting relationships with their alma mater, the University of San Diego.
To develop programs tailored to this population that will promote giving in support of the University of San Diego’s mission and goals.
To assist in the recruitment of students of Mexican heritage to enroll at the University of San Diego.
To develop a relationship with USD students of Mexican heritage that is mutually beneficial and that continues throughout their careers and lives.
To create a network of alumni and students of Mexican heritage to support and augment student life at the University of San Diego by providing mentorship and access to resources that will enhance their personal, educational and professional lives.
To encourage and support graduates and students of Mexican heritage to apply the values-based education they received from the University of San Diego and instill positive changes in their respective communities on both sides of the United States/Mexico border.
Background & Accomplishments
Commenced in 2009- 60 th Anniversary of USD
Traditional Mexican Event in September
Over 200 guests
First Generations and History
October of 2010 – Homecoming Weekend
Mexican Reunion Event
Over 180 guests
Raised over $10,000
In 2011- Wine Paring Events
Spring and Fall at La Gran Terraza
Over 200 guests attended in total
Raised over $10,000
Fundraising Summary to date
Cash in giving approximately $21,000
Overview - Vision
Promote and provide communication about USD programs and services
Assist in the recruitment of Mexican heritage students for the University
Participate in the cultivation and carrying out of plans and activities for raising funds, gifts and support for the University
Create a $50,000 Endowment to benefit those Mexican
Create a Mentoring Program amongst the current students
Expand our reach to existing USD Mexican students and their families
Establish a stronger connection with the Mexican community; including alumni and constituents
Establish a Pledge program dedicated to the Comité México endowment
Prioritize Comité México amongst the list to get more visibility
Create a list of potential donors; including Mexican families of USD and other Mexican businesses