In 2012, this fund was renamed in honor of Brother Michael Collins, FSC `55. The Legacy Fund provides donors with option of making a gift directly into annual student scholarship and financial aid programs. Previously, it was known as the Lasallian Mentors Scholarship Fund.
Brother Michael served as president of DeLaSalle from 1991 until his untimely death from cancer in January 2012. His tenure as president was easily the longest of any chief administrator at DeLaSalle, and the school’s fortunes improved dramatically under his leadership.
One of Brother Michael’s many initiatives was launching the Lasallian Mentors Scholarship Fund in the mid-1990’s. The Lasallain Mentors Program was exceptionally popular with benefactors and recipients; over 18 years, more than 1000 students received financial assistance via this donation option. It was only fitting to honor the fund’s creator by renaming the fund in his honor.