Pitt Sophomore Anna Lackey Receives Inaugural Senior Legacy Student Resource Fund Award

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Pitt sophomore Anna Lackey (A&S ’19) received the inaugural Senior Legacy Student Resource Fund (SLRSF) award at the Pitt Student Affairs Blue Stars Red Carpet event this past Sunday.

Last year, Pitt seniors started Project Paw Print, an on-campus student led philanthropy group. They came together with their friends and families to support the Senior Legacy Student Resource Fund, which helps future Pitt students by providing funds for books, lab fees, travel and other educational expenses. 

Anna, a clinical nutrition and dietetics major, earned the first SLRSF award through her tireless volunteer efforts with Jubilee Soup Kitchen and Girl Scouts of America, as well as her work as a fundraiser with the Pitt Telefund, and as an active member of the Kappa Delta sorority.

“Attending a university like Pitt that offers hundreds of opportunities for its students to get involved, broaden their horizons, and spread their passions to those around them inspires me every day,” said Anna. “Receiving the Senior Legacy Student Resource Fund Award is an amazing honor. I am so, so fortunate to have the support of the Pitt community as I continue my philanthropic and extracurricular endeavors.”

Anna will be using her $450 award to pay for a six-week service learning trip to Cochabamba, Bolivia this summer, where she will volunteer at a rehabilitation center for malnourished children. She promises to bring the positive energy, pride, and sense of community that Pitt has instilled in her to give back during her study abroad experience.  

“I would like to thank each and every one of the Senior Legacy Resource Fund donors for their support. Your donation has made an incredible difference in my educational experience, personal development, and volunteer goals,” said Anna. “By being on the receiving end ofsuch an amazing deed, I hope that one day I can provide another student with a similar opportunity.”

Help the class of 2017 make their mark by making a gift to the Senior Legacy Student Resource Fund.