The Suders

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Eric & Deborah Suder

Founders of The Suder Foundation

Since 2008, Eric and Deborah Suder have been working to transform higher education by serving the unique needs of First-Generation college students. In 2009, the Suders launched a family foundation and created the First Scholars® Program, a holistic network of resources and support to dramatically improve graduation rates and unlock the success of FirstGen students across education, career, and life. Driven by a desire to reach more students and create lasting institutional change, in 2017 The Suder Foundation partnered with NASPA to establish The Center for First-generation Student Success and scale First Scholars nationally.



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