Gifts made to the Bob Walsh Legacy Fund will support underserved youth to become global citizens and engage with peers around the world.
Each year, the Fund aims to support 50 students with $1,000 scholarships in honor of OneWorld Now! founding board member Bob Walsh.
The scholarships will enable high school students to experience OneWorld Now! programs by:
- Learning world languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean or Russian.
- Developing leadership skills together with students from across greater Seattle.
- Studying abroad in the summer to China, Morocco, Russia or South Korea.
Since the beginning of OneWorld Now! in the early 2000’s, Bob was a steadfast supporter of the organization’s aspirations to cultivate the full leadership potential of today’s youth through international education.
“Bob Walsh inspired us all to go after our Vision – no matter how big and bold – and this influenced the origin of OneWorld Now!”- OWN Founder Kristin Hayden
OneWorld Now! deeply misses Bob, though we are proud to have his spirit live on in our enduring mission to develop the next generation of global leaders. Bob was a firm believer in the power of everyday people to exercise citizens’ diplomacy and to establish meaningful human connections across nations and borders. OneWorld Now! will continue Bob’s legacy by fostering intercultural understanding both here in Seattle and internationally.