The 100 Club of Chicago
provides assistance, including scholarship aid, to families of fallen first responders in the Chicago area. This fall, the organization presented DePaul University with a "Community Partner Award" for matching, and in some cases exceeding, scholarship aid for many students through this partnership.
Monsignor Ken Velo, a 100 Club of Chicago board member, accepted the award on behalf of the university. He was joined by 100 Club scholarship recipient, Don Marquez, who graduated from DePaul's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and is currently pursuing a master's in sociology, and Jim Marino, associate director of emergency management in DePaul's Office of Public Safety. Marino, a retired Chicago police officer, served with Marquez's father.