Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Conceptualizing Latina/o philanthropy in higher education: A study of Latina/o undergraduate alumni from a predominantly white Jesuit institution
by Cabrales, Jose Angel, Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2011, 211; 3458249
Abstract (Summary)

There has been a growing body of research on Latina/o undergraduate students, primarily in the areas of access and retention, yet there is limited research on Latina/o baccalaureate alumni and their post-graduation institutional engagement. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore and understand how Latina/o alumni define their roles as alumni, interact with their alma mater, and give to the institution. Using Yosso's (2005) Community Cultural Wealth model as a guiding framework for this study, four themes emerged which highlights the different ways Latina/o alumni approach giving: Latina/o alumni as university ambassadors; careers, community, and giving; Latina/o alumni as targeted givers; and competence, conscience, and compassion: the importance of the university's vision and mission. Implications for alumni associations, development, public relations, and student affairs and recommendations for future research are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ebbers, Larry
Commitee: Maldonado, Marta M., Rendon, Laura I., Rivera, Marisa, Saunders, Kevin
School: Iowa State University
Department: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
School Location: United States -- Iowa
Source: DAI-A 72/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Education finance, Hispanic American studies, Higher education
Keywords: Alumni, Alumni associations, Development, Latina/o, Latino alumni, Latino giving, Latino philanthropy, Philanthropy, Predominantly White
Publication Number: 3458249
ISBN: 978-1-124-69949-3
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