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The Bud Duggan Family Scholarship

The Bud Duggan Family Scholarship for Kindness Award Beginnings and the 2013 Scholarship Awardees

Over 10 years ago, the Duggan family chose to begin “The Bud and Madeline Duggan Family Scholarship for Kindness Award.” What began as a few scholarships has grown to nine deserving students at seven different schools.  The Duggan family, Bill, Matt and Dan Duggan are proud to sponsor and present these scholarships to deserving students in our community.

Dan Duggan explains, “One of the most important traits in a person is kindness, our scholarship exemplifying kindness towards others.   It is important to recognize a person for their acts of thoughtfulness and consideration.

In bringing together “kindness” and the mortuary business, “We serve all ethnic and religious backgrounds at Duggan’s. We recognize that kindness is an intricate part of our ministry crossing all barriers, a gift in our everyday association with the families we serve.  When choosing a student, we ask each school to choose a person who has consistently been kind to others.  We prefer that a student be chosen for their kindness to others and not solely their academic achievements.” 

Duggan’s Serra also sponsor two scholarships at Jefferson High School in Daly City.  The Kindness Award in “Band” and “Chorus” which are presented to deserving graduating senior musicians. “During funeral services, we know that music plays an intricate part of helping families in their grief by integrating the beauty of music in the celebration of their loved one’s life.”

Duggan’s Serra also sponsors annual scholarships through Archbishop Riordan High School and I.C.C.C. Leo Walsh Scholarship Program through the Irish Cultural Center of California.

2013 Awardees:

Our Lady of Mercy Grammar School, Daly City
Dominique Mohler, Student
Attending St. Ignatius College Preparatory High School, San Francisco

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Grammar School, Daly City
Ariel Guevarra, Student
Attending Immaculate Conception Academy High School, San Francisco

Holy Angels Grammar School, Colma, CA
Teddy Cordano, Student
Attending Archbishop Riordan High School, San Francisco

Good Shepherd Grammar School, Pacifica, CA
Jordan Barnett, Student
Attending St. Ignatius College Preparatory High School, San Francisco

St Veronica Grammar School, South San Francisco
Esquivel Santana, Student
Attending Archbishop Riordan High School, San Francisco

Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School, Daly City, CA
Gian Ascano, Student
Maria Huerta, student

Jefferson High School, Daly City, CA
Mr. Christian Del Rosario, Choir Awardee, Graduating Senior
Paola Hor Taleza, Student, Band Awardee, Graduating Senior