Spirit of Love Scholarships

Rebekah Leah Rivera Foundation



2017 Spirit of Love Awards Celebration..... celebrating 13 years

Friday, June 16, 2017

Wyndham Garden Dallas North
2645 LBJ Freeway

Mission Statement


To encourage, recognize and support young Catholic community servants by awarding college scholarships and other forms of financial aid. This effort will help build up God's Kingdom by supporting the development of young Catholic leaders who are working to "make the world a more fitting place for all to live". The Rebekah Leah Rivera Foundation will also support existing organizations or create new organizations that will develop these types of young leaders.

About the Program

Rebekah Leah Rivera was a member of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church who died on June 20, 2004. She attended Mary Immaculate School and graduated from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2001. She also had strong ties with Jesuit Preparatory School of Dallas.

Rebekah lived a life of loving service to her church and community. For this reason, her friends and family wish to keep her memory alive by awarding scholarships to young people who live their lives with that same spirit.

About the Foundation

The Rebekah Leah Rivera Foundation was established in 2005 in memory of Rebekah Leah Rivera, who served her community with great love and enthusiasm.  Our Foundation provides college/university, high school and grade school scholarships for students who are dedicated to service throughout our community.  Our Foundation was established and is maintained through the generosity of many businesses and individuals who share our values.  To date, we have awarded 84 scholarships totaling $125,500.  Our goal is to award 16 scholarships totaling $20,000 this year.  

Board of Directors

Rina Rivera
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Roina Rivera Baker
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Jane Happe
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Marci Meagher
Scholarship Committee Chairperson
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Contact Information

p. 972.480.5273