hugoHometown: Clinton, NJ
Alma Mater: BS, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business; MBA, Harvard Business School
Industry: Investment management, private equity
Hobbies: Scuba diving, sports, drawing, traveling
Fun Fact: Immigrated to the USA from Italy; citizen of the USA and the Netherlands

Q&A with CSF Young Leader Hugo Buist Rodrigues

How did you get involved with Children’s Scholarship Fund and the Young Leaders Board?
I learned about CSF’s mission from a close friend and was immediately inspired to get involved. As a first-generation immigrant, CSF’s mission is one that I feel particularly passionate about.

Why is education important to you?
Education is the bedrock of a successful society. It is tragic that the USA ranks so low on most education metrics when compared to other developed countries.  It is the responsibility of Americans today to promote education and help those who want to learn if we are to ensure America’s continued worldwide influence going forward.  As our education system struggles to stay competitive it is imperative that we do whatever we can to support talented and driven students.

What is your favorite part of being involved with CSF and the Young Leaders?
Meeting the students sponsored by CSF justifies whatever time and money I contribute to the organization. The beauty of CSF’s mission is that it tangibly affects the lives of the individuals it funds.  It is special to see these students grow and fulfill the organization’s mission.  I look forward to staying involved.