Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Ethics of Immigration and Migration Program Receives Seed Grant

The Bustos Lopez Family Fund has made a $25,000 gift to the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics to seed its newest project, "The Ethics of Immigration and Migration."

The foundation's gift will allow the Center to deepen and inform the growing global debate on this important issue by exploring the currently underrepresented ethical aspects of immigration and migration.

Amador S. Bustos is chairman and CEO of Bustos Media, LLC, a leading private broadcasting company and the most active Spanish language radio consolidators in the United States.

Bustos and his wife, Rosalie Lopez, are very active in community social issues. Bustos said of the gift, "Rosalie and I are thrilled to support the Ethics of Immigration Project. Immigration is a worldwide phenomenon. [Immigrants are frequently] those with the greatest need, who often have no voice or representation. We hope our contribution will help SCU bring to light the responsibility we all share in helping people seeking to make an honest living in another land."

The fund's gift to the Center was made to the Global Leadership and Ethics Program, directed by Almaz Negash. According to Negash, "The seed funding from the Bustos Lopez Family Fund will help the program to begin conducting research on migration and immigration. It will also allow the program to raise more funds for planning, organizing conferences and lectures series, developing curriculum, and enhancing our Web content to address mass migration and immigration policies."

Bustos and Lopez manage a scholarship fund and other philanthropic activities through the Bustos/Lopez Family Fund of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation.

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