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SMU Dedman College alumnus up for 2017 Most Valuable Philanthropist in Sports

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Originally Posted: June 1, 2017

The New York Jets‘ (& SMU #DedmanCollege‘s) Kelvin Beachum Jr. is up for Most Valuable Philanthropist 2017. Help a #Mustang out! Vote through July 1.

Kelvin Beachum

Beachum Charitable Fund

Kelvin Beachum is committed to helping young people, especially minority and disadvantaged youth, develop the habits and skills for success. He has a special focus on encouraging minority youth to engage STEM-centric disciplines and STEM careers, especially in robotics, computer programming, automotive, and aviation. In addition to his commitments with the NFL, Beachum is known for his dedication to ending hunger by working directly with hunger advocacy groups like Bread for the World and World Vision, and supporting community food banks across America. He also sits on the Entertainment Council for Feeding America. Beachum sits on the Executive Boards for the Simmons School of Education and Human Development and Lyle School of Engineering at SMU. He is an alternate union rep for the NFLPA and a member of the NFLPA Brand Ambassador Program. A man of strong faith, Beachum is devoted to glorifying God with everything he does and uses his time and influence to encourage others, especially young people, by advocating education, faithful devotion and being of service to others. READ MORE