Introducing The Albert P. Stauderman, Jr. Newhouse Leaders Scholarship
On February 26, 2022, the Dikaia Foundation awarded over $25,000 in scholarship support to 44 members of the Delta Upsilon undergraduate Chapter. Event Press Release.
What is The Dikaia Foundation?
Dikaia Foundation, Inc. ("Dikaia" or the Foundation) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) founded by Delta Upsilon Syracuse University Chapter alumni in 1952. Dikaia’s mission is to aid, encourage, promote and contribute to the education and general well-being of members of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity at Syracuse University. The Foundation’s objectives are to:
What are the Dikaia Scholarships?
Since its founding, Dikaia has provided academic, merit and needs-based scholarships to hundreds of Delta Upsilon undergraduate brothers at Syracuse. Dikaia has granted over $700,000 in scholarships to students, along with sponsorship of other educational programs. Our annual awards event is held on the campus of Syracuse University in the Spring of each academic year and open to the public.
The Stauderman Scholarship
The Albert P. Stauderman, Jr. Newhouse Leaders Award will be awarded for the first time in the Spring of 2023. The award is named after Al Stauderman '58, a leader as both an undergraduate and as an alumnus, who inspired many SU DU alumni to support the Syracuse Chapter.
A dedicated, committed and energetic alumnus, Al led by example and served as a Dikaia Foundation President and Dikaia board member, as well as the founder of the Newhouse Alumni Association.
The Stauderman Award is open to all Newhouse School of Public Communications majors and selection criteria includes both Chapter and University leadership with additional consideration based on financial need.
Albert P. Stauderman, Jr. (1936-2022)
He was also a founder of the Newhouse Alumni Association and worked to establish the university's Stephen Crane Lecture. After college, Al was posted to Orleans, France as a Second Lieutenant with the Army Security Agency. He transitioned to the Army Reserves after his active duty service and was honorably discharged at the rank of Captain. Al's career as an advertising production executive spanned half a century. As a manager of the Commercial Production Unit at Procter & Gamble, he served as the company's liaison to the advertising agencies and film companies that created TV ads for P&G's consumer products. In 1982, he moved from Cincinnati, Ohio to Wilton, Connecticut to establish a commercial production office at Richardson Vicks, and in 1985 he co-founded Bird Bonette Stauderman, in Westport, Connecticut, which provides advertising production consulting to corporate clients around the world. As a lay leader in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Al served as council president for two congregations and advised both the Ohio Synod and the national church organization. Al loved sailing and for many years was on the race committee of Sprite Island Yacht Club in Norwalk, Connecticut. He also conducted boat safety checks with the Saugatuck River Power Squadron. He loved English sportscars and participated in road rallies in France and in the U.S. Tennis was another lifetime pursuit, and the soundtrack of his life featured Dave Brubeck and the Modern Jazz Quartet in heavy rotation. Over the years, he perfected the blended whiskey Manhattan. He was a long-time member of the Wilton Water Commission, and also served on the town's Inland Wetlands Commission. In his later years, Al worked to locate the lost burial places of enslaved Black people who lived in Wilton during the early Colonial Era and bring these sacred sites to the attention of town officials.
Al is survived by Helen, his wife of 63 years; his children: Elizabeth of Rochester, New York; Sarah (Andrew Robb) of Washington, DC; and Ted (Julia Noonan) of Rockville, Maryland; two grandchildren: Frederic and Katherine; his sister Susan Deckhart of Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania; and many family members, friends, and business associates who remember him as a thoughtful, ethical, funny, and kind man.
How to Donate to the Stauderman Scholarship
Dikaia is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization. Please send your tax deductible gift to:
via Venmo: @Dikaia-Foundation
via Zelle: (857) 272-5047
Checks: Dikaia Foundation Inc.
c/o Oswald C. Street IV
107 Chestnut Street, #4
Boston, MA 02108
Dikaia Tax ID: 16-6044201