I posted in January that friends of Justin Falgione were trying to fund a scholarship in his memory at his alma mater, Westminster College. Justin was a widely respected category manager at Ariba, an individual committed to public service, and my cousin who passed away suddenly in October at the age of 43. The goal of the proposed scholarship was to provide financial resources to students who major in studies emphasizing public service and to assist them in achieving their academic goals and socially responsible endeavors.

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Westminster has a high threshold for the amount of money necessary to fund a memorial scholarship. Though Justin’s friends certainly had the ambition to pursue this endeavor, actually being able to succeed at funding this scholarship was far from certain.

I spoke to my Aunt Donna (Justin’s mother) last week and she informed me that the scholarship in memory of Justin has successfully been funded!

While the various contributors had many different types of connections with Justin during his time here, she gave particular credit to his co-workers at Ariba for raising funds for this worthy scholarship. So I would like to extend my thanks to the crew at Ariba as well as everyone else who generously contributed. Your donations will help prepare some special individuals for their journey to make the world a better place for all of us and our children.

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Charles Dominick, SPSM
President & Chief Procurement Officer
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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