The Osei Rubie Charitable Fund is the philanthropic arm of National Standard Abstract (NSA), a family – and Black-owned title insurance firm that in just four years has closed over $1 billion in real estate transactions.
In its inaugural year, the fund awarded $100,000 to help more than a dozen organizations advance black culture, education, and generational wealth.
From education to entrepreneurship, the organizations sponsored by the Fund are shifting the paradigm and changing the narrative for thousands of youth and their families.
“Our greatest achievement in life is the inheritance that we leave behind for our children. As a father, I wanted to create new pathways that would empower us as descendants of Africa to reclaim and rebuild what was lost in the past 400 years,” said Rubie, a longstanding advocate for community and economic development.
“A high school education is often a dream deferred for so many deserving students unable to afford the cost of tuition to attend some of Jamaica’s leading high schools.
The Osei Rubie Charitable Fund has helped us expand our capacity to provide six additional scholarships totaling forty-two and offer new laptops to 10th-grade students for this academic year,” said Dwight Green, the executive director of Future Leaders of Jamaica.
“One gesture of goodwill, such as purchasing a team’s uniforms, is all it could take to forever transform minds and communities. With the generous support from the Osei Rubie Charitable Fund, we were able to subsidize the enrollment fees for several of our scholar-athletes whose families did not have the financial wherewithal,” said Jacques M. Léandre, Esq., president of the Rosedale Jets Football Association.
The Osei Rubie Charitable Fund is empowering families of all sizes and economic backgrounds by expanding access to supportive services, scholarships, mentoring, and career development.
“Our No. 19 ranking among all HBCUs underscores both the high quality of the education we provide and the cost-effective, real-world value a degree from Lincoln University represents. We are able to achieve this important ranking because of the committed support from donors like Mr. Osei Rubie and the Osei Rubie Charitable fund,” stated Brenda A. Allen, president of Lincoln University.
“This has been a very long five years; college has really been hard for me. I learned a lot from experiences that taught me lessons that I will take with me for the rest of my life. I would have never expected to end my college years with a scholarship in the form of a computer, and I am truly grateful for it,” said Ellisa Martin, a Lincoln University senior and first recipient of the Osei Rubie Technology Scholarship.
Rubie hopes that his Fund will serve as a blueprint to establish a pipeline for young, seasoned, and retired professionals to make monetary contributions and impart their life experiences towards building a better tomorrow.