Femi Memorial Outreach

Empowering Students. Turning Lives Around.

About Us

Femi Memorial Outreach Fund, was founded in 2004 as a division of the Femi Pedro Fund to honor the life and legacy of Femi Robert Martin Pedro who died on August 21, 2004 at the age of 19 from a rare cancer. Throughout his illness, Femi maintained a positive outlook about his treatment and continued his academic studies under an athletic scholarship. His smile and warmth encouraged those around him to "keep living" and "trust in God’s goodness" even in the midst of his health crisis. Femi’s goals to focus on improving the lives of others through education, commitment to the community, mentoring others and faith in God were among the values he learned from his parents, Bob (Babalola) and Cecelia Pedro, who emigrated to the United States from Nigeria in 1976.

To honor their son’s passion for life, Bob and Cecelia Pedro intertwined their dreams for their son with their son’s dreams for a better world. Femi Memorial Outreach Fund was incorporated on October 1, 2004 in the State of Illinois as a nonprofit organization to impact the lives of both academic at-risk and immigrant students by developing and implementing a wide range of educational, social and charitable programs and activities that would help them build strong moral, academic and emotional foundations necessary for success.

For more information about Femi Memorial Outreach Fund, click the links at the left or click the links below.

Click here to view our 2012 Annual Report.

Click here to view our 2012 newsletter.

Click here to view our 2011 newsletter.

Click here to view our 2010 newsletter.

Click here to view our flyer.