Pasco-Hernando State College Volume XIV, Issue II Fall 2020 | Page 30

DONOR NOTES The Bradley Family has continued their support of PHSC students through the Pam Lampert Memorial Scholarship. Since its establishment, this scholarship has assisted five students totaling $3,000. CenterState Bank recently established a scholarship to assist PHSC nursing students. Donating $5,000 in support of the Nursing Scholarship Challenge, the local banking establishment created the CenterState Bank Nursing Scholarship that will fund several nursing students to achieve their degree. PHSC has joined with Hillsborough Community College and St. Petersburg College in the LEAP College Access Network Tampa Bay Partnerships. In coordination with the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, students who are pursuing degrees in Education and Early Childhood Education, are PELLeligible, and are on the FUSE pathway to the University of South Florida (USF) are eligible to receive $2,500 in scholarships towards their degree at PHSC. The President’s Institute Class of 2019 established the President’s Institute Engaged in Service (PIES) Fund to assist students with admission and graduation fees. To date, the fund has received over $1,300 in donations. A gift from Dell Technologies was provided to empower women seeking careers in education through a full scholarship to the Educator Preparatory Institute (EPI). The $3,600 scholarship will be awarded in fall 2020. The Gonzalez Family has again funded the Brooke Gonzalez Softball Fund through a gift of $1,500. Created to honor the memory of their daughter, a PHSC softball player, the fund was established to provide financial assistance to the PHSC softball program. Ken Hill and his family have established the Janis L. Hill Scholarship in memory of his wife of 43 years. Janis was a PHSC nursing student who dedicated her life to serving those most in need as a Hospice nurse. The Janis L. Hill Scholarship will support two RN students per semester who demonstrate financial need. The Iconic Group continues to support Alumni Initiatives of PHSC through charitable giving. During 2019, the organization provided $1,154 in support of PHSC alumni efforts. To date the Iconic Group has donated $9,558 to alumni funding at PHSC. Psetas, Tetlow & Moore, P.A., an annual supporter of the Foundation, was a sponsor of the 2019-20 Performing Arts Series. Since 2010, the organization has provided nearly $15,000 in funding to the arts at Pasco-Hernando State College. The Florida College System Foundation again invested in First Generation students through the First Generation Matching Grant Program. A total of $33,954 was provided to match gifts made by Duke Energy, Alfred and Jeanette Boyer, and the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation. The SunTrust Foundation provided a $5,000 grant for student scholarships. The funds were matched by the Roy T. and Martha B. Hardy Endowed Scholarship Fund and will administer scholarships for Pasco County nursing students. Andy and Molly Barnes generously contributed $10,000 to the Lucy Morgan First Generation in College Scholarship. The fund was originally established by the St. Petersburg Times in Morgan’s honor. Mr. Barnes, a PHSC Foundation Board Member, and his wife have annually supported this scholarship which assists students who are first in their families to attend college. The Rotary Club of New Port Richey made a $2,000 donation toward the Frank Parker Endowment Scholarship. Since its first gift in 1979, the Rotary Club of New Port Richey has generously donated over $100,000 to the PHSC Foundation. New donors, the Junior Service League of Brooksville provided $2,000 to the SOS Emergency Fund. Support was designated to female students who were graduates of a Hernando high school. Carrying on his wife’s legacy, David Thomson continued his investment in the Janet G. Thomson Scholarship. Since its inception in 2012, this scholarship has assisted over 15 students totaling $8,850. 28 PHSC