Pasco-Hernando State College Volume XL, Issue II - Fall 2017 - Page 27

The Florida Aquarium partnered with PHSC at the The Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill is investing in inaugural Earth Week event at Porter Campus. In deserving at-risk young people in Hernando County addition to providing a captivating keynote speaker, through a $1,000 contribution to the Take Stock in Aquarium senior vice president of conservation, Children Program. The program will be matched by the research, and husbandry, Margo McKnight, the organization also state to provide pre-paid scholarships to deserving students provided a $3,000 sponsorship to the three day event. Hundreds who participate in a mentoring program throughout middle and of students, faculty, staff, and community members participated high school. in panel discussions, educational sessions, and a family-friendly Earth Festival. Honoring those who have proudly served our country, the Lucas Magazine Foundation has contributed The Bayfront Health Dade City Volunteer Foundation, Inc. (BHDCVFI) continues its support of $500 to sponsor the PHSC Foundation’s Salute to Veterans Performance. The annual performance will PHSC nursing and health students in Dade City through commence on Sunday, November 5, at 2:00 p.m. at the PHSC a contribution of $1,950 designated toward three Performing Arts Center. Proceeds from the performance benefit semester scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. the PHSC Veterans Fund. Tickets and more information can be found at www.phsc.edu/salute-veterans. The Junior ROTC Club at Frank W. Springstead High School extended its support of the Take Stock The North Suncoast Chapter of The Florida in Children Program (TSIC). Under the leadership of Institute of CPA’s has again provided scholarship Lt. Col. Darryl Sweetwine, a gift of $500 was made to support pre-paid scholarships for Hernando County students support for accounting program students through a gift of $1,500 to the PHSC Foundation. participating in TSIC. The Suncoast Chapter of the Military Officers Scholarship access for first generation students Association of America has contributed an additional expanded through a matching program positioned $1,500 to their scholarship endowment. Students throughout all the colleges sponsored the Florida awarded will qualify with academic merit and financial need. Department of Education. This program will impact scholarship funding through several PHSC donations including the Gary L. Since 1979, the Rotary Club of New Port Richey Blackwell Charitable Foundation $2,600 gift, the Ken Boyer has administered annual investments to fund several Memorial Scholarship $1,300 matched, and the Patrick scholarship endowments. These contributions have Grattan Annual Memorial Fund $1,300 donation. These are been designated and named to honor local Rotarians also in addition to funds from the Duke Energy Foundation’s while investing in education for local people. In 2017, the Rotary $19,500 and the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation $12,000. Club of New Port Richey announced the establishment of its ninth These gifts along with the matching program will support endowed scholarship with an initial contribution of $2,000. numerous students through the academic year. The Rotary Club of Brooksville is developing a Family and friends of Brooke Gonzalez have established community of business and professional leaders by the Brook Gonzalez Softball Fund in her memory investing in students at the North Campus. A $2,000 with an initial gift of $1,844.33. Anyone can contribute contribution was recently made toward elevating the to the fund, which will be dedicated to providing resources to Dr. Richard Trump Rotary Club of Brooksville Scholarship. A total advance the efforts and excellence of the PHSC softball team. of $5,200 in scholarships will be available to 2017-18 students Brooke was a PHSC honors student and softball star when she through this fund. tragically died in 2016, just a few weeks before she was set to graduate from PHSC. Oak Hill Hospital of Spring Hill has established an annual scholarship allocated toward students The Holiday Rotary Club has continued their support enrolled in PHSC’s numerous medical programs. Their of education through a $1,000 gift to the Holiday Rotary initial contribution of $650 will establish a semester Club Endowed Scholarship. The financial donation scholarship allocated for awarding in the 2017 fall semester. provides scholarships for high-performing students in the West Pasco area that also document financial necessity. FALL 2017 27