The Founders Fund Announces 2017/2018 Board of Trustees

The Founders Fund is pleased to announce their 2018 Board of Trustees. The local 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization was founded in 1991 and provides financial assistance to students from Collier County in their pursuit of a higher education.

The Founders Fund Board of Trustees includes: Rob McNaghten as Chairman of Board, Adam Crescenzi as Vice Chairman, Paul Duncan as Treasurer, Karla Albanese, Susan Brown, Jean Ensley, Rick Ermler, Michele Farrell, Tom Lear, Phil Leone, Jim Marinelli, Sue McNaghten, Jim O’Brien, Schuyler Peck, Karen Pulte, Cindy Schappert, George Thomas and Meg Tyre. Stacy Lee-Williams will be serving as the secretary to the Board of Trustees and is the Fund Administrator.

The newly formed Founders Fund Advisory Board includes: Dick Censits, John Levy, Maureen O’Gorman, and Joan Thomas.

In 2017, The Founders Fund awarded 37 Collier County students with $10,000 scholarships for college and post high school education. Students will receive $2,500 per year so long as they maintain a B average or better in their college studies. Currently the Founders Fund provides college scholarships for 96 Collier County high school graduates now attending college and/or technical institutes.

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