The Founders Scholarship Fund appoints Stacy Lee-Williams as Director

The Founders Scholarship Fund Board of Trustees has appointed Stacy Lee-Williams as its Director. Williams has been working with the non-profit organization since 2017 on a part-time basis as the Fund Administrator. She is the first full-time employee for the organization and the first Founders Fund Director.

Williams is responsible for all aspects of the non-profit organization’s business operations; donor relations; student scholarships and communications; and fundraisers. She attended Florida Southwestern State College; is a Certified Diversity Professional; and holds a Small Business Management Certificate for her studies.

Prior to joining the Founders Fund, Inc., Williams was the Development and Fundraising Coordinator for the non-profit Our Mother’s Home in Fort Myers; Fundraising and Events Associate for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Lee County; and Marketing Manager for The Lion’s Den of SWFL.

Her community involvement includes being a current board member of several organizations: Earn to Learn, Lee County Housing Development Corp. and Laboratory Theater in Fort Myers. Williams is an Advisory Board member for Dress for Success of Collier County, and she serves as Secretary for the Founders Fund, Inc. Board of Trustees. She has also served as a Train the Trainer – Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Organization; was a previous Board Member of Colours School of the Arts; served as Events Chair for Hodges University Diversity Festival; and was a Board Member for Jazz on the Green.

The Founders Scholarship Fund was founded in 1991 by Club Pelican Bay golf members and is a non-profit/tax-exempt charitable organization that provides financial assistance to young men and women of Collier County in pursuit of post high school education – college or technical training. Since its inception, over 700 students have been awarded more than $4 million in scholarships.

The Founders Fund selects approximately 24 to 35 graduating students each spring from Collier County High Schools to receive scholarships based on their academic success and financial need. The $10,000 scholarships are awarded $2,500 per year as a renewable scholarship based on the student maintaining a B average. Currently, the Fund has over 100 students receiving annual scholarships.

For more information about scholarships, sponsorships or becoming a part of the organization, call 239-593-0124 or visit

This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.