As we prepare to award our third round of scholarships, this moment offers a chance to reflect on why we view education as a priority and our responsibility to ensure the next generation has the greatest opportunity for success.
One of Flagler Tiger Bay Club’s core missions is to assist in the development of future leaders. We accomplish this mission through our Young Tiger Program and our Scholarship Program. With approximately 40 students participating in our Young Tiger Program, the Flagler Tiger Bay Club is strongly committed and invested in accomplishing this mission and willing to provide the financial support necessary to meet and exceed our objectives.
Our first year’s scholarship objective provided through the Flagler County Education Foundation was $10,000. Through our membership, we raised $20,000, exceeding expectations.
In 2021 we were hoping to get back to the previous goal of $20,000, which in and of itself would have been a stretch given the pandemic. Thanks to the leadership and tenacity of our Scholarship Chair Gary Walsh, our Club raised $22,000 for Flagler County students.
This year’s pandemic-driven Scholarship goal was $20,000. Our numbers, in the process of being finalized for 2022, are almost double the previous two years – edging close to $40,000 with $24,000 already in the bank and the remaining in pledges coming in. This is a record for the Flagler Tiger Bay Club.
We have a responsibility to our community, and to our youth, in helping to develop our future leaders.
Hats off to our membership and the Flagler Tiger Bay Club Scholarship Committee.
We also give thanks and praise to the Flagler County Education Foundation for administering this program and all of the great work that they do. As an organization, we have always believed that this type of activity is an important part of our responsibility in being good corporate citizens and making our community a better place.