Long Beach Rotary Scholarship Foundation

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Organization

The Long Beach Rotary Scholarship Foundation (RSF) has been committed to financially supporting Long Beach area high school graduates pursuing additional training and academics at LBCC and CSULB for more than 50 years.  How education has changed and continues evolving.  Exhibit # 1:  You are reading this on the internet.  Exhibit # 2:  The College Promise.

 

Reflecting upon history and documenting accomplishments, the Board of Directors senses an overwhelming pride and fiduciary responsibility. We have maintained the Mission set forth at the creation of the Foundation.  In 1964, the first Annual Report noted awarding six scholarships and an investment portfolio of approximately $54,000.  In the past academic year, we awarded about 250 scholarships totaling approximately $350,000.  We expect to grow the number of scholarships and the size of financial support.

 

Where does the money come from?  Our investment portfolio and real estate is now approaching $13,000,000.  The Board provides stewardship and funds are professionally managed.  Subject to a Gift Acceptance Policy, the RSF accepts tax-deductible contributions from Long Beach Rotary Club members and those seeking to support our Mission and youth in our community.

 

We are joyfully providing financial assistance to qualified scholars who may not fit the mold for financial aid, however, cannot afford the multi-tier cost of higher education.

 

The RSF is the largest annual scholarship donor to LBCC and to CSULB.  We are supporting vocational, trades and academic success and thereby ensuring a productive workforce for the future.

 

The Long Beach Rotary Scholarship Foundation is truly a treasure in our community.


A Board of Directors consisting entirely of Long Beach Rotarians administers the Foundation.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Virginia Baxter
Don Cochran
Craig Dougherty, Past Chair
Marcelle Epley
Lance Kenyon
Cam Doherty Killingsworth
Bob Luskin, Past Chair
Jim Mills-Winkler
Jane Netherton, Past Chair
Frank Newell, Past Chair
Mark Schneider
Jean Bixby Smith
Jeff Wimbish
Scott Apel, VP of Administration & Finance, CSULB Representative
Marcia Parker, Director of Community Relations, LBCC Representative
Craig Cross, Chair
Bob Steuber, Vice Chair
Larry Jackson, Secretary
Mark Curtis, Treasurer
Letty Totah, Executive Director

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