Over One Million Dollars!
On December 10, 2019, the Kiwanis Club of St. Petersburg presented a check for $112,500.00 to Mayor Rick Krieseman for his St. Pete’s Promise Committee representing the proceeds of the their Fischer-Carr Scholarship Events held this year. Partnering with the Pinellas Education Foundation this will provide 25 students with Take Stock In Children Scholarships. The Scholarships provide free college tuition to students from low income families in grades 6 through 11 upon graduation from high school with grades of C or better and remaining crime and drug free. The students are also provided with a mentor. The Program is administered through the Pinellas Education Foundation. The Kiwanis Club raises funds through a Bash held in May and a golf tournament in November.
This check puts the total Kiwanis Club donations at $1,018,500.00 since starting in 2005. With these 25 students receiving scholarships next spring, it brings the total to 353 students
The Scholarship Fund is in memory of two prominent Kiwanians, H. James Fischer and Robert “Skip” Carr, who were outstanding community leaders. The 2020 Bash will take place on Saturday, May 29th, at the St. Petersburg Coliseum.