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Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation (TASF)
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Tuskegee Airmen Members Play Vital Role in Scholarship Funding
You're Making a Difference!
We are so happy that we can count on you.The Tuskegee Airmen Inc.(TAI) membership response at the 2016 National Convention was outstanding, providing nearly $8,000 in scholarship donations and pledges. This year, the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation (TASF) wants to top that figure, moving the organization closer to offering scholarships that are more competitive with the rising cost of education. Our leadership team is confident that as we publicize the impact your contributions, individuals and local TAI chapters will become even more enthused about their giving. Some chapters have already made their annual contributions, giving in excess of $1,000. We applaud this effort and encourage chapter-level giving as a complement to individual gifts. Individuals and chapters are encouraged to make their gifts to TASF before or at the convention. Donations made before the convention will be acknowledged on the convention floor by President Bill Robinson during the Foundation's Annual Scholarship Report. You have again helped us award 40 scholarships to amazing students attending stellar educational institutions. Visit the scholarship page to see the names of scholarship winners. Together, we are making it happen. Thank you for your support!
Get on Board with a Recurring Gift
Now, anyone can make designated gifts through TASF's website. There you can make
memorial gifts in the name of a Lonely Eagle, make a gift in honor of a serviceman, or set up recurring gifts that are made monthly. Recurring gifts have less economic impact on the donor but result in significant gifts to the Foundation adding up to hundreds of dollars over time. TASF supporters can make convenient and safe donations right from their computer or smartphone. Click on the red button and you are on your way to supporting student scholarships. Checks can also be mailed to the Foundation headquarters office: Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation, 1816 S. Figueroa Street, #413, Los Angeles, CA 90015. Donations are acknowledged and are tax-deductible.
Memorial Day Campaign Garners Great Response
James A. Harris, Sr,. Lonely Eagle
TASF supporters were quick to respond to the Memorial Day Campaign which provided an opportunity for loved ones to reflect on the tremendous impact of the Tuskegee Airmen. One such memorial gift was made in the name of James A. Harris, Founder and former Pastor of Faith Community Baptist Church, Past President of the National Education Association, an Educator (art and mathematics) for 35 years, and a Tuskegee Airman. His paintings and sculptures are reportedly found all over the United States in churches, businesses and homes. (Source: Legacy.com) Thanks to all of you who made memorial gifts including the Register and Powell families.
TASF Outreaches to Next Generation of STEM Scholarship Applicants
TASF partnered with Northrop Grumman to sponsor a "Aerospace Days" seminar at Morningside High School. The event was sponsored by TASF in conjunction with the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC). The Southern California Aerospace Council (SCAC) which serves as the aerospace arm of LAEDC launched the inaugural observance as a means to highlight the aerospace and defense industry’s vital economic impact on the Los Angeles regional economy.
TASF Awards New STEM Scholarships Totaling $7,000
Three fortunate seniors are the beneficiaries of TASF's new STEM scholarships which were made possible through gifts from Edison International and individual donors. Sedric Harris, (pictured left) a Nuclear Science major is headed to North Carolina State University in the fall. Two other students, Daziah Turner, a Computer Engineering major, and Alexander Tekle, an Electrical Engineering major, are headed to Pomona College - Claremont California, and Stanford University, respectively. Visit the website for photos of the 2017 STEM scholarship winners. The Foundation continues to seek the best and brightest students for its scholarship awards. Thank you chapters for your participation and support.
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