The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria, 2009 Award Recipients
The Company You Keep
I am a proud graduate of TC Williams High School Class of ’97 and a former Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Award Recipient. I received a great education at TC and I am grateful for the opportunity to support deserving TC graduates attain their college goals in my capacity as Chair of the Clash of the Titans and the Fall Fund Drive.
I am in good company as a Scholarship Fund supporter. The SFA was created by a group of engaged parents who wanted to support and promote higher education for TC Williams graduates. I have seen the outpouring of support continue from 1,500 parents, alumni, businesses and community members who give each year to help make college dreams come true. I have also witnessed the pride of scholarship recipients like me who have gone on to have amazing careers (including teachers, doctors, lawyers, and artists to name a few) as they come back to be honored as our “Portraits of Success” at our Annual Spring Gala.
What an incredible grass-roots organization to have right here in Alexandria aimed at benefiting Alexandria’s own, Alexandria’s best, and Alexandria’s future – the graduates of TC Williams High School! Since 1986, the Scholarship Fund has awarded $12.5 million in scholarships to 4,300 deserving TC Williams graduates.
This year alone, the Fund awarded $460,000 in scholarships to 161 members of the Class of 2016, and awarded $540,000 in renewal scholarships to prior graduates. The Fund’s staff also provides valuable and much needed assistance in advising students and their families on how to navigate the college application and financial aid process.
But as we all know, the cost of higher education continues to rise (and the possibility of going to college seems farther and farther away to students can’t afford it. That’s where you come in! Contribute now, with the knowledge that 93 cents of every dollar you donate to the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria will go directly toward helping those TC Williams graduates achieve a college degree where they can unlock their potential and go on to do great things like the many Portraits of Success before them.
Please join the 1,500 annual donors who give generously of themselves to support our students and our community. You will be in good company!
Douglas Garcia, TCW ’97
Chair, Clash of the Titans and the Fall Fund Drive
Member, SFA Board of Trustees
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