by: Rebecca L Bower
Assistant Director, Flagler County Education Foundation
The Flagler County Education Foundation received on July 20 an unexpected gift from the AdventHealth Volunteer Auxiliary, which recently was reorganized and now falls under hospital administration. Over the years, the Volunteer Auxiliary had built up their bank account and has worked with the Education Foundation to provide scholarships to local students interested in going into the medical field.
As a nonprofit, the Volunteer Auxiliary needed to deplete its bank account and made the generous decision to donate the funds to three local nonprofits. The Flagler County Education Foundation received $50,000.
"This gift was a complete surprise, and I can't tell you how appreciative we are of the Volunteer Auxiliary to be one the recipients," said Joe Rizzo, executive director of the Flagler County Education Foundation.
The foundation oversees the senior scholarship program for Flagler Schools and plans to continue the scholarships that were started by the Volunteer Auxiliary.
These scholarships have already helped many Flagler Schools students with college expenses over the years and we are glad we will be able to continue what the auxiliary has started.