In 2008, Mr. Dick Jacobson, founder of the Richard O. Jacobson Foundation, provided a $700,000 gift to help CFY toward fulfilling our endowment mission. In September 2017, The Richard O. Jacobson Foundation provided an additional matching gift of $100,00. In recognition of Dick Jacobson, who was both a great friend and benefactor to the youth of our community, helping lead us to greater heights and aspirations, the Richard O. Jacobson Postsecondary Scholarship Program was dedicated in his honor.
Each fall, rising seniors within the Pinellas County public and private school footprint are invited to apply. All applications undergo a formal review process by our Scholarship Committee, selected recipients to be honored at our annual banquet in the spring. While prior participation in a CFY sponsored program is advantageous, it is not a requirement for selection. In the spirit of Dick’s generosity, local philanthropists continue to support the program with the collective vision of building champions for life, on and off the field.
Applications for the 2022 ROJ Scholarship Program will become available in late fall 2021.
For more information on becoming a sponsor, please inquire with our office directly.