Hendrick Scholarship Foundation

November/December Newsletter 2017

Inaugural Pros For A Purpose Pro-Am Golf Tournament was a HIT!

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The inaugural Pros For A Purpose Golf Pro-Am tournament, presented by Toyota of Plano, was held on November 13, 2017 at the beautiful Gleneagles Country Club. A huge THANK YOU to Rusty Gentry and Toyota of Plano for being a great philanthropic partner with Hendrick Scholarship Foundation.

Proceeds from the tournament will help us provide scholarships and support services to our Plano ISD graduates who have overcome adversity. The event was a great success thanks to our generous sponsors: Ralph Stow, Malin USA, Ratliff Companies, The Rotary Club of Plano, Huffines Chevrolet Plano, Richmond & Associates Landscaping, Platinum Homes by Mark Molthan, Chisum Sports And Hospitality, Price Distributing Co., Needham Roofing, Direct Orthopedic Care - DFW, and TES Energy Services,LP. Also, a big thank you to all the players, pros, staff and volunteers!

The Hendrick Scholarship Foundation on NBC "5 Talk Street"

Executive Director Gregg Pappas and Collin College Advisor/former HSF scholar Nadia Khedairy appeared on NBC's "5 Talk Street" to share the latest news about the Hendrick Scholarship Foundation with their viewers. Nadia shared her personal story on how the foundation has impacted her life. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss Hendrick with Kristin Dickerson. In case you missed it, here is the link to the My NBC5 "5 Talk Street" interview. https://buff.ly/2ysX9bv #SuccessThroughEducation
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The holidays are here and that means it's a new season of giving. Please, if you can, remember to give to those who are not as fortunate. A college education is one of the greatest gifts anyone could receive.

There are still so many Plano ISD students who desperately need and deserve that gift. Our Year End Appeal has been delivered to your mailbox and the Hendrick Scholarship Foundation graciously asks that you give what you can to help the very deserving students. Our goal for 2017 is $15,000.

Hendrick Presents at the Plano Rotary Club

On October 26, Hendrick was the featured organization at the Plano Rotary Club meeting. Among the topics discussed was the foundation's’ mission and impact on Plano ISD graduates.

HSF Vice President and Rotary Club member Nancy Humphrey highlighted the history of the organization. Executive Director Gregg Pappas thanked the Club for their continued support of the foundation through grants and volunteers for our annual golf tournament.

Board member and Student Success Committee Chair Tom Donaldson spoke to Rotarians about the uniqueness of Hendrick, the support services and scholarships provided to all HSF scholars, in particular academic advising, volunteer coaches, tutoring, a series of life skills workshops, career guidance and referrals to community resources.

The Club also heard from a graduate of the program, Hannah Aziz, who achieved her dream of a Bachelor’s Degree in 2016 from Texas Woman’s University. Hannah witnessed her mother being murdered by her father at 3-years-old, she was left without parents and her grandmother, who was the primary caretaker of the children, died shortly later. This all happened before Hannah turned 10-years-old.

Current student, Jayla Rutledge, who is studying nursing at UT Arlington and is expected to graduate in December 2018, also addressed the Club. She credits her coach with much of her success, keeping her focused and encouraging her to be the best she can be.

Taste 2018 is going to be our BEST Taste Event yet!

NEW Date! NEW Venue! NEW Name!

The Hendrick Scholarship Foundation is so excited to announce our new partnerships with Classic BMW - Plano and Honorary Chair, Kellie Rasberry from Kidd Kraddick in the Morning. Taste 2018 (formally known as The Taste of Elegance), will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 6:00pm!

More details will be revealed soon so stay tuned!

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Hendrick Student, Juana Corbin, speaks on how Hendrick has impacted her life

“I want to let everyone know that the Hendrick Scholarship has changed my life. I am very grateful that out of many I was chosen to be a recipient of the Hendrick Scholarship. I am given the resources to be successful not only in college but my personal life and professional life.

I have been shown by many recipients and faculty of the Hendrick Scholarship that education is the key to success. Adversities do not hinder one's ability, but it makes us stronger to never give up on our dreams.”