100% of the net earnings of the tournament support local and international programs of our club.
80% of your contribution supports The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc.
20% of your contribution will support the many missions of our club.
Learn more about our support below.
We are ending poverty, one child at a time.
Since the inception of the Sunrise Rotary Pro-Am over 80% of the money raised has been donated to The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools for use in the Take Stock in Children Program.
Your contribution is doubled by a State grant. Our club donated $32,000 to the program in 2018, which was doubled to fund $64,000 in pre-paid tuition.
Take Stock in Children was established in 1995 as a non-profit organization in Florida that provides a unique opportunity for low-income and at-risk students to escape the cycle of poverty through education. Take Stock offers students college scholarships, caring volunteer mentors, and hope for a better life.
Each student who enters the program signs a contract promising to remain crime and drug-free, maintain a 2.5 GPA and above, exhibit good behavior, and meet with their assigned mentor regularly through high school graduation. Upon graduation, students receive a 4-year college tuition scholarship. Take Stock in Children staff meet with students in the program each semester to ensure students have the resources they need to complete school. Student grades are tracked quarterly and immediate intervention is provided should students show signs of academic decline.
The Foundation's comprehensive services start in middle school, continue through high school and include their transition into college. This program is funded through a unique public-private fundraising model, and the mentors generously volunteer their services to the children.
We are active in our community, and active in the world.
In addition to our perennial support of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc., Sunrise Rotary supports charitable missions in Lee County and throughout the world. In 2018, $8,000 of the tournament proceeds were added to our mission fund. Click the link below to view our mission page and see many of the programs we support.
Pine Manor Improvement Association | The Rotary Foundation | Gift of Life Florida | Project Dentist Care | WGCU
Gladiolus Food Pantry | Blessings in a Backpack | The Polio Plus Fund | Rotary's Camp Florida | Shelter Box | Dictionary Day