SSF continues to be successful in recruiting the best and the brightest students who possess a financial need, and strong academic success and good character. In response, our residents achieve their dream of a college education. Our success is due to the large participation from our alumni and partners. As a supporter of SSF, you are helping ensure future generations of deserving students attain an Education for Life.
Ways to become an active participant with SSF are by staying informed, becoming a member of one of our three giving societies, engaging in partnership opportunities, and participating in other ways to give.
Please provide us with your updated information below so we can keep you up-to-date with what is new at SSF, upcoming events, and ways you can support our 450 residents succeed.
SSF Emeritus Alumni Society
The Southern Scholarship Foundation Emeritus Alumni Society encourages the continuing interest and participation of SSF alumni who have reached Emeritus status, meaning those who lived in the Foundation 50 or more years ago. At the 50th anniversary of each resident’s first year living at SSF, the members are automatically admitted to the Society. For more information please contact Dr. Shawn J. Woodin, President/CEO. SWoodin@SouthernScholarship.org
Our organization partners with foundations, businesses, civic clubs, and other nonprofits across the country on a variety of projects to ensure diversity in our program and create growth opportunities for our students. They continue to go above and beyond for SSF residents by hosting pantry stuffing parties, organizing work days to help with house projects, and conducting fundraisers within their own clubs to support SSF. SSF could not be successful without them.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming an SSF partner please download our SSF Partnership Program flyer or contact President/CEO Dr. Shawn Woodin at 850.222.3833 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alpha Delta Kappa
Association of Retired Faculty – FSU
The Best & The Brightest
Business and Professional Women
College Reach Out Program – CROP
Delta Kappa Gamma
Eda & Cliff Viner Community Scholars Foundation
FastSigns – Tallahassee
Flagler College -Tallahassee
Florida A&M University
Florida District of Pilot International
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida State University
Florida District of Kiwanis International
Monroe County Education Foundation
Pilot Scholarship House Foundation
Rotary Club of Tallahassee
Santa Fe College
Take Stock in Children
Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation
University of Florida
Women of the Good Samaritans Network Church
Youth Leadership Tallahassee
Ways to Engage
SSF is privately funded. Your gifts supply SSF with the critical operating support we need to cover the cost of rent-free housing scholarships for students. To learn more about how your gift makes a lasting impact, please review our latest Executive Summary.
Ways to Engage
- Phone – 850-222-3833
- Mail – 322 Stadium Drive Tallahassee, FL 32304. Please make check payable to Southern Scholarship Foundation and specify any designation for your gift.
- Stock – Consult your financial advisor to find out how.
- Charitable IRA Distribution – By naming Southern Scholarship Foundation as a beneficiary of your retirement accounts, you can leave a legacy for SSF students. You will need to determine the right plan for you depending on a number of factors including your age, income needs and financial objectives.
- Honor someone special – with a tribute, memorial gift, or sponsor an SSF resident.
- Facilitate a matching gift – many companies will match an employee’s gift to charitable and educational organizations.
- Become a House Champion – The House Champion program allows community supporters, board members, individuals and SSF alumni to take a house under their wing with pizza parties, Finals Week goodie bags, and love & support throughout the year!
SSF Giving Societies
As a member of one of SSF’s giving societies, you can designate your gift and decide if you would like to donate on a recurring monthly or annual basis. Giving any amount allows you to play an important role in the financial health of SSF and make a powerful statement about how much you value the Education for Life philosophy.
Young Philanthropist Society
SSF’s Young Philanthropist Society for current residents and alumni under 30 to invest $1 to $40 a month as a way to continue their legacy.
Alexander McDonald (Stone 2015-2019)
Alli Mowry (BPW 2012-2016)
Anthony Kwabena Osei (Frueauff 2011-2014)
Brianna Wright (FSU-Pilot 2013-2016)
Brittany Hope (FSU-Pilot 2015-2018)
Charles Ford III (Smith-Tyner 2014-2018)
Chloe Harden (Polk 2017-Current)
Cody L. Jarrett (Hartman-Kiwanis 2007, Hawksley II 2008-2011)
Connor Christian (EC Allen 2014-2018)
Daniel S. Parker (Hawksely II 2006)
Daniel Sebastian Tello Trillo (E.C.Allen 2006-2009)
David A. Yakobovitch (Hartman-Kiwanis 2010-2012)
Geranise Dorce (Lastinger 2016-2018)
Grace Castro (Hawksley I 2014-2017)
J Rillan Dasalla (Dr. Mode L. Stone 2014-Current)
Joanna Oliva (McKaig-Malthouse 2013-2016)
Joseph Briggs (Hawksley II and Hartman-Kiwanis 2013-2017)
Julian Soto (Rotary 2011-2015)
Julie Gomez (ADK 2011-2015)
Jessica Watson-Maynard (Rotary 2007-2009)
Justin Watson-Maynard (BPW 2006-2009)
Kathryn Aguiar (Polk 2010-2014)
Kayla Moore (Tyner 2015-2017)
Laura S. Stoltzfus (BPW, McKaig-Malthouse 2010-2012)
Maria del Risco (Grace Fox 2013-2016)
Mary Meade (Grace Fox 2014-2018)
Melissa “Missy” Castillo (BPW 2013-2016)
Nathalie Bazelais Ayers (McKaig-Malthouse 2012-2016)
Nicolas Stoltzfus (E.C. Allen 2008-2012)
Phillip Mendez (Dr. Mode L. Stone 2014-2017)
Rachel Coulanges (Gresham-Kite Pilot 2014-2017)
Rashid Elsamra (E.C.Allen & Stone 2013-2017)
Ricardo “Ricky” Romero (Rotary 2012-2018)
Robert “Cody” Epperson (Rotary 2008-2010)
Sarah Marie Grissom (BPW 2013-2017)
Scott Raymond Carroll V (Rotary & E.C.Allen 2011-2015)
Simone Buchanan (Lastinger 2010-2012)
Troy Townsend (Knight 2015-2018)
William Ballentine (Smith-Tyner 2012-2015)
Dr. Mode L. Stone Pledge Society
Donors who commit gifts of $500 or more for 3-5 years become members of the Dr. Mode L. Stone Pledge Society. Involvement in our Pledge Society gives you the opportunity to enjoy the company of others who, like yourself, care about protecting and strengthening Southern Scholarship Foundation for future generations of deserving young students. By joining the pledge society today, you will enhance future generations.
As a member of this society, you can choose to direct your contribution toward a specific campus, program, scholarship house, repairs & maintenance, endowment, or any other demographic. Designating your contribution as unrestricted will allow SSF to utilize your support where it is most needed.
- Founder’s Circle $5,000+ annually
- Chairman’s Circle $2,500-$4,999 annually
- President’s Club $1,500-$2,499 annually
- Friends of the Foundation $500-$1,499 annually
Dean M. & Tammy Y. Piacente
Ellen H. LeDuc
F. James Wylie, Jr. and Florida District of Kiwanis International
Florida Association of Broadcasters, Inc.
Florida Central Railroad
Joseph & Janice Nisbett
Terry E. & Georgann Lewis
W.S. Badcock Corporation
Pilot Scholarship House Foundation
Charles & Karyn Chapman
Claudia & Richard Ward
Coloney Bell Engineering (CTTE, Inc.)
Florida Turnpike Service, LLC
Gene A. and Linda Outlaw Kent
Jeffrey L. and Serena Ayscue
Linda R. Eshleman, Ph.D.
Maxine Martens Dunlop
Paul A. and Melissa K. McLeod
Rebecca Gill Tolnay
Yim C. Loo
David & Debbie Alsobrook
David & Suzanne Juday
Dr. Tyler and Mrs. Jazmin Caton
Edward & Phyllis Lubbers
Hildy M. Sastre
James D. & Penny D. Neil
John G. Hamilton
Lisa K. Miller
Mickey S. & Audrey Moore
Steven M. Sweat
William “Bill” & Nancy Thompson
William Henry & Cecilia Maher
Friends of the Foundation
Argyle Dental Professional PA
Ashley L. & Michael Wright
Barby & Justin Moro
Capital City Kiwanis Club
Charlotte & Mark Edenfield
Christian M. Tuskes
Cynthia L. Pekrul
Dhyana Ziegler, Ph.D.
Donald M. Miller, Ph.D.
E. Kathleen Adams
Elizabeth & Aaron Boyette
Elizabeth Ashley Williams
Fred & Teresa Turner
George G. Levesque
Granville Cassell Houchins
Heather Jackson (BPW)
Howard & Susan Eisenman
Hubbard Godfrey Architects, Inc.
J. Gerald & Patricia Murphy
James “Jay” W. & Betty Sue Newman, Jr.
James C. and Lisa Fanaro
James L. & Sherry B. Morrison
Jim & Sandra Wylie, Jr.
John & Karen Perry
John and Ginny Dailey
John M. Jenkins
Josh & Betsy Reyes
Keith Wemm (Florida Retail Federation)
Leah & Brian Chambers
Linda M. Pek
Linda U. Jenkins
Lisa M. Chauveron
Lopez Law LLC
Louis Lawrence Dilbert
Mark & Judy Mader
Pam Hamilton Lester
Pamela B. & Robert Davis
Paul James Taylor
Professional Consultants, Inc.
R. Scott Vedder
Ray & Amber R. Tynan
Rebecca and Clayton Davie
Rhoda Glasco Foderingham
Ruth Beckett Patschke
Ryan & Becky Tucker
Shawn & Chero Woodin
Staci E. Spanos Gibson
Teresha Freckleton-Petite and Damon Petite
W. Louis & Carolyn Bashaw
Wade D. Prince
Zachary & Rachel Scharlepp
Education for Life Legacy Society
The Education for Life Legacy Society honors and recognizes donors who have included a gift for SSF in their wills, trusts, retirement plans, life insurance designations, endowments and other planned gifts. Legacy donors may direct their gift to establish a named fund at SSF, etching their family names in the history of SSF, forever. By joining others who have taken this step, you can take satisfaction from knowing that you are part of the Education for Life legacy.
Alfred I. duPont Foundation, Inc. Endowment
Dennis J. Allen Scholarship Endowment
Dr. E. Ray Solomon Endowment
Estelle Mills Bishop Scholarship Endowment
Florida District Kiwanis Endowment
Florida Retail Federation Scholarship House Endowment
Fred A. Martin Endowment
Freeman Repairs and Maintenance Endowment
George W. Hawksley Endowment
Harry D. Frueauff, Jr. Endowment
J. Velma Keen & Mary Weedon Keen Endowment
Mack Tyner, III Endowment for Repairs & Maintenance
Marie Meeks Endowed Scholarship Endowment
Mary Hyatt & Russell McCaughan Endowment
Nancy D. Allen Scholarship Endowment
Pearl Tyner Endowment for Repairs & Maintenance
Pearl Tyner Scholarship Endowment
Robert P. & Sally Hurrle Endowment
Rose K. Mahan Endowment
Ruth E. Pestle Endowment
Rybinski Family Scholarship Endowment
Sam T. Lastinger Memorial Endowment
Sara Lavinia de Keni Scholarship Endowment
Smith-Tyner Scholarship Endowment
Sue & Jay Newman Scholarship Endowment
Ted Hines Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Virginia C. & Laura S. Snively Endowment
William B. & Nancy Malthouse Endowment for Repairs & Maint.
William B. & Nancy Malthouse Scholarship Endowment
William K. Donald Endowment
Williams-Pilot Scholarship House Endowment
Other Legacy Gifts
Marie Miller Charitable Lead Trust
Legacy Planned Gifts
Amber R. Tynan
Andrew M. and Kristin Watkins
Ann Marie Leonard
Charlotte and Mark Edenfield
Doreen G. Oyadomari
Dr. Fanchon F. Funk Trust
Edward H. and Patricia Takken
Evan C. Earle, Jr.
Frank and Nancy Watson
George Tom and Elicia Flowers
Jackie and D. Kyle McDonald
James L. and Sherry B. Morrison
James M. and Barbara Ann Blue
Jazmin and Tyler Caton
John S. and Mary Leslie Olson, Sr.
John Wood Ayers Trust
Kathryn and John Bell
Keith and Patricia Duggins Sigmon
Linda R. Eshleman
Michael E. and Dorothy N. Dowell
Mickey S. and Audrey Moore
Patricia and R. Keith Sigmon
R. Scott Vedder
Rebecca Gill Tolnay
Ron H. & Bonnie Heginbotham
Ronald A. Babula
Rose Marie Worley
Tamara E. Wolfman
Thomas K. and Ginger Wetherell
W. Louis and Carolyn Bashaw
Emeriti Alumni Reunion
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Halloween Door Decorating Contest
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