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 Partners

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 swoodin@southernscholarship.org.

Alpha Delta Kappa

Association of Retired Faculty – FSU

Badcock Corporation

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

Leadership Tallahassee

Monroe County Education Foundation

Pilot Scholarship House Foundation

Rotary Club of Tallahassee

Santa Fe College

Sustainable Tallahassee

Take Stock in Children

Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation

University of Florida

Upward Bound

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

  • Online
  • 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)
Alexandra Brockner (Lundquist 2012-2016)
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

Founder’s Circle

The Beachcomber
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


Chairman’s Circle

Ameris Bank
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


President’s Club

Annette Wilson
Brady Squires
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
Kathleen Hanpachern
Lisa K. Miller
Mickey S. & Audrey Moore
Steven M. Sweat
William “Bill” & Nancy Thompson
William Henry & Cecilia Maher

Friends of the Foundation

Alan Berg
Argyle Dental Professional PA
Ashley L. & Michael Wright
Barby & Justin Moro
Blase Theodore
Burch Orthodontics
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
Elaine Barnicle
Elizabeth & Aaron Boyette
Elizabeth Ashley Williams
Erik Pickard
Fred & Teresa Turner
George G. Levesque
Granville Cassell Houchins
Heather Jackson (BPW)
Hedy Eckert
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.
Jim McClellan
John & Karen Perry
John and Ginny Dailey
John M. Jenkins
Josh & Betsy Reyes
Judi Palmer-Mitchell
Katie Warren
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
Mary Bedford


Mary Vigilante
Pam Hamilton Lester
Pamela B. & Robert Davis
Patricia Redmon
Paul James Taylor
Paula Deboles-Johnson
Professional Consultants, Inc.
R. Scott Vedder
Ray & Amber R. Tynan
Rebecca and Clayton Davie
Rhoda Glasco Foderingham
Robert Lilkendey
Ruth Beckett Patschke
Ryan & Becky Tucker
Shawn & Chero Woodin
Shelly Weidner
Staci E. Spanos Gibson
Sue Trone
Tara Mosby
Teresha Freckleton-Petite and Damon Petite
Turkesia Robertson-Jones
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.

Legacy Endowments

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

Earline Clemins
Louise Oistad
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
Lana Pipes
Linda R. Eshleman
Louise Oistad
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
Sandra Schmidt
Tamara E. Wolfman
Thomas K. and Ginger Wetherell
W. Louis and Carolyn Bashaw