On October 10th, the Plymouth Harbor Foundation gathered its major donors and supporters of the Scholarship Program at the Sarasota Yacht Club to celebrate their philanthropic commitments and goodwill. “Over $115,000 was awarded this year to 22 Plymouth Harbor employees and their children” announced Jay Price, Chair of the Plymouth Harbor Foundation, “which includes all the students who renewed their Doyle Scholarships this year, an amazing feat of accomplishment.”
Beth Watson thanked all the donors for their thoughtfulness in wanting to help our truly deserving employees fulfill their dream of an education. The guests had the opportunity to meet some of this year’s scholarship recipients who eloquently shared how the donor’s investment in them has impacted their lives.
Plymouth Harbor’s Human Resources Recruiter Stephen Moros, a recipient of the Doyle Scholarship, explained how he was teaching tennis lessons part-time to pay for his Master’s Degree, taking even more precious time away from his wife and 8-month-old daughter Sophia. “Not only was this a gift of education, but also the gift of time with my family,” Stephen said. “Now I won’t have to miss those precious first milestones and bonding experiences. This scholarship was life-changing for me.”
Many others echoed the same sentiments as Stephen, emphasizing how much the scholarships means to them, their family, and their lives. Closing remarks included comments from Ky Thompson, Plymouth Harbor resident since 2016, who said “The Bible tells us that it is more blessed to give than receive….the very act of giving brings a tremendous sense of satisfaction and the elation of knowing that, through your beneficence, you have enabled another human being to attain their full potential.”
He went on to say “Harry provides Plymouth Harbor with clarion leadership. As our CEO, he finds himself thanking others for all they do for Plymouth Harbor. Perhaps not enough thanks are given to Harry, so before I sit down, I’d like to say thanks to Harry for all you do for us!”
Bill Johnston recognized Bruce Crawford, Tom Towler and Harry Hobson for their vision to begin the Foundation in 2013 and congratulated them on the many successes it has achieved. Harry Hobson also recognized the Fund Shop Ladies who continuously donate very generously to PH Foundation’s Scholarship Program and thanked all for partnering with the Foundation in helping support our Plymouth Harbor family.