GREATER FORT MYERS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Korean War Veterans Present $1,000 for Annual Scholarship

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce recently issued the following announcement.

Members of Cape Coral’s Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) of Southwest Florida Chapter 155 proudly presented Florida SouthWestern State College a $1,000 check to the FSW Foundation for veteran scholarships.

“We strongly believe in the importance of educational opportunities for veterans so they can pursue careers that in turn benefit our community,” said Bob Kent, treasurer for KWVA Chapter 155. “We created the endowment to help our fellow veterans. It will be on record long after we’re all gone.”

“The KWVA is a group of exceptional gentlemen who are inspiring to all of us. They have served our country with honor and distinction, and they are wanting to help our veteran students realize their career dreams,” said Susie DeSantis, Executive Director, FSW Foundation. “We greatly appreciate their generosity and how this will positively impact students.”

The Florida SouthWestern State College Foundation currently has professionally managed endowments and other funds approaching $45 million that allow it to support the work of the college. The Foundation provides nearly $2M annually in student scholarships and investments in programs, technology and facilities to benefit the nearly 22,000 students the college serves each year. To underwrite and expand the mission of the college the FSW Foundation continues to attract contributions from individuals, organizations, businesses and private foundations. As a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt organization with 50 years of successful operating experience, the FSW Foundation offers the opportunity to establish endowed funds which ensure the impact of a donor’s contribution lives on in perpetuity. More information is available online at; email: and by calling (239) 489-9201.


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