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Gulf Coast Village Foundation awards scholarships to Gulf Coast Village employees
May 19, 2017

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The Gulf Coast Village Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing financial aid, educational opportunities and innovative services for all who live and work at Gulf Coast Village, presented a total of $12,000 in scholarship awards to 10 Gulf Coast Village employees during an awards ceremony on May 7. This year's gifts ranged from $1,000 to $1,500 and mark a total of 94 scholarships bestowed since the program's inception.

Donations made by Gulf Coast Village residents, staff and supporters fund the foundation, which first awarded $500 scholarships to five employees in 2003. Now 15 years later, both the number of scholarship recipients and the dollar value of gifts awarded, continues to rise.

A full list of 2017 Gulf Coast Village Foundation scholarship recipients includes: Kelsi Bevington, Yeileen Cruz, Jacqueline Davis, Diana Driggs, Shhani Gallimore, Gisela Guerrero, Tessagay Haughton, Yoana Rivas, Brittany Slack and Shaun Taylor

For more than 20 years, The Gulf Coast Village Foundation has supported programs that meet the diverse needs of older adults.

To learn more about the Gulf Coast Village Foundation, visit www.GulfCoastVillage.com / Foundation.

Founded more than 25 years ago, Gulf Coast Village is a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Cape Coral. Residents enjoy active independent living in a lifestyle of comfort and convenience with a rich array of services and amenities that are focused on living well. The community also offers the security of knowing there is the full continuum of care when needed encompassing: independent living, assisted living, specialized memory support, skilled nursing, outpatient services and home health care.

Gulf Coast Village is sponsored by Volunteers of America, a national non-profit faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.

Founded in 1896, Volunteers of America is one of the nation's largest nonprofit providers of quality, affordable housing for seniors and a major provider of professional long-term care, including assisted living, home health care and nursing home care. Their work touches the mind, body, heart - and ultimately the spirit - of those they serve, integrating a deep compassion with highly effective programs and services.

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