The Pasco-Hernando Community College Foundation recently received a $20,000 endowment from the Thomas A. Plein Foundation (TAP). An additional $2,000 gift provides a $1,000 annual scholarship for each of the 2012–2013 and 2013–2014 academic years.
Thomas A. Plein
Left to right, Katy Plein with husband Steve Plein, TAP board member
Thomas A. Plein of Oshkosh, Wis., established the Thomas A. Plein Foundation in the 1980s to advance his family's philanthropic interests. The family owned 7-Up bottling plants in Oshkosh, Wis., and in other Midwest cities. Grateful for their business success, they believed in giving back to their community. Thomas, a Marquette University Law School graduate, hoped his foundation would help provide educational opportunities to those in need. His nephew, Steve Plein of New Port Richey and TAP board member, was instrumental in facilitating the gift to support students of PHCC.
Students interested in being considered for PHCC Foundation scholarships this fall may submit their applications through the college's online application at scholarships.phcc.edu.
For more information or to make a contribution, please call 727-816-3410 or visit the PHCC Foundation on the web.