Jerry Bell, former tight conclude for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and his spouse, Ruth, a USF alumna, were being among the founding users of the Black Management Network (BLN) at the University of South Florida. The Bells contributed $15,000 earlier this thirty day period to increase the BLN Bell Family members scholarship.
At the next annual BLN Soirée, an celebration recognizing scholarship recipients (identified as users of the BLN Family members), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Basis declared a $15,000 present to match the Bell’s contribution, transforming the BLN Bell Family members Operating Scholarship into the BLN Bell Family members Endowed Scholarship. Unlike a typical functioning scholarship, an endowed scholarship gives awards in perpetuity. This matching present is component of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation’s Social Justice Fund, a marketing campaign that matches contributions to social justice initiatives of Buccaneers gamers and Legends.
“Jerry and Ruth have been extraordinary ambassadors and advocates here in the Tampa Bay place and we are fired up to join them in their ongoing endeavours to assure that many others obtain the present of education and learning,” mentioned Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, Proprietor/President Tampa Bay Buccaneers Basis and Glazer Family members Basis. “We are very pleased that so quite a few of our existing gamers and legends such as Jerry just take an active component in giving back to our neighborhood via such selfless devotion to crucial causes and we search ahead to continuing to aid them in their charitable endeavors.”
USF Basis CEO & Senior Vice President of Progression and Alumni Relations Joel Momberg mentioned, “The generosity of the Bell household, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Basis, and neighborhood companions assists a group of students recognize possibilities they may perhaps or else not working experience. We are thankful for this continued aid which further more establishes the University of South Florida as the location where students of all backgrounds are empowered to develop into major students.”