David Toms Foundation Awards Over a Quarter Million Dollars to Charity
June 26, 2012
The David Toms Foundation recently awarded over $226,000 to deserving charitable organizations in the Shreveport, Louisiana area. The grants were made to organizations that fit the Foundation’s mission of helping underprivileged children.
Holy Angels, a residential training facility licensed to serve 184 intellectual and developmentally disabled residents, was the recipient of $100,000 from the David Toms Foundation. The First Tee of Northwest Louisiana received $30,000 while Shreveport Community Renewal and Young Life received $25,000 each. Additional recipients include Fellowship of Christian Athletes, The Lighthouse, Loyola College Prep and Junior Achievement.
Toms, who is coming off a 4th place finish in the U.S. Open and who has finished in the top 4 of two of the last three majors, is excited about the impact the grants can make in his community.
“The goal of our Foundation has always been about impacting the lives of children and giving them better opportunities,” said Toms. “Each of the organizations we partnered with does a fantastic job of improving the quality of life for children. I am thankful that we have so many great organizations working with kids.”
In just over 9 years, the David Toms Foundation has awarded over $3.5 million to charitable organizations.
The David Toms Foundation also announced two new members to its Board of Directors. Chris Haskew and Brooks May were both elected to the Board.
Haskew is the North Louisiana Market President for Capital One Bank. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting from LSU in 1992 and is involved in his community as he currently serves on the boards of the South Highlands Foundation and the Shreveport Symphony. Haskew resides in Shreveport with his wife, Chelsea and their three children Haley, Francie and Luke.
"I'm honored to join the board of directors of the David Toms Foundation, which does so much to help at-risk boys and girls," said Haskew. "I'm excited to join David and the many other distinguished members of the board as we work together to support charitable partners and programs that impact the lives of children in our community and beyond in a positive and profound way."
Brooks May graduated from LSU and LSU Law School and is the owner of Louisiana Abstract and Title. He and his wife Mary Emily have two children, Porter and Elizabeth. He is a current member of the Board of Trustees of the ARC of Caddo-Bossier Foundation.
“It is an honor to serve on the board of the David Toms Foundation,” said May. “The Foundation has made a positive impact on our community for years, and nothing is more gratifying to me than making a difference in the lives of others.”
Additional Board members include David Toms, Sonya Toms, Bo Smithwick, Chris Campbell, Robert Dunkelman, Knox Ridley and Donna Miciotto.
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