|2014 Mark Tiner Foundation Scholarship Recipient|
Some of you may not know, but my brother, Mark Tiner passed away 10 years ago. Shortly after he passed away, I organized some fundraisers to help create memorial scholarships in his honor. Each year a memorial scholarship and volleyball spirit award is awarded at Laguna Beach High School in his honor.
Additionally, since 2006 a financial needs scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior from Orange County, CA. It’s a rewarding and bittersweet way to pay it forward and continue Mark’s name.
Last month, My fiance and I presented the financial needs scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Savanna High School in Anaheim.
|Savanna High School, Anaheim, CA|
Paying it forward and treating each day as a gift is one of the biggest lessons that I've learned from it all.
If you're interested in learning more, here is link to information about the foundation's scholarship: https://oc-cf.academicworks.com/opportunities/521
As well as a recent 2014 Memorial Day article about the foundation: https://www.lagunabeachindy.com/two-families-turn-grief-good-works/
|Mark & Sean Tiner, 1990s|