October 2015 Volume 12

Take the US $2500 Challenge

Staff reporter KC Times
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Rudolph Reid has issued a US$2500 challenge.  He will match donations up to a total of $2500 to the George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund.

After learning about the Spencer Financial Matching challenge, Rudolph accepted the challenge and donated to the George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund.  But he wanted to do more so he decided to challenge other Old Boys by pledging another US$2500 in matching funds.

With your help we can claim Rudolph's $2500 and add at least $5000 to the fund. But you must act fast as only donations received by October 17th will be matched.

 The fund plans to make awards to 50 students at KC this academic year.  This is an increase over the 30 awards made last year.   Awards are also made to KC Old boys attending university.   

Rudolph is especially asking his former classmates to accept the challenge.  He graduated from KC in 1979. He continued studies in England and Florida, studied Mechanical Engineering (emphasis on fracture mechanics and solar technology) and earned an MBA.    

He now works for General Electric as the Director of Global Operations and Project Management for the Subsea Oil and Gas division.     

Rudolph is "giving back" and so can you - accept the challenge. Go online and click on the donate button at http://www.kctimes.org/donation.aspx  and select the George Thompson Scholarship Fund. 

Atlanta’s has benefitted from a matching funds challenge from Spencer’s Financial a NY state financial services firm run by KC Old Boy Noel Spencer.  This year the fund so far has raised over $6,500 dollars from this drive. Another Old Boy, Rudolph Reid has joined in with his own challenge of US$2,500.  

In 2009, the KCOBA Atlanta chapter established the George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of the former Jamaica National, Kingston College Football coach and beloved KC Old Boy.

In the first year one student at KC received an award.  

This year, the fund has increased the amount of funds allocated for awards for the 2015/16 academic year – 50 KC students will now receive awards.

The fund also makes awards to Old Boys attending university and this academic year we are supporting three students at UWI and UTECH.

Each December, the Atlanta Chapter hosts an annual fundraiser in honor of the late George Thompson with proceeds going to the scholarship fund.

Since its inception, the George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund has provided awards to over 105 students at KC and 21 Old Boys attending university.

Please join us and contribute to the fund:  please go online and click on the donate button at www.kctimes.org and select the George Thompson Scholarship Fund.  You may also send checks to the KCOBA Atlanta chapter at 460 Cascade Rise Ct, Atlanta, GA 30331.

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