The mission of the Phoenix Foundation of Central Florida is afford young people
the opportunity to recreate themselves while pursuing their educational goals.
As knowledge is the key to changing society, the Phoenix Foundation provides
funds to enhance and supplement education.
The mission of the Phoenix Foundation of Central Florida is to afford young people the opportunity to recreate themselves while pursuing their educational goals. As knowledge is the key to changing society, the Phoenix Foundation provides funds to enhance and supplement education.
The Foundation was established in 2012 by Patrick Tubbs, a man with deep roots in Central Florida. He grew up in Brevard County, attended public schools on Merritt Island, and graduated from the University of Central Florida. Patrick believes in the transformative power of education and has seen first-hand how furthering one’s education can dramatically change a person’s life. To that end, he initially established the Phoenix Foundation of Central Florida as a scholarship granting foundation in an effort to reach out and offer a helping hand to students who otherwise may not be able to improve and restart their lives. As of 2017, the foundation has awarded in excess of $500,000 and over 120 scholarships.
In the fall of 2017, Patrick expanded the foundation to include a new chapter, Morning Glow. This is two fold in its purpose. Morning Glow will provide approximately $100,000 per year in teacher grants to Brevard Public School educators working directly in music and theater disciplines. The mission of Phoenix Foundation Morning Glow is to provide much needed funds to supplement the current budget for enhancement to Brevard Public School music and theatre teachers. These grants will be awarded bi-annually in April and November. Teachers may apply for up to $15,000 per application.
The second purpose of Morning Glow is to reinstate the Brevard Public School Summer Fine Arts Theatre Workshop Program. This program was dissolved in 2010 due to lack of funding from the district and state. Although need for the program was recognized and advocated for yearly, funds remained unavailable. Morning Glow, in partnership with Brevard Public Schools, is offering this program for all students entering grades 9-12 during the summer beginning in 2018. Two shows will be produced: one in the north ned of the county and one in the south. Busing will be available to all students wishing to participate.