Rosemary & Walter Blankley Scholarship Endowment

Rosemary & Walter Blankley


Rosemary and Walter Blankley have generously supported the Guadalupe Center for over a decade. Their passion for the Guadalupe Center’s mission and for education is evident in their on-going commitment of time, talent and treasure. In addition, the Blankley’s have paved the way for the Guadalupe Center Tutor Corps College Program, establishing a full, four-year college scholarship at Rosemary’s alma mater Arcadia University for three Guadalupe Center students each year. In fact, in 2016 our first three Blankley Scholars graduated from Arcadia University. Walter Blankley has served on the Guadalupe Center Board of Trustees since 2007. Their vision for changing the future for the students of Immokalee and belief in the Guadalupe Center’s mission is truly inspiring.


As a sign of their commitment to education, Rosemary and Walter Blankley generously created the Blankley Tutor Corps Scholarship Endowment in 2017. The gift was made in response to the successful completion of a challenge the Blankley’s presented for another $1 million to be raised specifically for Tutor Corps Scholarships resulting in a $2 million endowment that has now been established and is being managed by the Community Foundation of Collier County. Earnings from the endowment will fund scholarships for deserving Tutor Corps Students in perpetuity.


Thanks to all who contributed to the Blankley Tutor Corps Scholarship Endowment Challenge. Special thanks to these individuals and businesses who generously supported the campaign at a leadership level creating their own endowed named scholarship fund.


    Ametek Foundation
    Griesdorn Family
    Grace and Douglas Herr
    Rose-Marie and Eyk van Otterloo
    Joan and John Vatterott

To learn more about supporting Tutor Corps Scholarships or creating a named Scholarship Fund, contact Tracy A. Connelly, Vice President of Development at 239-657-7711.


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