“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose,” said President Lyndon B. Johnson in his Thanksgiving Day speech in 1963.
Though 1963 is many years past, working to make the world a better place for tomorrow is a constant goal for St. Louis’ Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation.
The foundation assists faith-based and private schools in providing quality, affordable and accessible educational opportunities for any economically disadvantaged family within the St. Louis region through scholarships from local and national funding sources. The Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation gives families and students a choice in their educational opportunities.
The foundation’s board chairman, Kevin Short, had the foundation’s founder as his high school principal, which is how he first got involved.
“She was a big mentor to me in my career,” Short says. “About 10 years ago, she suggested I get involved. It really hit home for me.”
Short lives in the city and says he sees the results of children not getting a good education every day. However, the foundation’s funds and scholarships can combat those effects.[/vc_column_text]
“Ten years ago, we were raising $350,000,” Short says. “Today, it’s $12 million annually.”
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