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Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Donated $500 to The Music Foundation of SWFL to Fund Scholarships

Published: Aug 09, 2013 9:10 AM EDT

Fort Myers, FL – August 8, 2013 – Roger Mercado, President of Fort Myers South Rotary, is pleased to announce that Rotary Club of Fort Myers South has donated $500 to The Music Foundation of Southwest Florida to help fund scholarships. The donated scholarship funds will help The Music Foundation continue to encourage young people in Southwest Florida to become and remain involved in music programs.


The Music Foundation offers two different scholarships to young musicians in Southwest Florida. The Scott Knipe Memorial Scholarship helps a high school student in Lee County attend a summer music program outside of Lee County. The student must apply and be accepted to the program to receive the scholarship funds. Scholarship finalists are then asked to perform in front of the scholarship committee. The Music Foundation also offers a college scholarship to one Southwest Florida high school senior to Edison State College to major in music. The recipients audition for and are accepted to the program through the Music Department at Edison College.


 “The Music Foundation of Southwest Florida does great work in our community. Fort Myers South Rotary was happy to present them with funds in order to help them continue to offer scholarship opportunities for students in Lee County,” says Roger Mercado, President of Fort Myers Rotary South.


The Music Foundation of Southwest Florida is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting interest in music among Southwest Florida’s youth. They support their mission through summer camps, a traveling instrument program that brings instruments to all Lee County elementary schools and through grants and scholarship programs. For more information on The Music Foundation of Southwest Florida, visit


About Fort Myers South Rotary

Fort Myers South Rotary is part of the Fort Myers community located in tropical southwest Florida on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. We invite you to visit our site for information about our club and all our activities. Meetings are held each Monday at 12:00 PM at the Bell Crowne Plaza Select located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive. Visit our website at

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