Board Vice Chairman Frank Chivas Inducted into Pinellas Education Foundation Hall of Honor
Frank Chivas recently pioneered a $100,000 gift to the Pinellas Education Foundation which will be matched by the State of Florida’s “Take Stock in Children” program creating $200,000. These funds are designated for Chi Chi Academy student 2-year college scholarships over the next ten years. In January, Chivas was on campus to meet the first eight students who were selected for this scholarship opportunity. He spent the morning making a video for his Hall of Honor Induction, playing golf with the students, checking out the bird boxes built by the students on the course and getting to know them. Chivas has served on the Board for Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation since 2006 and is currently the Vice Chairman. In 2007, he spearheaded the expansion of the Academy to both an elementary and middle school for 95 at-risk students through a partnership with the Pinellas County School District, earning him the 2008 Chi Chi Humanitarian of the Year Award. Chivas’s commitment to helping children reach their potential is deeply appreciated by students, teachers and all those who have invested in Chi Chi’s over the past 38 years.