2017 Scholarship Round-Up and Year-End Financials

With another fiscal year in the rear view mirror, the Board would like to provide all you Croomies out there with an update on our financial activities of the past year. The Alumni Association is committed to transparency in how we receive and utilize financial contributions from Crooms AoIT alumni and our supporters; as such, each year we release a consolidated income and balance sheet statement for public review. Attached to this post you can find the consolidated statement for fiscal year 2016-2017. The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association's fiscal year ended on June 30, 2017 and the Association utilizes a cash accounting system; as such, only transactions posted during the fiscal year are included - encumbrances are only recorded when they are received/paid.

During the fiscal year, the Board and Management Team - with gracious support from alumni volunteers on the grant and scholarship committees - committed to providing $2,600 in financial support to the Crooms AoIT community through the following efforts:

  • $750 - Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Community Scholarship - Sabryna Malik, Vanderbilt University (to be reflected in 2017-2018 expenses)
  • $1,350 - Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Tech Innovation Scholarship - Liraida Heredia, Seminole State College (to be reflected in 2017-2018 expenses)
  • $250 - Athletics Grant to Crooms AoIT Boys Golf Team - new uniforms
  • $250 - Athletics Grant to Crooms AoIT Boys Basketball Team - assist with new uniforms, regulation-sized basketballs for district games, and transportation

Beyond these financial giving activities, the Association's ONLY other expenses are credit card transaction fees, banking fees, and state incorporation fees. In short, at least 96% of all monies received by the Association goes directly to supporting Crooms AoIT and your fellow Croomies. The Association remains the most tax-advantaged and financially efficient way to support Crooms AoIT and we thank you for your continued support as we begin our 12th year in supporting the Crooms AoIT Community.

If you have any questions about the Association's financials or would like to learn about how to get involved, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Community and Tech Innovation Scholarships for the Class of 2017

Dear Crooms AoIT Class of 2017

It is with pleasure that the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, Inc. invites you to apply for our two scholarships, The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Community Scholarship and the Tech Innovation Scholarship. As a way of congratulating you on making it this far in your educational career, we will be offering (1) $750 scholarship each for the Community Scholarship and the Tech Innovation option for graduating seniors. Our group would like to recognize those who have continually performed well academically while still carrying a passion for giving back to their community and school, and those who possesses excellent technical abilities.

The deadline for application is April 16th, 2017 by 11:59pm. The scholarship recipients will be notified before graduation. The scholarship applications are available at http://www.croomsalumni.com/page/scholarship and includes instructions on how to electronically submit the scholarship. We look forward to answering any questions you might have and carefully reviewing all applications received. Remember, these are only open to graduating Crooms AoIT Seniors, so your chances of receiving the scholarship are quite high!

Congratulations again on making this far and good luck in your future endeavors!

-The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, Inc. Board of Directors

Boys Basketball and Golf are awarded $250 Grants

The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association is excited to announce that the Athletic's Grant committee has awarded two $250 grants to athletic programs at Crooms!

The Boys Basketball team and the Boys Golf team will both receive $250 towards equipment and events to help support their respective programs.

Athletic Grant renewed for two years

The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association is proud to announce the renewal of the Athletic Grants program through the 2017 Calendar year.

The renewal comes after Honorary Board member and 2006 Crooms Graduate, Frank Bracco, pledged $500 per calendar year to fund the grant.

Since 2012, the Alumni Association's Grants program has provided Athletic Clubs, Sports, and Departments with financial support totaling over $1000. Statewide budget cuts to education over the past several years have erased financial support for extracurriculars, which Bracco cited as a motivating factor for the gift.

Support our Scholarships by shopping on Amazon

Support the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association's Scholarship initiatives by doing your holiday shopping on Amazon!

If you utilize 'Amazon Smile', Amazon will donate .5% of all transactions to Crooms AoIT Alumni association, with no cost to you.

Use smile.amazon.com/ch/27-4446136 , login and begin shopping.

Remember: You must login to smile.amazon.com every time you shop. If you use the regular Amazon.com site, it won't count.

Thanks for your support.

-Crooms AoIT Alumni Association - Management

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