A charitable organization supporting young Texans
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2017 Scholarship Recipients
The Annual TIASF Scholarship Luncheon
August 5, 2017
Damian's Cucina Italiana
Recipient Alie Angelo with Astros Joe Musgrove
Recipient James Rangel with Astros Chris Devenski
Father of Recipient Julia LaVergne with Astros Chris Devenski
Recipient Sam Vitulli with Astros Chris Devenski
Recipient Samuel Storie with Astros Chris Devenski
Recipient Tucker Redden with Astros Chris Devenski
Recipient Alex Carnegie with Astros Joe Musgrove
Recipient Haleigh Davis with Astros Joe Musgrove
Recipient Gasper D'Anna with Astros Chris Devenski
Recipient Matt Ashbaugh with Astros Joe Musgrove
Recipient Max Machiorlette with Astros Chris Devenski
Mother of Recipient Avery Cortez with Astros Joe Musgrove
Recipient Caleb Mack with Astros Joe Musgrove
Recipient Chris Lamb with Astros Joe Musgrove
Recipient Glen Cowan with Astros Joe Musgrove
The 2017 Texas Italian American Sports Foundation Scholarship Awards Luncheon was held August 5th at Damian’s Cucina Italiana Restaurant. Houston businesswoman Carolyn Faulk was the special guest of honor. Former Houston Astros television broadcaster Bill Brown served as master of ceremonies and introduced Carolyn to the 106 guests, including 19 recipients who received $1,000.00 scholarships each. Freshman scholarships were renamed and awarded in honor of the late Frankie B. Mandola.
Carolyn Faulk is a successful Houston businesswoman, a community leader and a philanthropist. She is CEO and President of A&C Plastics, an international corporation and one of the nation’s largest distributors of sheet plastic. In addition, Carolyn is President of Marco Plastics and President of Faulk Properties. She is a Lifetime Vice President of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Founder of The Faulk Foundation.
The mission of the Faulk Foundation is to support families facing challenges in their lives including devastating illnesses, hardships or who have family members serving our country overseas. Whether it's purchasing eyeglasses, school supplies or putting a meal on a family’s table, the Faulk Foundation makes the world a better place by helping others.
Throughout her outstanding career, numerous honors have been awarded to Ms. Faulk, including Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women, Women Who Mean Business by Houston Business Journal, and Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young. She is a 1970 Sam Houston State University graduate and was inducted into the Sam Houston State Business Hall of Honor in 2015. TIASF proudly salutes Carolyn Faulk as our 2017 special guest of honor.
Faces in the crowd at the luncheon included Astros relief pitchers Joe Musgrove and Chris Devenski, Astros radio play by play broadcaster Robert Ford, former Astros player and manager Larry Dierker, Houston Baptist University Director of Athletics Steve Moniaci, MLB Correspondent Alyson Footer and TIASF friend and supporter Mrs. Solly Hemus.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Johnny B. Mandola
Sam Biondo • Charlie Cash • Sandy Embesi • Sam Listi • Michael Patronella • Lynda Pontecorvo • Noxie Romano
Joe (Bubba) Butera • Matt Galante • Ciro Lampasas, Sr. • Damian Mandola • Frankie J. Pizzatola III • Cindy Richardson
Texas Italian-American Sports Foundation • 713-863-0056 • info@TIASF.org • PO Box 130163 • Houston, TX 77219-0163