The Sgt Dennis James Flanagan Foundation has given awarded a total of $50,000.00 since its first year of operation. Most of that was given through the scholarship programs at Lecanto and Citrus High Schools in Citrus County Florida.
The Sgt Dennis James Memorial Scholarship program at Lecanto High School (LHS) has given away 11 scholarships and 1 grant . Recipients names are Samantha Hoffman, Samantha Cox, Sean Vidair, Michael Mavros, Katie Marks, Adam Steele, Evan Marshall, Alexandra Angelo, Kirstie Carlton, Amy McNeil, William Guilermo, Helen Sickler, Sara Antis, and Sierra Moerschbacher. On May 3, 2007 the CWO Aaron A Weaver Memorial Scholarship was awarded at Citrus High School (CHS). CHS was Aarons alma mater. The foundation sponsored one scholarship which was to Samantha Fogg. Last year we opened the scholarship to Citrus and Crystal River High Schools, the recipients were Sydney Beal and Michael Komara. To date $54,000.00 as been awarded, with $52,900.00 given to recipients.
Starting in 2018 our scholarships was available for all Citrus County high school students. Applications will be available at our annual events in January or requested via email.
The foundation has also given $24,100.00 to a local veterans group which assists veterans with housing or medical needs or food or clothing. A check for $5000.00 was presented to the Veterans Coalition of Citrus County during the inaugural fundraising events. Another $1000.00 was given as grants to a veteran and widow of a veteran March and April 2007 to help with housing costs.