This Thanksgiving, when we take time off of work or school and gather with loved ones, we want to remember the special people in our lives. Augustine Carnell, Rachel Smylie and Timothy Schaffer; we honor their lives and the difference they made in the lives of so many others.
SEPTEMBER 26, 1996 – JANUARY 1, 2014
The Augustine “Auggie” Carnell Memorial Scholarship honors a lost life through the gift of scholarship. Augustine was an Explorer Scout in the UK and would have approved strongly of the idea of helping other youngsters experience the great outdoors. By sponsoring a participant on Florida Keys program, we hope to provide the growth opportunity that Auggie experienced scuba diving in 2012 on The Road Less Traveled. Each year Auggie’s memory will live on though a new scholar’s life changing experiences.
JANUARY 7, 1993 – APRIL 7, 2014
In remembrance of Rachel’s zeal for life, her passion for helping others, and her love of Africa, the Smylie family has established the Rachel G. Smylie Memorial Scholarship to support students who wish to travel to Tanzania, to experience Africa’s beauty and bounty, and to provide service to others. Rachel’s family hopes that, in this way, her memory will live on through travelers who share her journey and “Be Forever Smylie.”
MARCH 19, 1971 – MAY 24, 2014
Timothy often began a sentence with “I wonder . . .” Timothy’s broad range of responsibilities reflected the breadth of his interests and passions. Throughout his life, he touched countless people, especially the very old and the very young, and they continue to have their lives enriched by the experiences he shared with them. Through the generosity of the Tim Schaffer Scholarship, Timothy’s family honors others to learn, to laugh, and to discover their best selves.
In 2014, fifty-five students between the ages of 12 and 19, from 18 U.S. cities traveled on twenty-one different service and adventure programs around the world, in memory of Auggie, Rachel and Timothy. Collectively, they gave 3,710 hours to environmental and community service initiatives. We give thanks to these inspiring people who left our lives too soon, to everyone who has donated to one of their scholarship funds, and to the bright and deserving scholarship recipients, who travel the world in honor of the people we’ve lost.
“Wamola ni moja” – We Are One
If you are interested in donating to the scholarship funds, you may do so here: