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President’s Message

Hello and welcome to the newly revamped website for the Crescent Foundation Inc.

I am Daniel Smith, President and CEO and I hope that you will take this opportunity to browse through our site and learn more about our mission and how we continue to impact the lives of young minority men in the Tampa Bay Area.

The Crescent Foundation, Inc. mission is to promote programs and activities that target a focus group of young men between the ages of 10 – 18.  The foundation implements initiatives that aid the Focus Group in their efforts to excel in contemporary society, focusing on their family, cultural, athletic, social and educational needs.  The Foundation’s vision is geared toward providing educational programs that will dramatically increase the ability of the Focus Group in Hillsborough County to make healthy physical, emotional and social decisions.

The Foundation raises money via grassroots, corporate donation and grant awards to provide College scholarships to our graduating seniors.  We’re proud to say that since our inception in 2005 100% of our Sigma Betas have graduated high school and matriculated into four year colleges or universities – many of whom have gone on to receive graduate degrees.

Since 2005 the Foundation has awarded over $50,000.00 dollars in scholarships. We couldn’t have done this without the help of our sponsors and individuals in the community supporting our efforts.  Our goal is to mentor the next generation of leaders and make sure that they have the necessary skills to be productive young men in today’s society. It is our hope that as you browse through the website and see all that we are doing in the Tampa Bay Area that you feel inspired to donate towards our efforts.

We have a lot of activities planned for this fiscal year and we need your support in order to carry out them out.  Please also take the time to sign-up for our newsletter to stay informed about the Foundation.  We appreciate your continued support and look forward to further shaping and impacting the youth in the Tampa Bay Area.

Daniel J. Smith II
President & CEO