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In Reading Rooms on January 22, 2020 - 10:15 am

Think Big Reading Room Opens at Discovery Elementary School

On Friday, January 17th, students at Discovery Elementary in San Marcos, CA were ‘Reading under the Stars’ in their new Think Big reading room.  The reading room, sponsored by the Eleni and Wolfgang Gagon Trust, is the 28th Gagon reading room to be established to date.   The reading room is decorated with a beautiful hand-painted […]

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In Reading Rooms on January 10, 2020 - 3:51 pm

Scholarship Prep Public School in South Bay Los Angeles opens Think Big Reading Room

Scholarship Prep Public School (SPS) joins the 55+ schools in California in partnering with The Carson Scholars Fund to outfit an area on campus with the Think Big Reading Room. On December 20th, SPS unveiled their ocean-themed leisure reading room to the anticipatory crowd of special guests, staff and students. This underwater ed-venture design was […]

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In Events on December 12, 2019 - 11:44 am

The Pittsburgh Chapter of the CSF Hosts Holiday Celebration

On Friday, December 6, the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Carson Scholars Fund hosted a holiday celebration at the Pittsburgh Field Club to benefit the Carson Scholars Fund. The evening opened with an elegant cocktail hour during which guests were entertained by musicians Regina Givi and Dan Hanczar, and pool trick shot artist, Tim Chin.  Guests […]

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In Reading Rooms on December 10, 2019 - 7:18 am

Opportunity Early Childhood Education and Family Center Opens Hundred Acre Wood-themed Reading Room

A.A. Milne’s character Winnie-the-Pooh once said, “A grand adventure is about to begin.” That is exactly what happened on November 7, when Opportunity Early Childhood Education and Family Center in West Palm Beach opened their Hundred Acre Wood-themed reading room. The afternoon festivities began with the children and teachers joining together for the “Uniting Song,” […]

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In General on December 9, 2019 - 12:12 pm

It’s Not Too Late: Year End Giving

As a child, do you remember what it felt like when someone believed in you? Thanks to your generosity and dedication, the Carson Scholars Fund has conveyed this message to over 8,800 young scholars. We see their potential. We believe that they are leaders in their schools, communities, and globally. We are confident our scholars […]

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In General on December 9, 2019 - 12:11 pm

A Successful Giving Tuesday 2019

Giving Tuesday is a global movement to encourage and inspire people to join forces to transform communities and the world.  Donations in 2013 were around $27 million, and in 2019, analysts are expecting donations to exceed $500 million to charities around the world. At the Carson Scholars Fund, we reached out to you and asked […]

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In Uncategorized on December 5, 2019 - 9:33 am

Doing Good Does You Good.

Over the last year, the CSF was fortunate to have 90 volunteers who donated their time, talents and resources to help execute our programs.  The success of our organization relies on the dedication of our amazing volunteers who give so selflessly of themselves to help us, our scholars and our reading room school partners. We […]

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In Reading Rooms on December 5, 2019 - 9:30 am

Six Think Big Reading Rooms Open in California!

The Think Big Reading Project is a conduit between the Carson Scholars Fund, reading room sponsors, and schools.  This three-pronged approach has brought like-minded individuals together with the common goal of providing literacy opportunities for children to become proficient and enthusiastic readers.  On Thursday, September 18, the CSF united the Trust of Eleni and Wolfgang […]

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In Scholars on December 5, 2019 - 7:17 am

Five new inductees join our Prestigious Carson Scholars Hall of Fame!

We are pleased to announce that we have selected five new members for the Carson Scholars Fund Hall of Fame! This year’s members are comprised of aspiring doctors, scientists and engineers. Along with their diligent pursuit of higher knowledge, these individuals are working every day to make a difference in their communities. They are the […]

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In Reading Rooms on November 21, 2019 - 7:10 am

Dalewood Middle School Opens Castle-Themed Reading Room

On September 26, 2019 the Dalewood Middle School Blue Knights opened their castle-themed reading room to adventurous lords and ladies.  The Dalewood Middle School reading room features an ornate medieval castle where students can travel back to a forgotten age where chivalry and bravery abound.  The Ben Carson Reading Room at Dalewood Middle School is […]

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In Reading Rooms on November 19, 2019 - 7:50 am

2019 National Day of Reading

On Tuesday, November 12, students across the country celebrated the CSF’s 14th Annual National Day of Reading, a day dedicated to inspiring a love of reading in children.  This year’s book selection was Mr. George Baker by Amy Hest.  This tender picture book tells the tale of Harry, a young school boy, and his meaningful […]

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In Reading Rooms, Uncategorized on November 8, 2019 - 7:31 am

Knob Hill Elementary Opens Think Big Reading Room

San Marcos Unified School District, in conjunction with The Carson Scholars Fund, celebrated the third school in the district to open a Think Big Reading Room on Friday, October 18. Knob Hill Elementary, in San Marcos, CA, dedicated a section of their library to the school’s new reading space that is equipped with student-friendly furniture […]

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