ANGELA STANFORD SHINING A LIGHT ON KIDS IN NEED
When the Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout Presented by JTBC ended Sunday afternoon, 18 of the biggest names in women’s golf didn't hop on planes to head home, instead they stayed in town to do their own volunteering. Read more here....
Helping Futures Shine
The Angela Stanford Foundation supports Texas children and young adults by providing college scholarships for students whose families have been affected by cancer and through partnerships with Lena Pope Home Inc. and First Tee of Fort Worth.
About the Foundation
The Angela Stanford Foundation was founded in 2009 by LPGA golfer Angela Stanford as way to express gratitude for her professional career and to honor the contributions and example of some very special people.
As Angela began to make her mark on the LPGA tour across the country, she would often reflect on her north Texas roots. Soon, thankful for her success and life-enhancing experiences, she began focusing on how to share her gifts with her hometown and surrounding communities.
Her initial project was to establish a golf tournament called Let Your Light Shine, first held in 2006. Proceeds at that time benefited Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth and MHMR of Tarrant County. Now, every fall, the tournament proceeds continue to support Lena Pope Home, The First Tee of Fort Worth, and other local non-profits, too.
All along, Angela dreamed that she would one day establish a foundation in order to help others year-round, and in 2009, her dream became a reality.
While the tournament expanded and gained ground and Angela’s career flourished, bright moments and remarkable successes were overshadowed by sadness when cancer gripped two women very close to Angela. So, the Angela Stanford Foundation took on a solid dual purpose: to help students whose families were ravaged by cancer and to make a substantial difference in the community. The Foundation would provide scholarships. Area non-profits would engage more support. Futures could be brighter with the Foundation by their sides.