RICK HOPCRAFT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR VETERANS
A charitable fund has been created at Scholarship America to celebrate the memory of Rick Hopcraft.
This scholarship supports military veterans, especially those seeking to enter the commercial real estate field in Orange County, to honor Rick’s military service, and his community and commercial real estate industry leadership.
Beginning in the 2015-16 academic year, the Scholarship Selection Committee awarded scholarships to returning veterans pursuing education at area institutions of higher learning (including Chapman University, California State University Fullerton, USC, UC Irvine, Orange Coast Community College, Pepperdine and others).
A total of $128,500 has been awarded during the first four academic years of the scholarship. Thirteen scholarship recipients have received grants ranging from $1,500 to $20,000 to assist with their education.
Please join us in honoring Rick’s life and work by helping returning veterans get an education and an introduction to commercial real estate in Orange County.
The Rick Hopcraft Memorial Scholarship Fund is a nonprofit California corporation, and is partnered with Scholarship America, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization. Tax ID #04-2296967.
Contributions in any amount are welcome: Make Checks Payable to: Scholarship America with memo: Rick Hopcraft Memorial Scholarship. Send to: 7900 International Drive, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55425.
Online giving platform:
Donations may be made by PayPal or credit card by visiting the Rick Hopcraft Memorial Scholarship for Veterans. Click on the link marked “Donate.” This will link you directly to a secured page.
The Rick Hopcraft Memorial Scholarship Fund is a charitable fund of Scholarship America, which is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (tax identification number #33-0378778). Contributions to the fund are charitable within the limits of federal law.
For more information regarding applying for the scholarship, contact Michelle Abril, Rick Hopcraft Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Matthew Byrd, Scholarship America, 507-931-8338 | email@example.com.
Leadership Committee members:
Steve and Janice Hopcraft; Ann Browning, Attorney at Law; Nancy Kindelan; Kristin and Chris Martin; Tom Conway, Diversified Investment Services; Nancy Park, Best, Best & Krieger, LLLP; Heather Maloney, Chipotle Mexican Grill; Molly Sewald; Stephanie Harrison; Kristin Martin, KM Productions; Tom Conway, Diversified Financial Services; Summer Hale, First American Title; and, Don and Linda Nemchock.
Johnna Grant, Platinum Storage Group
Hopcraft Family Trust
Michelle Schierberl, Colliers International
Platinum Storage Group
Tom Conway, Diversified Investment Services
Patty Georges, Georges & Moore Accountancy Corp.
The Lapin Company
Mark & Judith Sewald
Land Interests Inc.
Marcus & Millichap
Bancap Self Storage Group, Inc.
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Yumi Brands Foundation
Ed Gogin, CPA
The Duda Family Foundation
Grant Destache, Bottom Line Steel
Cynthia Bell & Associates
Rutan & Tucker, L.P.
Orange County CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women)
Mary Shipma, Taco Bell Corp.
Brendan & Heather Maloney
Best, Best & Krieger, LLP
Susan Vavak, Dynamic Real Estate Ventures, Inc.
First American Title Company
Summer Hale, First American Title Company
Linda Eddy, Attorney at Law
Don & Linda Nemchock
Financial goal: $250,000
The Rick Hopcraft estate contributed the first $50,000, and a group of real estate leaders seeks additional contributions to total $250,000.
For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Steve Hopcraft, 916/956-4592, firstname.lastname@example.org