The Behind the Scenes Foundation has announced the Fred Foster Scholarship Fund. Board members had long been seeking a way to honor Foster’s innumerable contributions to our industry and, in particular, his unwavering support of the charity since its inception.
The purpose of the fund is to assist the children of Behind the Scenes grant recipients with continuing their education which may otherwise be in jeopardy due to their family's current financial situation. BTS frequently assists individuals whose children are unable to remain in school because the family can no longer afford tuition.
The BTS Grants Review Committee will be responsible for identifying appropriate candidates from among the families of grant recipients and awarding the scholarships which may be used for any accredited post-secondary education program or vocational training.
Rick Rudolph, Chair of the Behind the Scenes Foundation, commented, “We felt that enabling young people to continue their studies and pursue their goals is a fitting tribute to Foster. He has always concerned himself with educating students and providing them with opportunities. This seems like a natural extension of that commitment.”
Fred Foster, CEO of ETC, responded, “Behind the Scenes continues to find and develop great ways to support the folks in our industry who need our help. This latest effort, that will assist their children to continue their education while their parent fights a serious battle, is a great addition to the BTS portfolio. I am truly honored to have my name associated with this."
The Behind the Scenes charity provides entertainment technology professionals who are seriously ill or injured with grants that may be used for basic living and medical expenses. For more information about Behind the Scenes, to donate, or to apply for a grant, visit www.behindthescenescharity.org.