From the President

Dear Blue Streak Friends and Family,

It was my great honor in January to begin a term as President of the Board of Directors of Blue Streak Scholarship Fund. It is a very exciting time to be in a leadership role with Blue Streak. Ideas imagined years ago have gained momentum, and there has been growth in every area of the organization: scholarships, events and most importantly the members.

I plan to keep that momentum going and set our strategic direction for the near future by defining organizational objectives. We will expand our fund raising, explore new ideas, and continue to amplify our scholarship program. We look to convene volunteers, businesses and funders to share knowledge and foster unity and collective action. And we will expand our support of the Jubilee Catholic Schools by promoting the benefits of urban, faith-based education in Memphis. Ensuring the value of member benefits, enhancing member satisfaction and increasing diversity in our membership base will always be the underlying goal of our daily operations.

Peter Drucker taught that to achieve results we have to use all the available strengths, as these strengths are the true opportunities. "The unique purpose of an organization is to make strength productive," he wrote. Blue Streak has the exceptional bounty of opportunities found in the strengths of our board, staff and members. I believe that we have the vision of what we are capable of becoming as a membership organization and my goal as board president is to keep us loyal to that vision. Thank you for your part in our vision for the Memphis community, and I can't wait to see what we will achieve together.

Carter Giovanetti

President , Blue Streak Scholarship Fund

Board of Directors