Virtual Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Click the Individual Event Ticket(s) and Reservation (s) option above to purchase your ticket(s) to the 20th Annual Scholarship Luncheon, which will be hosted virtually on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (EST).

Erin Gruwell and Academy Award-winning actress, Hilary Swank and the freedom writers.

Erin Gruwell, educator, author, motivational speaker and founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation, is this year’s keynote speaker. Her work inspired the 2007 film Freedom Writers and the 2019 PBS documentary Freedom Writers Stories from the Heart. Our focus is on the expanding teacher shortage in our community and highlight the wealth of affordable educational opportunities SCF offers current and aspiring educators, including:

Tickets are available for purchase at the following rates:

  • $100 – Includes virtual access to Erin Gruwell’s keynote presentation and a delicious hand-delivered lunch catered by Michael’s On East (local deliveries only).
  • $25 – Includes virtual access to Erin Gruwell’s keynote presentation only.
  • $10 (prior to October 31) – Discounted tickets are available to our region’s educators for virtual access to Erin Gruwell’s keynote presentation. Tickets will be $25 on and after November 1. Please contact Nicole Brown via email at to receive a discount with your ticket purchase.

You may also text ‘SCFLUNCH’ to 41444 to purchase tickets, donate to the SCF Foundation and to share information about this event with your colleagues, family and friends! Suncoast Credit Union is the proud Title Sponsor of the 20th Annual Scholarship Luncheon. The Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation is the proud Keynote Speaker sponsor for the presentation presented by Erin Gruwell.

Are you are unable to attend? Click here to donate to the SCF Foundation.