Bonita Chamber Foundation awards two local scholarships

The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation announces the two winners of its annual Ralph A. Richardson Scholarship: Elia Angeles and Zachary Clark, both 2018 graduates of Estero High School.


“We are honored to have the opportunity to continue to support our future workforce through scholarships from the Ralph A. Richardson endowment,” said Foundation President and CEO, Tiffany Esposito. “Our community’s future economic success is dependent upon the bright young minds of people like Elia and Zachary, and we are thrilled to support them in their higher education attainment.”


Angeles will attend Florida Gulf Coast University in the fall and would like to become a Lee County elementary school teacher upon graduation. In high school, she held leadership roles with JROTC and volunteered her time with both New Horizons and students with special needs.


Clark will attend the University of Florida in the fall and would like to start his own business. He graduated from Estero High School’s Cambridge/AICE program, and participated in many student organizations, including the Environmental Club.


The Bonita Chamber Foundation supports the region’s future workforce through scholarships and leadership development programs. To support its mission, purchase a ticket for the September 12 Stock Your Cellar Wine Tasting Fundraiser at Bonita Bay Club. Event proceeds will support the Bonita Chamber Foundation’s programs, and tickets can be purchased over the phone at (239) 992-2943 or online at


To donate to the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Ralph A. Richardson Scholarship Fund, contact the Southwest Florida Community Foundation at (239) 274-5900 or visit


The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a not-for-profit which supports and assists the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce in its community development activities. To date, the Foundation has given out more than $120,000 in local scholarships.


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