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“SHLC/Pierson Scholarship Fund”

SHLC PHS Scholarship

Dear Friend,

    We are pleased to announce that the Sag Harbor Lions Club has rolled out its “SHLC/Pierson Scholarship Fund” for college-bound Pierson High School Seniors. As The Sag Harbor Express and The Southampton Press recently reported, our goal is to significantly increase our fundraising from $5,000 to $50,000 annually. This is in recognition of the vastly increased costs of higher education since the SHLC established the scholarship more than fifty years ago. In addition to the College Scholarship, funds will be provided to students of need in the eighth grade to assist with the costs of their annual class trip to Washington, D.C. This trip is sometimes the first time our young Pierson students travel away from home, and we believe a visit to our nation’s capital is an important part of their education. 

   Education is the great equalizer in society and the key to opportunity in America. We believe the increased “SHLC/Pierson Scholarship Fund” will help deserving students reach their full potential and become engaged citizens. When I received the Lion’s Club Scholarship of $1,500 in 1973, it helped me to become the first in my family to attend college. We have also heard the testimony of other Pierson graduates who had their lives changed by receiving vital scholarship monies. 

   Two anonymous Lion’s Club members have pledged $5,000 per year for five years to the “SHLC/Pierson Scholarship Fund” to give our effort a running start. We now need your help to reach our ambitious goal, and we believe grassroots funding is the best way to achieve it. This way we all become stakeholders in this educational endeavor, by supporting the Pierson-Sag Harbor community we cherish. We will strengthen our ties with one another, and the Pierson Scholarship recipients and the young eighth graders will feel the warmth of a community that cares. 

   Please join us in taking the “Pierson Pledge” and contribute below to the “SHLC/Pierson Scholarship Fund.” To reach our goal we are asking you to commit to $200 per year for five years. However, any amount is most welcome and will make an important difference. See below on how to take the Pierson Pledge. If you have any questions, please contact either of us. We look forward to hearing from you. 


Lion Paul Zaykowski
Chair, SHLC/Pierson Scholarship Fund
Text or Call: 718-501-4497
Lion Tony Lawless
President, Sag Harbor Lions Club
Text or Call: 631-921-8341

or mail a check to:

Sag Harbor Lions Club, PO Box 158, Sag Harbor, NY 11963

At HarborFest, in September 2018, 

    The Sag Harbor Lions raised $500.00 at our 50/50 raffle that benefited the Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry.  The winner of the raffle was very generous and donated his winnings to the club making it possible for us to reach our goal.

At Andy's Run & Harborfest in 2017, we raised funds for hurricane relief.

    In the fall of 2017, we opened up the floodgates and raised $5,600.00 that was donated to several organizations for hurricane relief and disaster preparedness.

▷$2,800.00 was donated directly to Texas Lions Multiple District-2 for Hurricane Harvey.
$1,000.00 was donated to LCIF for hurricane relief for Hurrican Irma, FL
$1,000.00 was donated to LCIF for hurricane relief for Hurrican Maria, PR
▷   $787.00 was donated to New York State Lions ALERT Disaster Preparedness facility.
 $100.00 was donated to New York State & Bermuda Lions Foundation


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