Meet our Leadership Team.

Original Co-Founder
Vearl Smith
Founding Chairman
Abilene Christian University
Vearl’s servant leadership was honed as a county official, RSF Golf Club President and EVP, Marketing at Southern Farm Bureau Insurance. A native Texan, he's known for thinking big, having co-founded multiple scholarship programs and the K-12 Jackson Christian Academy.
Executive Board
Eric Manese
President
University of Arizona
Eric serves as the branch manager at Rancho Santa Fe Insurance. He has deep experience in professional sales. Eric has an overwhelming desire to have an impact on the next generation of leaders who will change the world for the better.
Executive Board
Original Co-Founder
Gail Kendall
Secretary
Penn State University
Gail Kendall was employed 20 years with Ticketron; the last decade of which she served as Area Manager, San Diego. She is a founding member and officer of Future Legends; also, President of Community Concerts of RSF. Interests: Golf and fitness/weight training.
Executive Board
Original Co-Founder
Sharon Considine
Treasurer
San Diego State University
Sharon is best known as a restaurant owner for 27 years. President of the USO, Coronado CofC, SD Restaurant Association, Coronado Hospital Foundation, SDSU Alumni. Loves her Husband, kids and 9 grandkids. Motto: "Live for today as it could be your last."
Executive Board
Susan Bowers
Chief Operating Officer
University of California San Diego
Susan is the Director of Business Development at AlphaCore Capital. During her collegiate tenure she personally experienced the benefits of financial assistance and mentorship. She is now impassioned to pay it forward.
Advisory Board
Steven King
Volunteer Director
San Diego State University
Steven is a Wealth Manager with over 30 years of experience with top Wall Street firms. He owns Cardiff Reef Wealth Management, Inc. As a California native, he loves golf, travel and volunteering.
Advisory Board
Sheila V. Godkin
Business Development Director
Cal State University San Marcos
Sheila is a realtor with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. She is a founding member of the 4S Ranch-Del Sur Foundation. Her personal motto is: live authentically, make a difference and always have grit.
Advisory Board
Susie Ault
Programs Director
San Diego State University
Susie is a native San Diegan and has been involved with charitable fund raising for various children’s organizations for over 40 years. In her spare time, she is a freelance artist.
Amy Scruggs
Spokesperson
Amy shares our Mission through stories of overcoming challenges to make dreams come true. Her talent with words extends to music. As a singer she has performed with Trace Adkins, Clint Black, Charlie Daniels, Frankie Avalon and others.
Chris Fawcett
Marketing Director
University of New Hampshire
Chris is a marketing and technology executive who has founded companies and worked with world-class firms like Sony, P&G, Disney, Walmart, Amazon, Google and others. Once a carpenter's apprentice, he's driven to build things.

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