The Redlands Community Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1966. Inspired community members created the first scholarship as a memorial to honor Mr. Kenneth Hurlburt, Assistant Superintendent. Each year, RCSF recognizes the achievements and promise of Redlands Unified graduates by:
Supporting over 131 community, business, educational, and individual donors who desire to make a positive impact on students’ lives. RCSF accepts and processes charitable, tax-deductible donations, and facilitates the entire scholarship application and selection process.
Investing general purpose donations to enable RCSF to award additional scholarships.
Investing, managing, and stewarding bequests and endowed scholarships in perpetuity, including many memorial endowed scholarships.
Incorporating over 351 scholarships into one student application.
Partnering with RUSD schools in senior awards ceremonies.
For information on becoming a donor or making a donation, please contact RCSF Operations Coordinator Tiffany Cameron at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Redlands Community Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3): Federal Tax ID: 23-7018411
Cindy Brand: President
After working at the University of Redlands in the 1980s, Cindy Brand began her education career at Redlands East Valley High School, mostly teaching grade 12 English. She served five years as grade level coordinator which included serving on various district curriculum committees. Her time at the University of Redlands gave her insight into post-high school curriculum, helping her guide students with their choices of schools and in applying for scholarships. Cindy became familiar with the Redlands Community Scholarship Foundation through walking many of her students through the application process. Cindy is honored to be able to bring these experiences to the Redlands Community Scholarship Foundation.
Larry Munz: Vice-President
Larry was born in Prescott AZ. He moved to Redlands in 1950 when his father became the principal at Redlands Junior High. He graduated from Redlands Senior High in 1958. He then attended Oregon State University majoring in industrial arts education and graduated in 1962. He earned a Masters Degree from the University of Redlands in 1971. After teaching industrial arts in San Bernardino and Redlands for 8 years he moved in to coordinating and directing vocational education programs in Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and Redlands Regional Occupational Programs for 20 years. In 1990, he became a general contractor and retired in 2002. He has served on the Board of The Museum of Redlands, Kimberly-Shirk Association, Redlands Conservancy Association, Redlands Area Historical Society, Redlands Kiwanis Scholarship Foundation, Redlands Kiwanis Club and currently on the Board of The Redlands Community Scholarship Foundation. His father was a founding member of the RCSF.
Pat Kohlmeier: Treasurer
Pat Kohlmeier joined the RCSF Board in 2020. She is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University Pomona and recently retired from a 20-year career in university advancement with the University of Redlands and UC Riverside. She served as a member of the Board of Education for the Redlands Unified School District for 20 years, is a past PTA leader in the district, and currently serves on the board of the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation. All three of her children graduated from RUSD schools. She and her family established the Christopher Kohlmeier Memorial Scholarship with RCSF in 2001 in memory of their oldest son.
Barbara Krause: Secretary
Barbara Krause, former counselor at Redlands East Valley High School, currently serves as the RCSF secretary and also coordinates the scoring and selection committees. At REV she worked closely with RCSF in facilitating the scholarship process, and she attended board meetings for several years as the REV liaison. She officially joined the RCSF Board after her retirement in 2014. Barbara began her career at Redlands High in 1979 and taught English, German, and ESL. She transferred to REV when it opened in 1997 and became a guidance counselor in 2002. She is proud to serve an organization whose primary purpose is to award scholarships to worthy and talented students in the Redlands Unified School District.
Sue Wallace: Immediate Past President
Sue Wallace is a retired high school social studies teacher. Sue came to Redlands in 1986 having taught in Oklahoma for 15 years. She taught at Redlands High School from 1986-1997 and then helped to open Redlands East Valley High School where she served as the social studies chairperson from 1997 until she retired in 2007. Sue received her B.A. degree from Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma, and an M.A. in history and a Master of Social Science degree from the University of Oklahoma. She began serving on the Redlands Community Scholarship Foundation in 2013. Sue has served as Vice-President and President of the RCSF. She is actively involved in the American Association of University Women Redlands Branch and the California Retired Teachers Association.
David Belk: RCSF Board Member:
David Belk was a teacher in Redlands for 35 years (1973-2008). He taught Social Studies at Moore Junior High School, Redlands High School, and Redlands East Valley High School. For as long as he can remember he has always had a desire to be a teacher. After retiring, he was encouraged by several people to join the board of RCSF. It is a great way to contribute to the students of the community of Redlands.
Sue Fawcett: RCSF Board Member
Greg Fields: RCSF Board Member
Karen Knudson-Wilson: RCSF Board Member
Ann Leonard: RCSF Board Member
Ann Leonard is a retired teacher from Redlands Unified School District teaching 36 years at Cope, Moore, RHS, and REV. She started the Career Center at REV in 1997-98 which included educating students about careers, colleges, and scholarships. In 1998 she joined the RCSF board and has served as president, on the scoring committee, and on the selection committee. She believes that RCSF is valuable because it gives our students scholarships that help them reach their college goals which prepare them for their career goals. RUSD students who earn these scholarships deserve this wonderful reward for all their hard work and achievements.
Christina Rivera: RCSF Board Member
Christina Rivera has served on the RCSF Board for six years and is the 2020-21 Board President. Previous to RCSF, Christina was a principal in the Redlands Unified School District for twelve years, an administrator for a total of twenty-six years, and a teacher for ten years. As a principal, Christina was very grateful for the Foundation’s facilitation of the scholarship process that enabled RUSD students to fill out one application to apply for multiple scholarships, a service she had never seen in other districts. In retirement, Christina dabbles in photography and serves the educational community by participating on WASC school accreditation teams and in Redlands in several community service groups. Christina enjoys spending time with her loved ones and attempting to keep up with her grandchildren.
Donna St. George: RCSF Board Member
Valerie Williamson: RCSF Board Member
Valerie grew up in Redlands, attending Mariposa Elementary, Moore Junior High, and Redlands High School. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and a Master's Degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, along with a Teaching Credential from the University of Redlands. She spent nearly twenty years working as an aerospace systems analyst for Northrop Grumman, and she is currently in her twenty-second year teaching mathematics at Redlands High School. She has been an RCSF board member for the last ten years. She enjoys rewarding Redlands’ students with scholarships for their academic achievements, particularly since it lightens their financial burden in their quest to further their education.
Tiffany Cameron, RCSF Foundation Coordinator