FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – West Palm Beach, FL —A recently endowed business scholarship has been named for local attorney Eddie Stephens. The “Eddie Stephens South Florida Leadership Fund,” which was funded with more than $20,000, will provide annual grants for students at the University of Miami, Florida Atlantic University and Florida International College who are members of the professional fraternity Delta Sigma PI. The grants will allow the students to attend national leadership conferences and professional development programming.
“The fund was named after Eddie because he was the driving force in raising $20,000 to endow the scholarship,” said Mitch Simmons, Past Grand President of Delta Sigma Pi.
“Eddie Stephens really led the charge to create this prestigious fund”, said Gregory Koch, CEO and President of the Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation. “This fund assists students in their education and preparation to become future leaders, and helps build great students of commerce.”
Stephens said he was motivated to raise funds for the endowment because there is a real need to teach business ethics to our future business leaders. “That’s not something you learn in a text book or in class. I had the fortune of these experiences when I was in college. I was lucky, I could afford it. A lot of these kids today, can’t.”
It’s an investment in their integrity and the future of our country, Stephens said. “I have also raised $20,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. There are a spectrum of charities that need help.”
Eddie Stephens is a third generation Floridian and a Board Certified Marital & Family Attorney who has been practicing law in West Palm Beach for 15 years.
The Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation provides financial support for Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity’s educational and charitable programs, which assist members to achieve individual and professional excellence within the business community.
Stephens is the past president and chairman of the Leadership Foundation of Delta Sigma Pi.
Silver Helmer Awarded to Eddie Stephens for 25 Years of Service
See below for some info on the silver helmet (created by artist Scott White) and some highlights of the past 25 years……
About the Silver Helmet:
Normally, when a Deltasig is honored with this award, they get a very nice framed certificate. I was inspired by the creativity when Brother Paul Garcia, who is a USC Trojan, was given a large silver Trojan helmet when he was bestowed this honor.
Somewhere along the line, I must have mentioned this to my lovely wife, Jacquie. Apparently Jacquie conspired to commission this piece of art which was created by my favorite independent artist, Scott White.
If you have ever heard me speak at a Deltasig event you should know the symbology and meaning of the Star Wars helmet. Her having Scott create this just blew my mind.
Scott has been a good friend for 15 years and we have done many artistic projects together. We are the same age, have the same taste in music, movies and art in general. Scott is in a unique position to understand what I think looks cool especially my love for geekery. I could not think of a better person who could possibly pull this off and apparently neither could Jacquie.
When I called Scott and thanked him for his art I asked about his choice to make it look a little battle worn and tarnished. Scott replied; “Jacquie told me what it represents. I thought it should look like it’s been through some battles.” I could not agree more.
Needless to say, I was honored beyond belief.
It will be interesting to see if Jacquie’s actions inspires others when it comes to future silver helmet recipients. I look forward to what creativity that might invoke!
25 Years of Service