We provide financial assistance to young adults and children whose desire to further their education is inhibited by financial complications. It is our mission to help these individuals pursue their dreams and aspirations by easing the frustrating burden of monetary obligations.
Respect and decency are key attributes of Roy White, who played for 15 straight seasons with the New York Yankees and achieved many milestones during his outstanding professional career. His success as a professional ballplayer serves as a testament to the power of dedication.
Growing up poor in one of the tougher communities of Los Angeles, his aspiration to one-day play professional baseball was achieved through a rapacious desire to obtain knowledge and education, in order to present his best to the world.
Through programs like Books for Baseball and The Roy White Scholarship Award, The Roy White Foundation aims to teach young adults and children the benefits of self-sufficiency. Through its efforts, the Foundation hopes to demonstrate that the best way to achieve distant goals is by maintaining good values and never giving up hope. The Foundation will also help educate student athletes on the importance of continuing and completing their education, so that they are well prepared to enter the business world or any career path they choose to pursue.
It is our goal to provide scholarship grants each year to as many high school graduates as we can possibly help so that no student is ever denied the chance to further their education. It is our intent to make the Roy White Foundation one of the leading Scholarship-Grant providers for assisting students with financial needs in the pursuit of higher education. The Foundation will also help educate student athletes on the importance of continuing and completing their education, so that they are well prepared to enter the business world or any career path they choose.
Since the beginning of the program in 2002, The Roy White Foundation has awarded Scholarship Grants to high school student athletes in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
A popular Yankee in their modern history, Roy White was both an excellent hitter and a great defensive player. He had many subtle, momentous achievements during an incredible 15-year tenure as a Bronx Bomber and is highly ranked amongst Yankee greats in almost all the relevant offensive and defensive categories. Here are some great clips of #6, “old reliable” in those familiar pinstripes.
The Roy White Foundation hosts fund-raising events in a unique range of styles. In addition to benefit dinners and live sports memorabilia auctions, RWF has also held charity golf outings and sponsored live concert events from performers such as Jay Black and Dana Fuchs. Here are some photos from select events.
Dana Fuchs is a phenomenon, a singer whose mesmerizing voice and presence has led critics to compare her to Rock Legends from Janis to Jagger. Fittingly, she appeared in the off-Broadway production, Love, Janis. The multi-talented singer-songwriter stars as, Sadie, in the cult classic, Sony Pictures Beatles musical, Across The Universe, where she has a major presence both in the film, and on the platinum selling soundtrack. Perhaps Stereophile Magazine said it best, "Imagine a sultry, more emotive Janis Joplin, backed by a higher energy version of the late 60’s Rolling Stones…Rock n’ Roll doesn’t get any better."
Dana Fuchs at Tarrytown Music Hall
Jay Black at Tarrytown Music Hall
The Roy White Foundation would like to thank everyone who participated in our 1st annual golf outing at the Muttontown Country Club. By all accounts the event was a huge success. Check back with us often for information on Roy White Foundation activities and forthcoming events in the future.
Over 400 people participated in the very first Roy White Foundation event and was a major success. The Foundation allocated $5,000 to each of its honorees : The Brian Hickey Foundation, in honor of the late New York Fire Department hero who perished on 9/11 and New York Police Department Officer Christopher Baumann who was blinded in both eyes.
Oklahoma Brain Tumor Foundation
The Oklahoma Brain Tumor Foundation would like to sincerely thank you for your in-kind donation for the Bobby Murcer Swing for Hope Charity Golf Classic.
The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island
Your relationship with the house is invaluable to the families who depend on the compassion of others to help them find solace at a time when most is needed. In addition, your understanding of what the house means to a family crisis is very important to us
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Your donation will support the Chapters’ local program and services, as well as the national research effort to find a cure for multiple sclerosis.
We want to thank you for your autographed item in support of our benevolence fund. This years tournament was again, a huge success, enabling us to provide youth scholarships for underprivileged children, and also support local benevolence programs.
While some players may hit home runs or pitch shutouts, I can’t think of any name in sports history that symbolizes hero more than Roy White/ When I was sick and needed someone to look up to, you were there. As famous, and as busy as you were, you answered each and every one of my letters personally- even from Japan
Your generous donation will help make team sports accessible and available to all youths, particularly those sports which are limited to certain children, with your help S.T.A.R. Kids can open up a new world of experiences and team friendships.