Society For Tomorrow, a Year in Review
Last year APRO introduced a new method of contributing to the education of young adults by way of The Society For Tomorrow. The Society For Tomorrow is a group of APRO donors who have committed to the long-term success of providing much needed college scholarships. With the creation of the Society For Tomorrow the APRO Education Foundation takes the next leap forward unifying an industry under one purpose of a secure and stable funding source for scholarships for years to come.
For almost a decade, APRO’s Education Scholarship Foundation has helped 226 students granting more than $525,000. Last year, APRO members and state associations donated $127,000 to 65 students. APRO is thrilled to have scholarship recipient and Texas A&M University’s Liz Lytton at this year’s Fuse convention on Galveston Island next week. She is a business major and will speak during Fuse 2017’s General Session on Wednesday, May 10th.
We would like to thank all of our 2016 contributors for investing in a brighter future and already making The Society For Tomorrow a success.
Chancellor Level, $10,000 – $14,999
Chas Smithgall, IV, SEI/Aaron’s Inc.
Tennessee Rental Dealers Association
President Level, $5,000 – $9,999
Chris Korst, Rent-A-Center
David P. David, Full-O-Pep Appliances
David Harrison, Rent-N-Roll
Gopal Reddy, Action Development Corp.
Jamie Slatton, Buddy’s Home Furnishings
Mike Tissot, Countryside Rentals
Provost Level, $2,500 – $4,999
Tiger John Cleek, Cleek’s, Inc.
Dan Cole, National Rent-To-Own
Gary Ferriman, Showplace, Inc.
Joe Fischer, Eagle Rental-Purchase
Florida Rental Dealers Association
Chris Kale, Rent King
Susan Matthews, Benefit Marketing Solutions
Casey Pristou, Watershed Development Corp.
Dean Level, $1,000 – $2,4999
Robert O. Briley, Briley Investments
Dan Fisher, Majik Rent-To-Own
Gary Jones, Ashley Furniture
Lyn Leach, Ace Rent-To-Own
Eric Moore, Rental SalesWorks
Missouri Rental Dealers Association
Dan Singh, Dial Rent-To-Own
Brett Wimberly, Benefit Marketing Solutions
Professor Level, $500 – $999
Al Benson, Central File Marketing
Chris Bolin, Bolin Rental Purchase
John Cleek, Jr., Cleek’s Inc.
Mark Connelly, Aaron’s
Ellison Crider, Buddy’s Home Furnishing
Bruce Kemp, Royal Rents
Spencer Smith, Smith Group
Larry Sutton, Rent-n-Roll
Founding Members, $500/-
Trent Agin, Rent One
Bill French, O’Rourke Sales
Allison Manley, Showplace, Inc.
Mark Williams, Rent One