Promoting the arts, athletics, and altruism in today’s young people by giving them the chance to live their dreams.

About Calyx

Calyx Powers Schenecker was born on September 12, 1994 in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany. Along her life's journey, Calyx was recognized as a model student, a published artist, a truly devoted friend and a tenacious athlete, excelling in both Cross Country and Track. Bound for the stars, Calyx's intense desire to learn and her wonderment at all life had to offer was energizing and uplifting. Her love for the Harry Potter series drove her to establish Dumbledore’s Army, a Harry Potter Club at C. Leon King High School in Tampa, where she excelled in the International Baccalaureate classroom and on the school’s Cross Country and Track teams.

About Beau

Powers Beau Schenecker (Beau) was born September 29, 1997 at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Along his life’s journey, Beau was known as a very likable and lovable person who quickly made and retained an incredible number of friends worldwide. Although a bit shorter physically than his contemporaries, his amazing intelligence and intuition, empathy for others, and sense of humor allowed him to stand head and shoulders above the rest. If you had Beau as a friend, you needed no others. His love for his friends, sports and video games always had him either outside involved in some sort of soccer, street hockey or football game or dialed into his favorite video game, where he honed his skills as a play-by-play announcer. A natural born leader, his positive impact on his teammates over the years in various soccer clubs, basketball and flag football teams was impressive.

Community Involvement

Memorial Fund efforts continue to provide Youth Development and Scholarship opportunities for Tampa Bay students.  Most recently, Colonel Schenecker volunteered to judge various events in support of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Performance Events Competition District 8 in preparation for the upcoming Florida FBLA State Leadership Conference, held 23-26 March in Orlando.

 

 

Since 2011, Liberty Middle School students and National Junior Honor Society join forces every year with the Future Business Leaders of America to raise money for the Calyx and Beau Schenecker Memorial Fund. They sell cookie dough school wide for three weeks with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to the Fund. They are supporting Calyx and Beau’s legacy, creating community awareness of the needs of the memorial fund, and honoring the lives of Calyx and Beau. They have donated approximately $30,000 to the fund and have secured another $30,000 in matching funds. This community service project is unique because of the connection that the chapter has with the namesake of this fund. That alone gives them a passion that no other FBLA chapter can match. Beau Schenecker was a member of FBLA.

 

Since 2014, the Calyx and Beau Schenecker Memorial Fund has participated in Give Day Tampa Bay, a 24-hour online day of giving to support numerous nonprofits in the greater Tampa Bay area.  This year’s GiveDay Tampa Bay is 2 May 2017. Sponsored by Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, the effort not only assists Tampa Bay nonprofits and charities by providing educational opportunities, but also sponsors a fundraising platform that raised over $2 million in 2016.  The Calyx and Beau Schenecker Memorial Fund has been fortunate to receive various prize pool donations from generous corporate/family foundation donors like United Way Suncoast Community, HCI Group, Inc., and most recently the McDonald’s/Caspers Company.  Additional thanks to the Sunshine Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for their continued support of our efforts to get donor visibility outside the Tampa Bay area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liberty Middle School students present a check to the

Calyx and Beau Schenecker Memorial Fund

Remembering how they lived

Calyx and Beau Schenecker Memorial Fund. 2017