For its first ten years, CFC was a scrappy nonprofit, where Craig Pollard, his wife Stacy, and six dedicated friends pulled together a golf tournament and gave every penny to scholarships. Then, one of Pollard’s USC frat buddies and CFC supporter from the start became famous: Will Ferrell. The organization took off with his help. It now employees two staff members and awards around 90 scholarships annually of $1,000 to $4,000 to kids heading to schools such as Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, and Texas A&M. Fueled by Pollard’s own amputations in 2006, the scholarships include amputees. Since the organization’s creation, over 800 scholarships have now been given totaling over $1 million.
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