Della Rosenberg Legacy Continues to Grow
Oct 1, 2021
by Bobbie Stewart Noloboff
Lifelong educator Della Rosenberg, who passed away in 2017 at the age of 100, believed in the power of teaching. She devoted her life to the profession since 1940 and was named Teacher of the Century at Bradford High School's 100th anniversary celebration.
Now, her legacy lives on at Flagler College, where the Della Rosenberg Family Foundation has recently increased its annual giving substantially to support more students in achieving their education.
“My gratitude cannot be expressed through words but through my teaching,” scholarship recipient Tarra Crutcher said. “I want to take my knowledge from the experiences Flagler College is giving me and put them into my future career and job of educating the next generation.” Crutcher is majoring in Elementary Education of the Hearing Impaired and plans to graduate in 2023 with a degree in Deaf Education.
The scholarship supports students majoring in education, history or English. A priority is given to students from Bradford County, Florida, and then to students from Northeast Florida. The scholarship awards generally cover the full amount of unmet financial need for students attending Flagler College.
“Words cannot even describe how thankful or explain how much this (scholarship) means to me. My gratitude cannot be expressed through words, however it will be expressed through my teaching. I want to take my knowledge from the experiences Flagler College is giving me and put them into my future career and job of educating the next generation.” - Tarra Crutcher
Flagler Alumni Board Member Jeffrey Tidwell became friends with Rosenberg in 2009 and helped facilitate her gift to the College through her foundation.
“If you were sitting with her now, you would feel that she had a strong spirit and was opinionated,” he recalled fondly, adding that she felt a desire to care for those who lacked resources to succeed compassionately.
Since 2017, the Della Rosenberg Family Foundation has supported 16 Flagler College students. With the recent increase in their giving, the Della Rosenberg Family Foundation will fund even more students for years to come, ultimately benefiting communities across Florida with Flagler College's future teachers.Tagged As