Michael Grainger


As a founding member of the Vietnam Scholarship Foundation, I am extremely proud to return to the board as the organization’s treasurer effective July 1, 2018. Over twenty years ago, our current Chairman Tam Nguyen approached me and asked if I would be interested in founding a non-profit organization to provide educational scholarships to children living in remote rural parts of Vietnam. We quickly assembled a willing band of colleagues to accomplish this task, and before we knew it our tax-exempt status was approved by the Internal Revue Service here in the USA. At this point, I stepped away from the board and pursued my own career in Southern California as a teacher and school administrator. During this time, I obtained my doctoral degree in administrative leadership and I currently serve as a middle school principal here in Palm Springs, California. As I approach the end of my current career as an educator I recognized that now was the perfect time to return to the board to revitalize the organization’s mission and vision in the provision of educational scholarships. During the past two decades, VNSF has made remarkable strides forward and I would like to thank all members of the current and former board for their dedication and commitment to this wonderful organization. I am delighted to be back doing what I can to make a difference in the lives of these amazing students.

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