About the Foundation
The R.E.J. Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc. was established by
the Pride of Melbourne Masonic Lodge #318 in 1980 under the leadership of Brother Carl Finerson, Worshipful Master, with the consent of the Johnson family, The committee became incorporated in the State
of Florida in December 1983 and the name changed to the Reginald E.
Johnson Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc. In 1984, the club formed an advisory board consisting of professional people, to act as monitors of the Club’s activities and to advise the Club as to the betterment of carrying out its goals and objectives.
Annually, the Reginald E. Johnson Club has four major fundraising
events: A Scholarship Awards Banquet, Bowl-A-Thon, Golf Tournament,
and “Taste of Brevard”. Funds gained from the events help deserving
graduating Brevard County seniors reach their highest educational goals.
Since 1980, the Club, and its early version as a committee, has awarded
several million dollars in scholarships to these deserving students.
These scholarships have served as a catalyst for youths starting their
college and professional careers. In 2016 the organization’s name was changed to the Reginald E. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc.