We live by the Riley Rule, named after a great man who invested in me and my education, and the only thing he asked in return is that one day I do the same for someone else when I could afford to do so.
The Skokos Foundation supports organizations that prepare young leaders by meeting them where they are and guiding them to use their gifts and talents to make the world better around them. Notably, the Foundation co-sponsored the SLANT 45 Project, also known as Service Learning Adventures in North Texas. The program’s more than 20,000 participating youth were taught the importance of volunteerism, logging more than 45,000 hours of volunteer work, and culminated in each child creating their own reflective artwork which was displayed across North Texas. In addition, the Foundation generously contributed to the capital campaign to build the Arkansas Razorback Student-Athlete Academic Success Center on the University of Arkansas campus, the collegiate alma mater of both Skokoses. The Center creates an integrated academic support program for more than 460 student-athletes. Likewise, the Foundation has generously supported the George W. Bush Presidential Center, which focuses on educating leaders about public policy and advancing accountability in education to ensure all U.S. students are prepared for college and a career.