The Resort - Giving Back
OLD ROAD FUND
The resort’s founders, Howard and Chelle Hulford, started the Old Road Fund in 1974, naming it after the village that sits just outside the resort's gates. Initially its purpose was to supply basic necessities to the community’s neediest families, but it quickly out-grew these modest goals thanks to support from the resort and its guests. To date over $US 1 million has been spent on university scholarship assistance, additional college expenses, sending children to the U.S. for summer camp or to work as camp counselors, and providing medical and emergency relief to the local community.
In the last twenty years alone more than 150 children have gone to tennis camp in the U.S. and 45 have received a full university education. Eleven students are currently enrolled in college in the U.S. Over 20 have had major healthcare benefits. Through the fund, computers have been donated to the Old Road Primary School, and new uniforms and sporting equipment purchased for the village football (soccer) and cricket teams.
And the fund is still growing. Just one recent development is a relationship between the Old Road Fund and Miami Dade Community College (MDCC) and Florida International University (FIU) that have agreed to provide scholarships for degrees in tourism and hospitality. One of the first students, Jeff London, is already attending MDCC and will go on to FIU for a total of four years studying hospitality management.
TO DONATE (501c3 tax-deductible in the U.S, and Canada)
- Add it to your hotel bill
- Make a check out to the Old Road Fund, leave it at the front desk or mail it to the attention of the General Manager at the resort.