The Tucker A. Francis Fund, a scholarship designed and started by several close friends of Tucker, was built as a testament to his commitment to the Tabor Academy community and the SSV TABOR BOY. Every two years, the Tucker A. Francis Fund strives to sponsor one young man and woman to attend Tabor Academy’s REEF program who don't have the needed resources. If we exceed this base goal, excess proceeds can, at the discretion of the committee, be used to support other such travel opportunities.


     Tucker was a hired chef on the vessel during its travels in the Caribbean but to the crew he was much more than a cook.  He was a phenomenal sailor, leader, and friend. At home, Tucker was also celebrated as an incredibly kind, giving, and supportive individual. Tucker lived with a sense of grace and support that carried through everything he did; it is this grace that inspired us to create this fund in his honor. Our goal is to live by Tucker’s example so his impact on us will never be forgotten.

Fair winds and following seas!