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City Furniture pledges $100,000 to fund onePulse business scholarship

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Ti Ti Nguyen (left) received the 2022-23 Tevin Eugene Crosby scholarship provided by City Furniture. Pulse owner Barbara Poma joins parents Lisa and Earl Crosby (right) help pass on their son’s legacy. (ONEPULSE FOUNDATION).

Andrew Koenig, CEO of City Furniture, announced a pledge of $100,000 to fund Tevin Eugene Crosby’s business and management scholarship for the next 10 years, according to a recent onePulse Foundation press release.

Crosby, 25 at the time of his death, was visiting Orlando from Michigan when he was shot and killed at Pulse. He owned the marketing firm Total Entrepreneurs Concepts and was very ambitious and hardworking according to what his brother said in the obituary.

City Furniture is headquartered in Tamarac in South Florida and was founded in 1971 by two entrepreneurs. They were inspired to donate to Crosby’s scholarship because of Tevin’s ambition and success as an entrepreneur himself.

The press release also announced that “Thuy-Thuong (Ti Ti) Nguyen of Davie, Florida, is the 2022–23 recipient of the Tevin Eugene Crosby scholarship provided by City Furniture. They are pursuing a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology at Florida International University, and dream of opening a health facility for the LBGTQ+ community.”

City Furniture will match contributions up to $10,000 in support of the 49 Legacy Scholarship Program through June 30. You can make your contribution online here.


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