After Charlie's sudden passing in January 2009, a scholarship fund was set up at his alma mater, Pace University, in Charlie's name.  Since the founding of the scholarship, we have enjoyed watching several students pursue their academic dreams at Pace university, and we express how thankful we are to those who have contributed to the fund in Charlie's memory.

In 2015, we decided to further build Charlie's legacy  by forming the Charles B. Staats Memorial Foundation. The purpose of the Foundation is to identify and support those emerging, young swim coaches that demonstrate the qualities that made Charlie such an impactful community leader.  His love of swimming was intrinsically linked with seeing the growth of those around him.  

There is so much opportunity for a young person who stands out as an active voice in our community, and we would love to help these rising swim coaches make every dream a real possibility.  

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