Tyler Phipps Memorial Scholarship Foundation

Integrity, commitment, faithfulness and humility are just a few words that embodied Tyler Phipps.  This professional, charismatic young man’s bright future took an unexpected path to meet our Lord on September 26, 2015. In honor of Tyler Phipps, the Tyler Phipps Memorial Scholarship has been established to provide funds to assist in advanced education in the Agriculture or Produce Industries. Though he may be gone, he will never be forgotten.


"No father could be more proud of his Son than I was of mine. When at times I was a weak leader he was patient, kind, and long-suffering. In the 30 years my Son was on this earth I never once hung my head in shame but rather stood amazed that I could have a Son like him. While at times I thought I was coaching/mentoring him to become a great leader, the reversal happened and he shaped the character of this far below average CEO. Words can’t describe the pain of my loss but also the pride of saying “Tyler Phipps was my Son!!!"

— Steve Phipps, Father


The Foundation is proud to announce the first recipient of the PMA Executive Leadership Symposium Scholarship, Gina Vagnino.

**In just 4 months, the foundation has received over $35,000 in donations that will be used in the advancement of individual’s careers within the produce and agriculture industries. With your continuous support, this foundation will be able to provide many opportunities within the industry. Thank you again for all donations the foundation has received.



Tyler Phipps was loved by many and appreciated by all.  He was a man of integrity and dedication. Even when he meet challenges, he never gave up and always pushed on. He was known to be a humble man and always there when you needed him no matter the situation. He was one of the most loving, thoughtful, and kind people. His great big smile and infectious laugh would light up a room.

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