TCI Gives Back
Tall Clubs International is committed to giving back, and to raising awareness about issues affecting the tall community. In addition to social activities on the local and international level, we also work hard to send a tall message to a world dominated by goods and services designed for the, well basically, less vertically gifted. Awarding college scholarships to tall teens; fighting for legroom in the airline industry; and, fundraising for Marfan Syndrome, are but a few examples of how TCI works hard to positively influence tall lives around the globe.
The Tall Clubs International Foundation, Inc.is a separate IRS 501(C)3 status non-profit organization created to benefit the interest of tall people by initially funding scholarships for all students under 21 years of age, attending their first year of college and who meet the height requirements of 6’2′′ for men and 5’10′′ for women.
Annually, at TCI Convention, TCI awards student scholarship(s) of up to $1000 each to tall students who are under 21 years of age and attending their first year of college in the following Fall. The recipients must also meet the TCI height requirement minimums of 5’10′′ for women and 6’2′′ for men.
The primary purpose of the TCI Foundation is to fund scholarship grants that are provided yearly to deserving tall students around North America. The TCI Foundation does not AWARD scholarships, Tall Clubs International does that. The TCI Foundation FUNDS the scholarships that TCI awards. For more information on the TCI scholarships and how to apply, click on the links below.More on Scholarships TCI Foundation Site
The Marfan Syndrome is a medical condition which is classified as a heritable disorder of connective tissue. Because of its prominence in taller people, TCI has opted to support its research and ultimate cure. Please click any link below for detailed information and related websites.
The Marfan syndrome is a heritable condition that affects the connective tissue. The primary purpose of connective tissue is to hold the body together and provide a framework for growth and development. In the Marfan syndrome, the connective tissue is defective and does not act as it should. Because connective tissue is found throughout the body, the Marfan syndrome can affect many body systems, including the skeleton, eyes, heart and blood vessels, nervous system, skin and lungs.
The Marfan syndrome affects men, women and children, and has been found among people of all races and ethnic backgrounds. It is estimated that at least 1 in 5,000 people in the United States have the disorder. Research continues on both a clinical and basic science level.
TCI’s Marfan Coordinator is David A Rasmussen (Tall Club of Milwaukee) and you can contact him here: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, contact the National Marfan Foundation at 1-800-8-MARFANRead more
or visit The National Marfan Foundation on the web at: http://www.marfan.org
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