Chip Carter – Boyz Garage Scholarship Fund
“Chip” Carter passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 after a brief illness. Chip was a true Vallejo Kid. He was in the first graduating class at Springstowne Junior High School and the first graduating class at Hogan High School.
Born in San Luis Obispo, the Carter family moved to Vallejo when Chip was 8. Carter’s given name was “Jerold,” but after his father said he was a “chip off the old block,” the nickname stuck. After high school, Carter attended Solano Community College and served a year in the U.S. Army, working in the early 1970s at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard as a submarine pipe fitter while his brothers opened a cabinet shop. Carter retired from MINS in 1996 when the based clothes, eventually running North Bay Cabinets for 40 years.
Carter was a member of Vallejo Executive Lions Club, Native Sons of the Golden West, Junior Chamber of Commerce International Senate, and involved in the California Maritime Academy Cadet Host Families. Chip loved classic cars, so he and four others started the Boyz Under the Hood with membership now at 100.
Please help Chip Carter carry out his legacy by donating to the Chip Carter – Boyz Garage Endowed Scholarship. This endowed scholarship will assist Solano Community College students from Vallejo that are in the SCC Auto Tech program. Chip and Boyz Garage were tremendous supporters of the Auto Tech program, and the scholarship will create a lasting legacy to his memory. The SCC Educational Foundation directed $5,000 to this scholarship to get the scholarship established, and the gift was matched by Boyz Garage and other donations in July 2018. This is an endowed or perpetual scholarship, which means the funds are permanently invested and the earning each year is used to fund scholarship(s). The first scholarship will be awarded in the fall 2019.
Please consider making a gift to honor Chip while helping Vallejo residents obtain a career in the automotive service industry. To make an online donation, click the button, fill in your gift amount then click “Tribute Gift”.” and write below “Chip Carter.” You can also write a check to the SCC Educational Foundation (or SCCEF) with a notation to direct the funds to this scholarship. Any donation would truly be appreciated. Thank you!