About Us

WCF LogoThe Morris and Rhoda Wernick Community Fund (WCF) was founded in 2008 with a mission to develop South Florida’s youth into productive citizens, who take responsibility for their actions and for their communities. Inspired by Moe and Rhoda’s generosity, strong sense of community, and emphasis on the importance of education, WCF is committed to providing South Florida’s youth with opportunities to be successful, whether it be through scholarships, financial literacy training, or other such programs.


WCF is proud to announce its new name, logo and mission.
WCF becomes… PIO Logo

Mission: To help young people develop into self-sufficient citizens and leaders through education, life-skills training, and community involvement.

Over the first year we have recognized the variety of ways that the organization can be of help, and that the mission is to continue to pass on the commitment to community by helping others in ways that might inspire them to “pass it on” to future generations. In turn, the chain continues…

In addition to awarding scholarships to deserving students, Pass It On provides mentoring and life skills training in partnership with the Transitional Independent Living Program. This helps meet the needs of the young adults who are aging out of the foster care system…giving them opportunities to be successful in achieving independence and inspiring them to help others in the future.

Board of Directors

Robert Kline
Rosa Miller
Ellie Nelson-Wernick, Ph.D, Chair
Karen Wernick
Robert L. Wernick, Ph.D
Steven J. Wernick