In addition to managing the South Carolina-based holding company RLB Squared, LLC, Geoff Block is a member of the Hilton Head Chamber of Commerce and a supporter of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. Outside of his professional and philanthropic pursuits, Geoff Block follows the New York Yankees.
The Yankees have been plagued with injuries through the first month of the 2019 season. Starting first baseman, Greg Bird, is the latest to miss an extended amount of time due to injury, as it was announced in mid-April that he would miss at least one month as a result of plantar fasciitis. As a result, New York signed free agent first baseman Logan Morrison. Expected to provide organizational depth, Morrison will earn $1 million if he plays at the big league level this season. In the meantime, he has reported to extended Spring Training.
A 31-year-old native of Kansas City, Missouri, Morrison is only two seasons removed from a career-best year in which he hit 38 home runs and recorded 85 runs batted in (RBI) with the Tampa Bay Rays. He spent last season with the Minnesota Twins and had 15 home runs and 39 RBI through 95 regular-season games. Throughout 959 career games, Morrison boasts a .239 batting average to go along with 137 home runs and 421 RBI.
The recipient of a bachelor’s in business from Tulane University, Geoff Block leverages more than 20 years of financial leadership experience to guide the day-to-day operations of the holding company RLB Squared. In addition, Geoff Block supports South Carolina families through the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, which maintains nearly 50 scholarship funds to benefit students pursuing postsecondary education opportunities.
One of the most prominent of these funds is the Jim and Marge Krum Scholarship Foundation. Originally known as the James L. Krum Memorial Scholarship with the Community Foundation, it was established in 2003 by Marge Krum and renamed following her death. The foundation is funded by proceeds from the family’s private foundation.
The Krum Scholarship is the largest in the region and, to date, has awarded in excess of $2 million to 95 Bluffton and Hilton Head Island high school seniors. Recipients are eligible to receive upward of $10,000 per year while pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. In order to receive the scholarship, applicants must possess strong leadership skills, serve their community in some capacity, and have at least a 3.2 GPA.
Other scholarships established through the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry include the James O. Thomason Scholarship, the VanLandingham Rotary Club Scholarship, and the Joan and Wade Webster Scholarship.