John Tavasci Sr. didn’t go to college… but he never stopped dreaming about it.
He was an immigrant farmer, bus driver, business owner and had enough charm to light up a city block. But he always wished he’d have found a way to pursue higher education. Since he couldn’t, he made sure his grandkids did. And one of those (miraculously) was Darren Williams, who is now the President of Portico Property Management.

Portico will continue to honor that passion for education by establishing a new scholarship program in John’s memory. This year it will be awarded to two individuals that either work at Portico or are immediate family members. May his legacy forever live on…and spark new and exciting paths forward.


  • $2500 annual scholarships for college (2 recipients)
  • Program needs to be an officially designated 2-year or 4-year accredited college program
  • 9 or more credit hours
  • $1,250 per semester

Who is Eligible:

  • Any associate or direct family member (son, daughter, brother, sister, grandchild) of a Portico Associate (PT/FT)
  • Special consideration given for first generation college students or single parents
  • 2.5 GPA or better

We are extremely proud to announce the 2019 Recipients: Madison Bishop and Karina Salinas! Madison’s mom works with us at Heritage Village and Karina’s father is a maintenance team member at Mira Loma. Both of these young ladies are extremely passionate, determined, and ready to take on the world! On behalf of the entire Portico family, we wish them the very best in college - and beyond, and we are honored to be a small part of their journey.
Thank you to all of our amazing applicants! You truly inspired us with your determination. We look forward to the continued expansion of the John Tavasci Memorial Scholarship Program… (Information about the next Application Process will be posted in January.)