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American Legion A. Pierson Hurd Academic Scholarship Fund This fund was established in October 2010 by the American Legion A. Pierson Hurd Post 236 in Blakely, PA for a scholarship for a student from Blakely Borough whose family member(s) have served or are serving in the military.
Anastasia Fund This fund was established in October 2003 by the family and friends of Stacey Jaditz and an anonymous donor in memory of a beloved young lady of many talents.
Angelina Fricchione and Michael Cupple Scholarship Fund The scholarship will be given to an incoming student who shall be selected by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. The student will be eligible for the award during all four years of medical education. The student must be a Lackawanna County resident, be interested in pursing primary care medicine, practicing medicine in Northeastern PA upon graduation, demonstrate financial need, and demonstrate evidence of past leadership in community service and/or service to others.
Anna E. Durkin Memorial Fund This fund was established in March 1997 Mr. & Mrs. William R. Lynett in memory of their loyal and devoted family friend Anna Durkin. Members of the Lynett Family are advisors on grants from this fund.
Ann and Leo Moskovitz Celebration of Life Fund A wide circle of friends of Ann and Leo Moskovitz established this fund in January 2003 to honor Ann and Leo for their years of service to our community. The donors of the funds wanted to celebrate the myriad ways their generous spirit, creative participation and dedication of resources have benefited the Scranton area and warmed the hearts of the Moskovitz’s friends.
Ann Pacifico Memorial Fund This fund was established in December 2016 by Mr. Christopher Lynett in memory of their loyal and devoted family friend Ann Pacifico. Members of the Lynett Family are advisors on grants from this fund.
Ann Wall Scholarship Fund This fund was established in December 2003 by the family of Ann Wall as a memorial scholarship for a college or business school student from Lackawanna Trail High School.
Ashley & Erin Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund This fund was established by an anonymous donor in January 2002 in memory of Ashley and Erin Williams. A scholarship is presented annually to a senior at North Pocono High School for higher education expenses.
Ben Franklin Trust Fund In his will dated July 17, 1788, Benjamin Franklin left Philadelphia 1,000 pounds sterling, about $4,000, making provisions to ensure its “purposefulness” indefinitely. On the 200th anniversary of his death, 76% of the trust, now worth close to $2 million dollars, reverted to the state. Half of the state’s portion was distributed as permanent endowments with community foundations across the state. The Scranton Area Foundation became one of eighteen statewide community foundations to receive a portion of Franklin’s bequest. The Ben Franklin Trust of the Scranton Area Foundation was established in November 1993 as a Field of Interest Fund for education. The earnings help to enrich the lives of those in the greater Lackawanna county area, ensuring the spirit of Mr. Franklin’s benevolence is kept alive.
Blakely Borough Scholarship Association Fund Established by the Blakely Borough Scholarship Association in August 1990, this fund provides an annual scholarship for an outstanding graduating student from Blakely to be used for college expenses.
Brian J. Sheridan, Jr. Memorial Fund This fund was established in May 2013 by the family of Brian Sheridan through the generosity of many in the community to memorialize Brian Sheridan to benefit area charitable organizations.
Carlene R. Gallo, Esq., Robert T. Gownley, Jr., Esq., Morey & Sondra Myers, PNC Bank Fund for Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. This fund was established in January 2012 by Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. in honor of Carlene R. Gallo, Robert Gownley, Morey & Sondra Myers and PNC Bank to provide support to the mission and objectives of Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc.
Caroline Ace, LPN/Angela Muchal, LPN Scholarship Fund This fund was established in August 2010 to support a scholarship for students who matriculate in the Practical Nursing Program at the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County. Recipients must be recommended by the Career Technology Center. The fund was established by Theresa Parker, LPN; Donna Walker, LPN; Angela Muchal, LPN; and Northeastern Pennsylvania League of Licensed Practical Nurses.
Carol M. Breig Memorial Fund for the NEPA Philharmonic Established in November 2018 in memory of Carol Breig to support the NEPA Philharmonic.
Catherine A. Alu Memorial Scholarship Fund This fund was established by Joseph Alu and family and friends in September 2003 in loving memory of Joseph’s wife Catherine A. Alu. A scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior at Dunmore High School for educational expenses at an institution of higher education.
Catherine A. Foley, Esq. Memorial Fund for Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. This fund was established in 2002 by Jill H. Miller, Esq. and Thomas J. Foley, Jr., Esq. in memory of Catherine A. Foley, Esq. Grants from the fund support the work and mission of Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. This was the first Lackawanna Pro Bono Fund established at the Scranton Area Foundation.
Century Club Building Maintenance Fund Established by Maureen Pesavento to maintain the Century Club.
Chris Till Sender Scholarship Fund The family and friends of Chris Till Sender created this memorial scholarship in March 2004 in memory of a courageous and admired woman. The Fund will help with educational expenses for the recipient who attends a school of cosmetology in Lackawanna County.
Cinderella's Closet of NEPA Scholarship Fund Created in October 2016 by the nonprofit organization Cinderella's Closet of NEPA. The scholarship is to be awarded to one female or female-identified senior per year currently attending a high school program within NEPA counties of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne or Wyoming.
Cody Jude Barrasse Memorial Fund Established in July 2017 with SAF, the fund was created to cover the expenses associated with medical treatment for individuals and families who are receiving transplants or donating organs. This Fund also serves to support charitable causes, activities, and organizations in NEPA.
Constance M. and Joseph A. Brocavich Memorial Scholarship Fund Established by the children of Constance and Joseph Brocavich, this scholarship will be presented annually to one qualified 8th grade student from Lackawanna County for educational expenses at a Catholic High School who is active in Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts and has a financial nee. This scholarship is renewable for four years provided the recipient maintains a B average or higher.
Countryside Conservancy Fund This fund was established in March 2007 by the Conservancy as an endowment to support their operations and programs in caring for land and natural resources.
Danielle Faramelli Scholarship Fund Debbie and Daniel Faramelli created a memorial scholarship in March 2008 in their daughter Danielle’s name for a graduate of Valley View High School for educational expenses at a college or university to pursue a degree in art.
David Gallagher Memorial Foundation Fund Established in June 2019 by Gene Gallagher in memory of his son David. This scholarship is intended to support a graduating senior at Abington Heights High School who is interested in the arts.
David Wenzel Community Music Fund Established in December 2019 by Janet and David Wenzel, this fund is designated to support the University of Scranton's free community musical concerts. In the event the U of S no longer offers free community musical concerts, this fund will support another nonprofit organization providing free concerts to the community.
Donald P. Becker Wallenpaupack Scholarship Fund Lois Becker created this fund in December 2007 in memory of her husband Donald Becker to support the scholarship program at Wallenpaupack High School.
Dr. Bernard Shair Memorial Scholarship Fund Mrs. Bernard Shair established this memorial fund in September 1988 for her late beloved husband Dr. Bernard Shair, who was a community leader for many years. The fund provides a scholarship for a student who has graduated from the University of Scranton and is attending dental school.
Dr. E. C. LaCoe Scholarship Fund This fund was established in May 2003 through gifts from Dr. LaCoe and friends as he retired as Superintendent of the Abington Heights School District. The scholarship fund benefits students from Abington Heights High School.
Dr. George J. Hallesky Memorial Scholarship Fund
Dr. Stephen I. Rosenthal and Sara Rosenthal Fund This fund was established in June 2006 by Dr. and Mrs. Rosenthal for our community. In 2019, the fund converted from a donor-advised to a donor-designated to be split evenly between Jewish Family Service of NEPA and Scranton Primary Health Care Center.
Dulcey Degilio Scholarship Fund This fund was established in August 2005 by the family and friends of Dulcey Degilio in her memory to provide an annual scholarship to a graduate of Abington Heights High School who will be pursuing a college or university degree.
Easter Seal Society of the Northeastern Counties Endowment Fund This fund was established in September 1989 to support the charitable and educational purposes of the Easter Seals Society/ Goodwill Industries.
Edward C. Snyder Memorial Scholarship Fund The friends and family of Edward C. Snyder created this scholarship fund in December 2003 to support educational costs for a student at a local college or other institution of performing arts to prepare for a career in the performing arts.
Fleese-Ludders Fund This fund was established in July 2009 by Robert Fleese and Gretchen Ludders. The donors and their named beneficiaries make recommendations to the Scranton Area Foundation annually for grants from their fund.
Frank T. Dolbear Memorial Fund This fund was established in August 1990 by the Abington Heights School District to honor the memory of Frank Dolbear, a respected and loved former superintendent of schools. The fund provides opportunities for training to enhance the professionalism of the faculty of Abington Heights School District.
#GaryInspiredMe Scholarship Fund This scholarship fund was established in December 2012 by the family of Gary Lukasiewicz to give scholarships to seniors at a public and/or private high school in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. The scholarships are to be used for educational expenses at a four year college or university. Gary was an inspirational Riverside High School Senior who exemplified the qualities that inspire others, such as academic excellence, athleticism, and good citizenship.
George A. Pann Memorial Fund The George A. Pann Memorial Fund was established by George’s family and friends in January 2003 to honor his life and years of dedicated service to our area’s business and community organizations. Through grants awarded to worthy causes in his name, George’s good work continues.
Ginny John Camp Archbald Fund Ginny John, lifetime Girl Scout, created this fund in June 2005 for the preservation of Camp Archbald as a Girl Scout campground.
Government Leadership Award Fund This fund was established by the Mayors Prayer Breakfast Committee in December 2012 to encourage civic leadership in the city of Scranton. This fund provides monetary assistance for an individual who has been accepted into the Leadership Lackawanna program and whose employer is not covering the cost, or for a small business owner paying their own way to the program.
Greg Legg NEPA Diamond Scholarship Fund This fund was established in August 2010 to support a scholarship for a student from Lackawanna or Luzerne Counties who has played baseball in a high school program and will be enrolled in an institution of higher learning following high school graduation. The student must have been a member of the Lackawanna County All Regional Baseball Team as selected by the Scranton Times Tribune, or a member of the Luzerne County Baseball All Star Team as selected by the Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice and Hazleton Standard Speaker. The scholarship was established by Greg Legg of the Phillies and Red Barons teams and friends.
Griffin Fund for the Music Department at Marywood University Friends and supporters of The Northeast Theatre (Electric Theatre Co.) created this fund in July 2007 in memory of Fred W. Griffin for artistic development of actors who attend the conservatory. After the Electric Theatre Company ceased operations in 2011, income from the fund was directed to the Music Department at Marywood University.
Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Endowment Fund This fund was established in May 2010 to support the ideals of the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in providing safe space for animals as they await adoption. This endowment lays the groundwork for achievement of the Shelter’s long term objectives.
H. Leigh Woehling Leadership Lackawanna Fund
James F. Swift Scholarship Fund The James F. Swift Scholarship Fund was created by Mr. Swift through a gift to the Scranton Area Foundation in July 2002 to provide support for higher education of young people in Lackawanna County. Four-year renewable scholarships are awarded annually to graduating seniors at high schools in Lackawanna County for educational expenses at a college or other accredited educational institution.
James M. Akens North Pocono Athletic Trust Fund Established in August 2005, this fund assists a graduating senior from North Pocono High School who will pursue a college degree and participate at college level in basketball, football or baseball.
James Scanlon Fund for Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. This fund was established in December 2006 by an anonymous donor in memory of James Scanlon, Esq. Grants from the fund support the work and mission of Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc.
Jane H. Rushmore Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund Dr. Richard C. Rushmore and his family established this nursing scholarship in June 1995 in memory of Richard’s wife Jane H. Rushmore. A scholarship will be awarded annually to a student in the practical nursing program at Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County.
Janet Rothenberg Memorial Fund for Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. This fund was established in April 2005 in memory of Janet Rothenberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Rothenberg and granddaughter of Irwin Schneider. Grants from the fund support the work and mission of Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc.
Jason Evans Memorial Wrestling Scholarship Fund The Jason Evans Memorial Wrestling Scholarship Fund will provide a scholarship to a graduating senior member of the wrestling team at Abington Heights High School who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities. The scholarship fund was created to celebrate the life of Jason Evans, whose life was cut short because of a work-related accident in Luzerne County in July 2018.
Jeanne Anderson Bovard Fund This fund was established in September 2000 by an anonymous donor and friends of Jeanne Bovard, former Executive Director of the Scranton Area Foundation who served the Foundation and the community for 25 years. The Bovard family, including Jeanne and Venald’s grandchildren, are advisors on grants from this fund.
Jefferson Scholarship Fund The Jefferson Foundation established this fund in June 2004 to carry out the Jefferson Scholarship Award for scholarships which are presented annually to qualified students in nursing programs or related fields of study at colleges or universities.
Jeffrey Morgan Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund This fund was established in February 2000 as a scholarship award by Mr. and Mrs. William M. Davis and Family in memory of their son Jeffrey Morgan Davis. The annual recipient will be a junior at Holy Cross High School and the award will be placed towards their tuition senior year.
Jennifer Morgan Scholarship Fund The family of Jennifer Morgan established a scholarship fund in her memory in September 1997 to be awarded annually to a graduating senior of Pittston Area High School who will pursue a degree in the field of education.
Jodi S. Crimmel Fund This fund was established in July 1999 by Jodi Crimmel. Jodi and her family are advisors on grants from this fund.
John F. Finetti Memorial Fund John's Camping Fund The family and friends of John Finetti established this fund in August 2004 in his memory for tuition assistance for children and youth of this area to enjoy the experience of camping at Goose Pond Scout Reservation or other overnight summer camps.
John & Grace Kreig Scholarship Fund This fund was established in March 2007 to assist a graduating student from Riverside Jr./Sr. High School with educational expenses at a college, university, or institution of higher learning.
John R. and Maureen J. Pesavento All Saints Interparochial Academy Scholarship Fund for Holy Cross High School John and Maureen Pesavento established this scholarship fund in June 2005 to provide an annual scholarship to Holy Cross High School to an eighth-grade student at All Saints Interparochial Academy.
John R. and Maureen J. Pesavento All Saints Interparochial Academy Scholarship Fund for Scranton Preparatory School John and Maureen Pesavento established this scholarship fund in June 2005 to provide an annual scholarship to Scranton Preparatory School to an eighth-grade student at All Saints Interparochial Academy.
John R. and Maureen J. Pesavento Keystone College Scholarship Fund John and Maureen Pesavento established this fund in January 2006 to provide a scholarship for a Lackawanna County high school graduate who enrolls as a full time undergraduate student at Keystone College.
John R. and Maureen J. Pesavento Lackawanna College Scholarship Fund John and Maureen Pesavento established this fund in July 2006 to provide a scholarship for a Lackawanna County high school graduate who enrolls as a full time undergraduate student at Lackawanna College.
John R. & Maureen J. Pesavento Community Service Award This fund was established in May 2011 by Mr. and Mrs. Pesavento as an award to be presented annually to the student at The Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine who has the highest number of community service hours as recorded by the school within the year the award is granted.
Joseph C. Kreder Fund for Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. This fund was established by the Margaret Briggs Foundation in March 2005 in honor of a lifetime of service by Joseph Kreder as a member of the Lackawanna Bar Association, as partner and of counsel to the legal firm Kreder Brooks Hailstone LLP, and as a founding member of the Briggs Foundation. Grants from the fund support the work and mission of Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc.
Joseph (Firp) and Charles Pacino Scholarship Fund This fund was established in March 2010 through the estate of Lena Pacino for a graduating senior of Lakeland High School pursuing higher education. The scholarship is meant to honor the residents of Mayfield and to remember the dedication and affection of the Pacino family for their hometown.
Joseph J. Costa Memorial Scholarship Fund Lawrence F. and James J. Costa established this fund in October 1993 in their father’s memory. The award is presented annually to a student or students at Lackawanna College who demonstrate a high level of academic achievement and citizenship.
Joseph P. McDonald Memorial Fund The family of Joseph McDonald, the former principal of Dunmore High School, established this fund in September 1986 to honor his memory. It provides three scholarships each year to graduating seniors from Dunmore High School.
Junior League of Scranton Endowment Fund This fund was established in December 2000 by the Junior League of Scranton to address women’s and children’s issues in our community.
Junior League of Scranton Scholarship Fund The Junior League of Scranton created this scholarship in February 2005 to be given to a female graduating senior at Scranton High School or West Scranton High School for colleges, universities, or vocational school degrees.
Karen O'Connell Welles Leadership Lackawanna Fund This fund was established in July 1984 in memory of Karen O’Connell Welles to provide tuition for a participant in Leadership Lackawanna. The award is given to an individual based on potential for leadership, need, and interest in promoting equality.
Karen O'Connell Welles Music Fund The family and friends of Karen O’Connell Welles created this music education fund in April 1992 in memory of Karen for the Lucan Center. The fund now supports music and music education through the Scranton Cultural Center.
Keisling Family Scholarship Fund The Keisling Family Scholarship Fund was established in December 2013 by Alice Keisling.
Koppelman/Dinner Fund This fund was established in September 1997 when the Theodore Koppleman Foundation transferred its assets to the Scranton Area Foundation, creating the Koppleman/Dinner Fund. The Dinner family advises on grants from this fund.
Lacawac Sanctuary Watres Fund Established in January 2019, the Lacawac Sanctuary Watres Fund is an agency endowment to support Lacawac Sanctuary.
Lackawanna Neighbors Joseph H. Young Award Fund Lackawanna Neighbors established this fund in August 1999 in honor of Joseph H. Young. Awarded annually to a graduating senior who is a resident of Midtown Apartments for higher educational expenses.
Lackawanna Pro Bono Fund This fund was established in January 2005 by Lackawanna Pro Bono to support their mission to recruit local attorneys who volunteer to provide free legal representation for indigent families and individuals regarding civil matters in Lackawanna County.
Leadership Lackawanna Fund Leadership Lackawanna established this fund in July 1986 to support its mission for leadership development in Lackawanna County.
Lloyd T. Capwell YMCA Youth Activities Fund Lloyd Capwell established this fund in December 1999 in celebration of his retirement as director of the YMCA after many years of service. Grants from the fund are used to further the mission of the YMCA Youth Activities Center.
Margaret Briggs/Lackawanna College Scholarship Fund The Margaret Briggs Foundation established this fund in November 2002. Two scholarships are awarded annually to students attending Lackawanna College.
Margaret Briggs Leadership Lackawanna Fund The Margaret Briggs Foundation established this fund in October 1992 to provide annual tuition assistance to an individual from the social services field to participate in the Leadership Lackawanna Program.
Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award Fund The children of Margaretta Belin Chamberlin established this fund in September 1992 to honor the memory of their mother. An award may be presented annually to a woman whose vision, dedication, and courage have enhanced the quality of life and expanded the opportunities for the people within her community.
Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Fund Established in July 1991 by the Lucan Center in memory of Margaretta Belin Chamberlin, the fund now supports Arts in Education for youth through the Scranton Cultural Center.
Marion M. (Scranton) Isaacs Fund Former Governor William W. Scranton established this fund in April 1999 in memory of his sister Marion Isaacs. Grants from this fund are used annually to purchase children’s books for the Marion M. Isaacs Children’s Division of the Scranton Public Library.
Marworth Endowment Fund This fund was created in August 2002 by Marworth and Geisinger to support people with the courage to change and overcome the obstacles to recovery from alcohol and chemical dependency.
Matthew D. Mackie, Jr. Fund This fund was established in December 2013 by the Margaret Briggs Foundation in memory of Matt Mackie. Grants from this fund support the work and mission of two area nonprofit organizations: the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Safety Net.
Matt McGloin Fund
MHA Memorial Shelter/Rescue Fund Established in May 2019 in memory of Mary H. Acker, this fund was created to support animal shelters or rescues.
Michael Jake Burkhardt Memorial Student Leadership Fund Established in February 2019 to support Lacawac Sanctuary
Midori Yamanouchi, Ph.D. Scholarship Fund This scholarship fund was established in June 2009 by Dr. Jay Nathan in honor of Midori Yamanouchi-Rynn, Ph.D. to assist local high school students with expenses at a local college.
Molly Calpin and Megan Calpin Hughes Fund Mr. & Mrs. William J. Calpin, Jr., with their family and friends, established the Molly Fund in April 1994 to memorialize and celebrate the life of Molly Elizabeth Calpin. In 2017, the fund was updated to the Molly Calpin and Megan Calpin Hughes Fund in memory of the passing of Megan Calpin Hughes, sister of Molly. This fund supports children who are facing catastrophic illness and to their families. The Calpin Family are advisors on grants from this fund.
Monsignor Joseph G. Quinn Fund for Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. An anonymous donor created this fund in December 2008 in honor of Monsignor Joseph Quinn. Grants from the fund support the work and mission of Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc.
Morey M. Myers Fund for Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. This fund was established in September 2005 by an anonymous donor in honor of Morey Myers, Esq. Grants from the fund support the work and mission of Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc.
Neal J. Fasula Scholarship Fund This fund was created in September 2003 by the Fasula family and friends to honor Neal Fasula, founder of Gerrity’s market, who was a man who cared deeply about his family, his community, and his employees. The scholarship reflects Neal’s desire and his family’s wish to further the educational development of the employees of Gerrity’s Supermarket.
Ned & Mary Ann Abrahamsen, George & Patti Lynett, Scranton Area Foundation Fund for Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. This fund was established in December 2010 by Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. in honor of Ned & Mary Ann Abrahamsen, George & Patti Lynett, and the Scranton Area Foundation. The fund provides support for the mission and objectives of Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc.
Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic Orchestra William R. and Natalie Henkelman Fund This endowment fund was established in April 2009 by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic Orchestra through a gift made to the Philharmonic by Natalie and William Henkelman. Grants from this fund will be used for the NEPA Orchestra Youth Piano Competition.
One Point Fund This fund was established in January 2000 by Forms Plus, Inc. (now One Point, Inc.) to carry out the charitable purposes of One Point, Inc. Advisors to the fund are the members of the One Point of Light Committee of One Point, Inc.
Outreach Building Maintenance Fund
Patrick J. Mellody Memorial Fund The family and many friends of Patrick J. Mellody established this fund in September 2003 in his memory. The fund will be used to help maintain the Patrick J. Mellody memorial garden.
Patti Lynett Fund for the Everhart Museum This fund was established in June 2002 by friends and board members of the Everhart Museum in honor of Patti Lynett’s service to the Everhart. Grants from the fund support and advance the mission of the Everhart Museum.
Paul and Anne Marie Kelly Fund Paul V. Kelly and his children established a scholarship fund in March 1993 in memory of Anne Marie Kelly, their beloved wife and mother. The family added Paul’s name in his memory in 2004. Originally a scholarship fund, the family amended the agreement in 2011 to designate St. Catherine of Siena Parish Youth Ministries and North Pocono Library as benefactors of the fund.
Paul J. Schmitt, Sr. & Helen Stapleton Schmitt Memorial Fund This fund was established in December 2012 by the family and friends of Paul and Helen Schmitt to benefit the Pennsylvania Arts Institute at Wyoming Seminary.
Philip Salsburg Memorial Fund Established in July 1984 by the United Way of Lackawanna County in memory of a well-respected citizen of the area, this fund provides opportunities for training in the essential skills required of nonprofit staff people and volunteers.
Ralph Keisling Memorial Fund This fund was established in December 2013 by Alice Keisling in memory of her husband Ralph Keisling. Grants from the fund will support programs in Lackawanna County that benefit children and youth services and the alleviation of poverty. Alice Keisling and members of the Keisling family are advisors on grants from this fund.
Richard and Sally Marquardt Education Fund Richard and Sally Marquardt established this fund in December 1996 to provide grants to the scholarship endowment funds of college level educational institutions in Lackawanna County. Scholarships are not made directly to students from this fund, but rather, benefit a larger pool of applicants through the educational institutions.
R. Matthew Burne Hope & Healing Fund This fund was established in February 2012 by Denise Vitali Burne in honor and in memory of her brother Matthew. The fund’s purpose is to support Marley’s Mission, an organization that provides children with equine therapy.
Robert & Bernadine Munley Fund for Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. The Munley family and friends established this fund in November 2008 in honor of Robert and Bernadine Munley. Grants from the fund support the work and mission of Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc.
Rocco Valvano Veterans Fund This fund was established by Francis Merkel and the family of Rocco Valvano in August 2010 to assist in supporting activities and programs benefitting the veterans residing at the Gino Merli Veterans Center in Scranton.
Roseann Smith Alperin Memorial Award Junior League of Scranton Fund The Junior League of Scranton established the Roseann Smith Alperin Fund in August 1996 to honor the memory and community spirit of their fellow League member. This award is presented annually to a woman who demonstrates the vision of a leader and the capacity to inspire and motivate others.
Roselle B. and Louis A. Fine Memorial Fund for Lackawanna Pro Bono
Rubin and Helen Rabinowitz Endowment Fund This fund was created in May 2001 through the Rubin and Helen Rabinowitz Trust. Grants from the fund support the Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania and its lectures program.
Russell J. O'Malley and James E. O'Brien Memorial Scholarship Fund Judith Graziano, John O’Brien, and an anonymous donor established this fund in April 1999 in memory of Russell J. O’Malley, Esq. and James E. O’Brien, Esq. The fund provides a scholarship for a caddie or other employee of the Country Club of Scranton who is attending a public or private secondary or post-secondary educational institution.
Sarah Beth Beynon Memorial Scholarship Fund This fund was established by the family and friends of Sarah Beth Beynon in October 1994 to honor Sarah’s memory. The fund supports an annual scholarship to a qualified female graduating senior at Pittston Area High school for educational expenses at a college, university, or any institution of higher education.
Sarah Marie Heard Fund Mr. & Mrs. William C. Heard established this fund in November 1994 in memory of their beloved daughter Sarah Marie. This Field of Interest Fund provides grants for programs and services for children.
Scranton Central High School Alumni Scholarship Fund This fund was established in July 2013 by the Scranton Central High School Alumni to support two scholarships for direct descendants of Scranton Central High School graduates who are also qualified graduating seniors at Scranton High School and at West Scranton High School for educational expenses at a college or university.
Scranton Central High School Class of 1964 Memorial Scholarship Fund Established by members of the Class of 1964 of Scranton Central High School on the occasion of their 50th Class Reunion for a graduating senior from Scranton High School. The senior must be of the first generation in his/her family to attend a post-secondary school, demonstrate good scholarship, good citizenship and service to others.
Scranton Council for Literacy Advance (SCOLA) Fund This fund was established in January 2002 by the Scranton Council For Literacy Advance to promote literacy and to further the mission of SCOLA.
Scranton Public Library Memorial Fund This fund was established in June 2000 by the Scranton Public Library as a fund to further the Scranton Public Library‘s mission.
Sean J. Calpin Automotive Technology Scholarship This fund was established in May 2006 as a memorial to Sean Calpin by his family and friends. The fund provides a scholarship for a student in automotive technology or similar technology program at Johnson College.
Sgt. Jan-Michael Argonish Memorial Fund This fund was established in March 2008 by Michael and Nancy Argonish as a memorial endowment fund in memory of their son Army Sergeant Jan-Michael Argonish. A soldier from the Pennsylvania National Guard, Jan-Michael Argonish died on August 27, 2007 during an ambush in Afghanistan. He was 26 years old and a 10 year veteran of the PA Guard with two previous activations to his credit, serving on Active Duty during Operation Noble Eagle and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sheldon Family Foundation
Steamtown Museum Association Fund This fund was established in September 2010 thru the Steamtown Museum Association to support the restoration and preservation of railroad artifacts and for related educational projects related to the Steamtown National Historical site.
Sylvia H. Hahn, Esq., Fund for Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. This fund was established in December 2012 by donors to honor Sylvia Hahn’s years of service to Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. Grants from this fund support the work and mission of Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc.
Teddick Family Fund Established in November 2019 by Michael Teddick to support graduating seniors from Mountain View High School, Montrose High School, Elk Lake High School, and Lackawanna Trail High School with the intention of obtaining a higher degree or certification in engineering, agriculture, gas drilling, or forestry.
The Arc of NEPA Foundation Fund This fund was established by The Arc of NEPA Foundation as an organizational endowment fund in December 2013 to support the mission of The Arc of NEPA Foundation to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live full, self-determined, respected lives.
The Bill Kipp Fund Established in October 2019 by Charles "Bill" Kipp, this field of interest fund is intended to support entities and programs dedicated to: LGBTQ concerns and interest areas, animal welfare, assistance with reintegration into society following incarceration, and other interest areas that are timely and of need can be considered from time to time.
The Broderick Family Fund This fund was established in August 2011 by Don and Rosemary Broderick, two philanthropic and community-minded individuals, to support important causes in Lackawanna County. Don and Rosemary Broderick are advisors on grants from this fund.
The Broderick Family Fund to Support The Arc of NEPA
The Carlene R. Gallo, Esq., Robert T. Gownley, Jr., Esq., Jill H. Miller, Esq. Fund for Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. This fund was established by an anonymous donor in December 2007 in honor of Carlene R. Gallo, Esq., Robert T. Gownley, Jr., Esq., and Jill H. Miller, Esq. Grants from the fund support the work and mission of Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc.
The Fund for Women & Girls Women in Philanthropy Endowed Fund is supported by contributions from WIP Supporters. Distributions supports WIP programs and grants.
The Gelb Foundation Fund Established original as a private family foundation, the Gelb family converted this foundation to a DAF.
The Greater Carbondale YMCA Endowment Fund
The Heather Fund An anonymous donor established this fund in April 1998 in memory of Heather Martin. Grants from the fund are made to organ donor organizations.
The Humor Therapy Fund This fund was established in July 20211 by Jeannine Luby. The income of this fund is to be used to help fund any activity by a 501(c)3 organization that promotes laughter and/or humor for the benefit of its clients and/or the community.
The Max Grochowski Fund Established by Joe and Nicole Grochowski after the loss of their son, Max. The mission of the Maximilian J. Grochowski Memorial Fund is to provide charitable donations to children’s organizations and other non-profits that honor the memory of Max. We provide financial grants that support children’s organizations, mothers of multiples, and educational institutions.
The Michael Hanley Endowment Fund for United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA Established in June 2019 by UNC in honor of Michael Hanley, the recently retired Executive Director of UNC after 30 years of service.
The Raoul Wallenberg Scholarship Fund
The Robert and Rose Cavanaugh Fund to Feed the Hungry Poor
The Scranton Half Marathon Foundation Fund Established in October 2019, the Scranton Half Marathon Board established this fund to support the charitable purposes, causes, and organizations designated by the board of the Scranton Half Marathon.
The Scranton School for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children Fund This fund was established by area businessmen in December 2012 to benefit students at the Scranton School for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children.
The Tolerance Scholarship Fund
The Wilderness Fund Established by an anonymous donor in September 1998, this fund provides scholarships for students at Scranton High School to participate in the Outward Bound Program, where they learn about self-reliance, developing trust, and how to “strive to better love and serve the earth and others.”
Thomas G. Gallagher, Jr. Fund
Thomas G. Gallagher, Jr. United Way Operational Endowment Fund This fund was established in September 1996 to assist the United Way of Lackawanna County in meeting its operational expenses, particularly those incurred for the charitable or educational purposes of the United Way.
Todd Angelo Memorial Scholarship Award Fund This memorial scholarship fund was established in December 2011 by the Scranton District Dental Society to support excellence in dental student education in honor and memory of Dr. Todd Angelo.
Tomorrow's Leaders Today Fund This fund was established in June 2000 by Tomorrow’s Leaders Today, a program of Skills in Scranton. Grants from this fund further the TLT Program.
United Nations Association (UNA) - USA of Northeast Pennsylvania David J. Wenzel Peace Fund This fund was established in August 2000 by the United Nations Association-USA of Northeastern Pennsylvania in honor of David J. Wenzel. Grants from the fund are to be used for “Education for Peace” programs.
United Way of Lackawanna County Endowment Fund This fund was established in May 1984 by the United Way of Lackawanna County as a fund to support the charitable and educational purposes of the United Way.
Voluntary Action Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania Fund This fund was established in October 1986 by the Voluntary Action Center as a fund to support the charitable and educational purposes of the VAC.
Wackerbarth Land Preservation Fund Established in January 2020 by Lacawac Sanctuary, This fund provides support for the mission of Lacawac Sanctuary for the future acquisition of land and its preservation efforts.
Wallace E. Gordon Memorial Fund Harry M. Gordon established a memorial fund in August 1988 for his son Wallace E. Gordon. This fund benefits the Community Concerts at Lackawanna College in which Wallace had a great interest.
Willard M. Henkleman, Esq. Scholarship Fund This fund was established by Citizens Savings Association in February 2000 in memory of a revered attorney in our community, Willard M. Henkelman. A scholarship will be awarded annually to students from this area who matriculate at Princeton University.
William G. McGowan Charitable Fund
William P. Rinaldi Leadership Lackawanna Fund Leadership Lackawanna and the family and friends of Bill Rinaldi established this fund in July 2004 in Bill’s memory to provide tuition assistance for individuals who have been accepted into Leadership Lackawanna.
William W. & Mary L. Scranton Leadership Lackawanna Fund
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of Scranton Fund This fund was established in September 1987 by the YMCA to advance the mission of the Young Men’s Christian Association.
Zak's Helping Hands Fund This fund was established in September 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. Freedom Kongvold in honor of their son Zak to provide educational opportunities for families whose members have Downs Syndrome.
Non-Invested Funds
Abington Blaze Baseball Fund Established in November 2019 by Mathew Shaffer, the Abington Blaze Baseball Fund is intended to support the annual trip for the Lackawanna County baseball players on the eleven and twelve year old team to play at the Field of Dreams Tournament in Cooperstown, NY.
AJ Giombetti Memorial Fund In August 2015, the fund was created to honor the memory and legacy of AJ and to create lasting change for young people with learning disabilities. The program is intended to increase awareness of at-risk youth and to establish a fund to support at-risk boys and young men in acquiring education, advancement, and life skills training.
Austin M. Bumbarger: Eyes in the Sky Memorial Fund
Austin M. Bumbarger: Helping Hands Memorial Fund Created in February 2017 by Travis Bumbarger in memory of Austin, this fund is intended to support a camper attending a Boy Scout camp at an affiliated camp in Lackawanna County or at Goose Pond Camp.
Bender Family Foundation Fund Created in December 2016 by Mr. and Mrs. William H. Bender and their family. This fund is intended to support organizations, activities, and programs important to the Bender family.
Chris Moran Scholarship Fund Established in April 2019, by Maura Stabeck, the sister of Chris. Funds have been generated through the "What Else Ya Got? Festival"
Christopher P. Lewis Memorial Fund Established in 2017 by Laura Tomassoni Lewis in memory of her son. The fund is intended to support educational events and organizations that help people overcome and understand the dangers of addiction.
Community Resource Network Fund
Daily Bread Initiative Fund
David S. Mattei Mission Fund
Extraordinary Cancer Care Fund
Friends of Connor Park Fund
Friends of Crowley Park Fund
Geisinger Health Plan Transportation Pilot Sub-Fund
Greater Carbondale Area Ministerium Fund
Greater Scranton Martin Luther King Commission Fund
Harold M. Thorpe Memorial Fund
Hope for Hunter
Izzy's Sweets Bake Sale Fund
Jermyn 150 Fund
Joseph A. Macialek Irrevocable Trust
Lackawanna County Fair and Recreation Authority Fund
Laura Ducceschi Fund for Animal Welfare
Matthew's Hope 4 Miracles Fund
Matt McGloin Award Scholarship Fund
Melvin-Deininger Scholarship Fund
Minooka Subaru Fund
NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Fund Established in the Fall of 2019 through a grant from the Robert H. Spitz Foundation, the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Fund is a field of interest fund intended to support animal welfare in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
NEPA Girls21 Fund
NEPA Moves Social Services Pilot Fund
Paciotti Insurance Agency Fund
Pastoral Care Fund
Patrick Andrew Luptak Scholarship Fund
Pay-It-Forward Scholarship Fund
Sharon and Stephen Hudacek Family Fund
South Renaissance Fund
St. David's Society
Stephen and Maria Hudacek Family Foundation Fund
The City of Scranton Recreation Fund
The Garden of Cedar Capital Fund
The Garden of Cedar Operating Fund
The Kearney Family Fund
The Transportation Fund
USS Scranton Commanders' Commemoration Fund
Volunteer Fund
West Scranton Fund
William Nasser, Jr. Scholarship Fund
Women in Philanthropy Initiative Fund This fund is intended to support Women in Philanthropy initiatives and programs, such as STEAM Stars, Matched Savings Program, and Building Confident Smiles.
Women Matter Fund
Women's Whistle Stop Scranton Fund Established in May 2019 by Susan Belin and the Whistle Stop planning committee, this fund is for charitable purposes to support Vision 2020 and Women 100’s “She Leads” Road Rally and the Women’s Whistle Stop, Scranton. Funds may also be used in the Scranton area to support women’s rights, empowering women, gender equality education, or to support other purposes related to the overall mission of Vision 2020.
Medallion Funds
JD Kearney Foundation for The Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA
Mahon Family Charitable Fund
Ryan and Rena Wilson Charitable Fund
The Lois Kearney Art Fund
Other Funds