#PhilanthropyFriday: Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation Supports Nursing Scholarship Program at King’s College

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation, administered through the Scranton Area Community Foundation, has awarded King’s College $60,000 in support of its Nursing Scholarship Program. The award will provide support in the amount of $20,000 per year over a three-year period to provide financial assistance to six students from Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties who have earned their Associate Degree in Nursing to help them to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) from King’s College.

Representatives from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation (NPHCF) visit King’s College to present administrators with a $60,000 grant award in support of Nursing Program scholarships. From left, are Jim Clemente, NPHCF board chair; Laura Ducceschi, president and CEO of Scranton Area Community Foundation; Rev. John Ryan, C.S.C., Ph.D., president of King’s College; Dr. Christopher O’Brien, Dean of Health Sciences at King’s College; Cynthia Mailloux, professor and chairperson of the Department of Nursing at King’s College.
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation is dedicated to improving the health workforce of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the health and well-being of the people of the region. The Scranton Area Community Foundation is proud to serve as administrator of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation, which was established in 2011 following the sale of Mercy Hospital in Scranton.


About our Foundation Management Services

At the Scranton Area Community Foundation, we provide foundation management services to other private and public foundations serving the people of the Lackawanna County region and beyond.

By partnering with us, foundations can substantially reduce the expenses related to operations, grant-making, accounting, and reporting because we perform this work on behalf of the partnering foundations. In addition to reducing overhead costs, the trustees or Boards of these foundations can focus their efforts on accomplishing their missions, knowing the back-office work will be completed in a thorough and professional manner by a competent team. In many cases, this also means that foundations using the Scranton Area Community Foundation’s management services have the ability to distribute more funds to the causes they care about!
The Scranton Area Community Foundation has 65 years of experience managing charitable funds and has successfully provided foundation management services for over the past five years. We are currently managing three foundations in various forms: the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation, the Robert H. Spitz Foundation, and the Gelb Foundation Fund.

To learn more about the Foundation Management Services we provide, please contact Kevin Salaway, Senior Director of Development at or 570-347-6203.