Funds

Scranton Area Foundation Restricted Funds

Donor-Advised Funds

Donor advised funds allow the option of a different organization, cause, or charity to benefit from the fund each year. Donor Advised Funds allow you to make an outright gift to the Foundation and provide you with the opportunity to make recommendations to the Foundation for grants from your fund. Since the Foundation administers your fund, you are assured of its permanence and the continuity of your legacy. While legal control of the fund rests with the Foundation, donors can be assured their advice is taken seriously. These funds are often an attractive alternative to the creation of a private foundation. Investments, paperwork and grant monitoring are all handled by the Foundation.  If requested, complete donor anonymity will be assured and maintained.

The Molly 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.  This fund supports children who are facing catastrophic illness and to their families. The Calpin Family are advisors  on grants from this fund.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The 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.

Dr. Stephen I. Rosenthal & Sara Rosenthal Fund
This fund was established in June 2006 by Dr. and Mrs. Rosenthal for our community.  Advisors are members of the Rosenthal family.

Sgt. Jan-Michel 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

The Max Grochowski Fund

The Gelb Foundation Fund

Matt McGloin Fund

William G. McGowan Charitable Fund

Ann Pacifico Memorial Fund

Donor-Designated Funds

Donor Designated Funds are funds whereby the donor selects a specific recipient organization or organization(s) they wish to support. Grants will be made in the name of the fund as along as the organization remains in operation and is consistent with its original charitable purpose. If, over time, a charity benefiting from a donor designated fund goes out of business, becomes for-profit, or substantially alters its mission so that it no longer fits with the donor’s original intent, the donor can be ensured that the Foundation Board of Governors will seek out alternative beneficiaries to maintain the donor’s original charitable goals.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Roseann Smith Alperin Memorial/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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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 YMCAYouth Activities Center.

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.

UNA-USA of NEPA 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ned & Mary Ann Abrahmsen, 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.

John R. and Maureen J. Pesavento Community Service Award Fund
This fund was established in May 2011 by Mr. and Mrs. Pesavento as an award to be presented annually to the student at The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) who has the highest number of community service hours as recorded by TCMC within the year the award is granted.

Carlene R. Gallo, Esq., Robert T. Gownley, 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.

R. Matthew Burne Hope and 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.

The 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.

The Scranton School for 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.

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.

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.

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.

The Century Club Building Maintenance Fund

Roselle B. and Louis A. Fine Memorial Fund for Lackawanna Pro Bono

Thomas G. Gallagher, Jr. Fund

Field of Interest Funds

Field of interest funds are funds whereby a donor designates a special area of interest or issues such as the arts, education, health, a particular neighborhood or community, etc., to which grants may be made from this fund.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Fund for Women and Girls

 

Organizational Endowments

An organizational endowment helps a non-profit organization build sustainability into their organization for the long-term. This type of fund is established when a non-profit organization agrees to transfer all, or part, of its endowment to a designated fund within the Foundation, and in turn, it receives quarterly or annual distributions of income from the fund. When an individual establishes a fund to benefit an organization, it is a donor designated fund. This partnership can bring investment economies of scale, expertise, and reduced fund management costs to other non-profit organizations. The Scranton Area Foundation and non-profit organizations work together to attract gifts to their endowment fund. SAF can protect an organization’s hard-earned endowment and ensure the fund is always available to support the mission of the organization.

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.

Leadership Lackawanna Fund
Leadership Lackawanna established this fund in July 1986 to support its mission for leadership development in Lackawanna County.

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.

YMCA of Scranton Endowment Fund
This fund was established in September 1987 by the YMCA to advance the mission of the Young Men’s Christian Association.

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.

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.

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.

Scranton Council For Literacy Advance Fund (SCOLA)
This fund was established in January 2002 by the Scranton Council For Literacy Advance to promote literacy and to further the mission of SCOLA.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scholarship Funds

The Scranton Area Foundation manages numerous Scholarship Funds that benefit a variety of students, educational institutions, and fields of study. Each scholarship is unique and was created to fulfill the philanthropic aspirations of the original donor.  Many donors find the creation of a scholarship fund within the Scranton Area Foundation to be the simplest and most cost effective alternative to a private Scholarship Fund.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Willard M. Henkelman, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 & 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.

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.

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.

Midori Yamanouchi-Rynn, 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.

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.

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.

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.

American Legion A. Pierson Hurd Academic Scholarship
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.

Todd Angelo Memorial Scholarship 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.

#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.

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.

The Keisling Family Scholarship Fund
The Keisling Family Scholarship Fund was established in December 2013 by Alice Keisling.

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.

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.

Cinderella’s Closet of NEPA Scholarship Fund
To be awarded to one female or female-identified senior per year currently attending a high school program within NEPA counties of Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne or Wyoming.

Angelina Fricchione and Michael Cupple Scholarship Award 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.