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#PhilanthropyFriday: Awarding a 65th Anniversary Mini-Grant & Sharing the Story of the Scranton Central HS Class of ’64 Memorial Scholarship Fund

This week, we share the story of the Scranton Central High School Class of 1964 Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation and award our tenth 65th-anniversary mini-grant.

Created in 2014 by the 1964 graduating class of Scranton Central High School, the Scranton Central High School Class of 1964 Memorial Scholarship Fund provides an annual scholarship to a graduating senior to benefit that student in furthering their education. 

The Scranton Central High School Class of 1964 recently celebrated their 55th class reunion and raised additional funds to support the fund which promotes a legacy to support education within their community. To celebrate the milestone, members from the Scranton Central High School Class of 1964 gathered for a photo at the Scranton Area Community Foundation.
PHOTO: Members of the Scranton Central High School Class of 1964 gather to celebrate their 55th reunion and the additional dollars raised this year to support the Scranton Central High School Class of 1964 Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation. 
Standing (left to right): Brian Kaeb; Alan Mazzei; Cathy Fitzpatrick, SAF Grants and Scholarship Manager; Donald Blackledge; Jim Connors. 
Seated (left to right): Deirdre “Cookie” Spelman; Joan Pasco Pilosi; Marilyn Barber Hiller.

“We are proud to be able to give back to the community and help students in Scranton further their education,” says Alan Mazzei, a member of the reunion committee and a member of the Scranton Central High School Class of 1964. “Since we established the fund, we have been able to help five deserving students, and we anticipate that number to grow through the fund because of the generous support of our classmates.”

We want to honor and celebrate the generosity of the Scranton Central High School Class of 1964 in allowing us to share their story by awarding our tenth 65th Anniversary Mini-Grant to an organization of their choice. In honor of our sapphire anniversary and to celebrate the loyalty of our donors and the prosperity that their generosity makes possible, we are awarding mini-grants in honor of our donors who are making a difference and who share their stories with us. The Scranton Central High School Class of 1964 has chosen to support Jewish Family Service of Northeastern Pennsylvania through this $650 mini-grant.
Thank you, Scranton Central High School Class of 1964, for sharing your story and, especially, for reminding us that when we work together, we can create a stronger, kinder, more livable region.

If you’d like to SHARE YOUR STORY with us, simply fill out our form online: SHARE YOUR STORY. Up to $10,000 will be awarded in 2019 through the 65th-anniversary mini-grants opportunity, funded by the Scranton Area Community Foundation. 

To learn how you can create a scholarship fund with the Scranton Area Community Foundation, please contact us today.