Tri-County Scholarship Fund Benefit Concert
Date: Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
On Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 some fifty-five guests came together to enjoy the beautiful sounds of Dorothy Fields, “The Evergreen Lyricist,” with guest soloists Patricia Dean, Marianne Patterson, Ed Thompson and Artistic Director Rev. Edward Lambro.
This intimate musical gala was hosted in Harding Township by one of Tri-County’s trustees in order to benefit the Tri-County Scholarship Fund. Tri-County, as it is informally called, is a non-profit organization that raises educational scholarship funds for inner-city children in grades K-12 in Morris, Passaic and Sussex counties.
Guest were treated to a pre-concert reception set in an elegant English country garden, followed by a private concert that included such memorable Fields hits as “The Way You Look Tonight,” “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” and “I’m in the Mood for Love.” Coffee and dessert with the performers followed the concert.
Guests were moved by the remarks of Angeline Lopez, whose parents emigrated to the United States from Colombia. Ms. Lopez spoke of the difference that a Tri-County scholarship made to her to be able to continue her studies at Morris Catholic High School. Angeline will be attending Villanova University in the Fall.
Proceeds from the concert help to provide scholarships to children from economically disadvantaged families in grades K-12. This past year Tri-County awarded 577 scholarships representing $1.2 million in aid. Tri-County Scholarship Fund will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at an awards dinner on Monday, October 11, 2011.