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2013 End of Year Appeal

Dear Friends,

I want to thank you for the part you played in helping us to improve the lives of some 500 children, one by one, this past year.  Your generosity to the Tri-County Scholarship Fund enabled us to significantly raise the scholarship amounts we gave to students in grades K-12 in Morris, Passaic and Sussex counties.

How does your donation help our students?  Let me introduce you to Tecianna Ross.  Tecianna is a former Tri-County Scholar who is currently a senior at Montclair State University.  Tecianna captivated the minds and hearts of all who were present at our annual awards dinner three weeks ago with her moving testimony, part of which we share below:

“I would like to thank all of you here for the opportunity I was given.  As the daughter of a single parent I could never have afforded the education that was given to me.  My father was not present when I was growing up so the weight of raising and supporting two children fell onto my mother’s shoulders.  She worked two jobs to support my sister and me.  I am and will always be eternally grateful for the sacrifices she made for us.