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Press Release 082613

Press Release August 26, 2013Contact:  Gregory Floyd                 973 984-9600       


Tim Duffy, Chairman of the Tri-County Scholarship Fund (TCSF) and a founding partner of the Coughlin Duffy law firm, makes his case for supporting what he calls “the best cause there is” and explains TCSF’s plans for breaking the cycle of poverty through education.

“Financially disadvantaged inner city students and their parents want the same thing as everyone else – a chance at a quality education,” explains Duffy.  “Our mission at the Tri-County Scholarship Fund is to give them that chance to fly.”

At TCSF’s upcoming Annual Dinner, to be held at the Hanover Marriott on October 28, Duffy hopes to raise $800,000 to provide hundreds of scholarships for some of the area’s neediest kids.

Duffy’s law firm and many of its clients are proud supporters of Tri-County’s Annual Dinner.  “Each year I’m humbled by the generosity of so many local businesses and individuals who step up to meet the needs of our kids,” said Duffy.  “We are grateful for their generous support and invite all to stand up for this worthy cause.”

To hear more about TCSF’s Annual Dinner from its supporters, including last year’s honoree J. Peter Simon, and to see some of TCSF’s scholarship recipients, click here

Duffy has seen first hand how TCSF’s scholars respond when given the chance to excell.  This year, 99 percent of TCSF’s high school seniors graduated, and 100 percent of that group have gone straight to college.  Among their accomplishments are full tuition scholarships to Cornell, Colgate and Notre Dame.  “There is no greater feeling in the world than to see our kids respond and succeed,“ said Duffy.

Since its founding in 1981, TCSF has provided more than $20,000,000 in scholarships to thousands of the neediest children of Morris, Passaic and Sussex Counties.  The majority of these children come from families that live at or below the poverty level.  Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need and help students of all races, religions and backgrounds to attend private schools in grades K through twelve.

For more information about the dinner, for interview opportunities or to make a donation, please contact Gregory Floyd at (973) 984-9600 ( or visit Tri-County’s web site at


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