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Record-breaking $1.3 Million raised at 38th Annual Awards Dinner


38th Annual Dinner Co-Chairs, Paul Krump, President of Chubb North America, Personal and Commercial Insurance; Marc Adee, Chairman and CEO of Crum and Forster and TCSF trustee; with Bill Gascoigne, Sr. Managing Director Peapack-Gladstone Bank and TCSF trustee; Prudence Pigott, TCSF President; Eric Andersen, Co-President of Aon, who received the Hall of Fame Award; and Rick DeBel, Executive VP Peapack-Gladstone Bank, and TCSF Board Chairman, pictured with scholarship students from Academy of St. James of the Marches in Totowa, and student speaker, Jazmin Mora Amaya, student Council President at Mary Help of Christians Academy in North Haledon.

700 business people, friends and family, clergy and religious attended the Tri-County Scholarship Fund (TCSF) Annual Awards Dinner on October 28th, at the Hanover Marriott on October 28 where a record breaking $1.3 million was raised to provide partial scholarships for financially disadvantaged children in Passaic, Morris, and Sussex counties, enabling them to attend accredited  K-12 values-based schools. Tri-County Scholarship Fund recognized three honorees who believe in and support the TCSF mission at the dinner, which is the largest fundraiser for TCSF.

Honored at the 38th Annual Awards Dinner were:  were Eric Andersen, Co-President of Aon, who received the Hall of Fame Award; Douglas Kennedy, President and CEO of Peapack-Gladstone Bank who was presented with the Leadership Award; and Ray and Cathy Donovan and the Donovan Family, who received the Making A Difference Award.

“We are thrilled that we raised more than $1.3 million toward scholarships, and had the opportunity to honor such accomplished individuals, who are revered in their industries and admired for their commitment to the community, and to our mission,” said Prudence Pigott, TCSF President.  

Making a Difference Award Honorees: Ken and Kris Donovan and their son, Tommy Donovan, Cathy and Ray Donovan, Mary Ellen Stewart, and Keith Donovan

“Our honorees exemplify everything that Tri-County stands for in their work to help children from underprivileged areas by providing educational opportunity at better, safer schools,” said TCSF President, Prudence Pigott.

Honored at the 38th Annual Awards Dinner was Madison resident Eric Andersen, Co-President of Aon, who received the Hall Of Fame Award, pictured with Rick DeBel, Executive VP Peapack-Gladstone Bank, and TCSF Board Chairman; and scholarship students from DePaul Catholic High School.

 TCSF awarded 500 scholarships for the 2109-20 school year, and has provided more than $27 million for over 32,000 scholarships to deserving K-12th grade children, since its inception in 1981 by Edward Hennessy, and the late Bishop Frank Rodimer, of Paterson, New Jersey.


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