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Tri-County Scholarship Fund to Host 36th Annual Gala Awards Dinner on November 6

Parsippany, NJ  – September 28, 2017 –   Tri-County Scholarship Fund will celebrate 36 years of helping financially needy students in Morris, Passaic and Sussex counties at its annual Gala Awards Dinner on November 6, 2017 at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany.  This year’s gala will honor Paul J. Krump, Executive Vice President of Chubb Group and President, North America Commercial and Personal Insurance, and Dr. Bonita Stanton, Founding Dean of Seton Hall / Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine.  The annual Making A Difference Award will be presented to Justin Marcucci, Chief Digital officer of Endava, the international digital marketing firm with local headquarters in Mendham, New Jersey.

The mission of Tri-County Scholarship Fund is to provide financial support for deserving students to obtain a quality, values-based education to accredited private elementary and secondary schools.  Each year Tri-County awards Kindergarten – 12th grade scholarships to 400 students at over 50 different schools.  Over the past 35+ years, $26 million have been raised by the organization and more than 31,000 scholarships awarded to needy children.  Scholarship recipients have gone on to the top colleges in New Jersey and throughout the country with Tri-County graduates currently attending Georgetown, Rutgers, Notre Dame, Seton Hall University, Colgate, UCLA, Cornell, and Penn State, to name just a few.

“Tri-County is currently able to fund scholarships for 400 students each year, but we have another 2,000 students on the waiting list,” said Tim Duffy, Tri-County Chairman and Managing Partner of Coughlin Duffy in Morristown.  “I call this ‘the cause of all causes’ because I can think of nothing more meaningful than helping needy children to get an education and a better life.  By helping one child at a time, the ripple effect is enormous – touching the family, the community, and improving the lives of generations to come.”

Those interested in supporting Tri-County’s mission are invited to attend the November 6 Gala Awards Dinner, proceeds from which go directly to funding future scholarships.  Ads for the dinner tribute journal are being accepted through October 16.  Gala event and ad journal information, as well as tickets available for purchase, can be found at or by calling the Tri-County offices at: 973-984-9600.

(Photo Caption L-R): Paul Krump, President of North America Commercial & Personal Insurance for Chubb and a 2017 Tri-County Scholarship Fund 2017 Awards Dinner Honoree, speaks with Janiela Campusano, a former Tri-County scholarship recipient and current Chubb employee, and her sister Janiele Campusano, a current Tri-County scholar now attending St. Anthony School in Hawthorne, NJ


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