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    • Kevin Arias interns at Univision

      A junior majoring in Computer Science at Cornell University with a 3.0 GPA, Kevin Arias enjoyed a summer 2019 internship at Univision. Kevin says, “With this internship I feel I acquired a good deal of knowledge about the corporate world, while also learning about project management and data science.” In addition to his strong work ethic and computer science acumen, Kevin is deeply dedicated to helping others. He is grateful to Tri-County Scholarship for the support he received through high school, believing this prepared him for his experiences at Cornell and at Univision. “If it weren’t for Tri-County, I wouldn’t have been able to get through high school. They helped out a lot with the finances,” says Kevin.

    • 32nd Annual Awards Dinner Recap

      On October 28, 2013, Tri-County Scholarship Fund celebrated its 32nd annual awards dinner.  Considered by many present to be one of the best Tri-County dinners so far, it featured honorees Sr. Francis Raftery S.C., Walter and Irene Crum and John Parry.  Sr. Francis had recently completed a highly successful 16 year tenure as President of the College of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station, NJ.  Walter and Irene Crum, together, have more than 50 years of teaching young men at Oratory Prep in Summit, NJ.  John Parry is the CEO of Solix, Inc. in Parsippany, NJ based business process outsourcing provider. The highlight of the event is always the children of Tri-County, and they were there in abundance.  Some thirty high school students, all recipients of an annual $4,000.00 scholarship, introduced the night by singing God Bless America and leading the 400 guests in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Master of Ceremonies Steve Adubato took over from there, leading the night with his characteristic blend of passion and gentle humor.  “Sister, will you please sit down?” had the crowd in stitches as Steve asked an unsuspecting nun who was caught in conversation, to take her place.  Amid the laughter, the former Catholic school boy said: “I’m sorry, Sister: I just always wanted to say that to a nun!” Two students addressed the gathering:  Tecianna Ross, a senior at Montclair State pursuing a degree in Public Health with a minor in Nutrition and Pre-Med and Alessandra Veliz, a senior at De Paul Catholic High School.  Tecianna, a former Tri-County scholar, spoke eloquently of the plight of inner-city children and of the help she had received:  “There are many other kids out there that are in the same situation that I once was in.  Many of them have amazing potential that goes unnoticed because they have no other choice but to attend failing schools.  I strongly urge all of you to continue working on behalf of these students because the opportunity that is offered by this organization changed the trajectory of my life.”  Next,  Alessandra spoke of hope and promise:  “Your generosity not only inspires me to be different, but to MAKE A DIFFERENCE.  I want to come back to this dinner one day, not just as a former scholar, but I want to give back.  I want to ensure that the students after me get the opportunities that I got.  That is the level of commitment that your generosity has fostered in me.”  The dinner guests were deeply moved by the testimony of these two magnificent young women. In addition to the students, the honorees spoke movingly of their work with young people and also of how a great education was a key to their success not just in the workplace, but as human beings.  Sr. Francis received the Lifetime Achievement Award; Walter and Irene Crum, the Making a Difference Award and John Parry, the Hall of Fame Award. A novelty of the night, enjoyed by all, was a technology called Text-to-Pledge.  By texting messages and donations, much encouragement was given to the students, the honorees and the organization itself.  The texted donations ranged from $5.00 to $10,000.00.  In addition to the fun, excitement and warm regards spread around the room for all to see on big screens, an additional $117,000 in scholarship funds was raised during dinner.  This brought the total dinner come to $662,000.00, which will pay for more than three hundred scholarships for New Jersey youth next year. As people left the dinner, the sense of joy, fellowship and good cheer, coupled with a desire to be part of the solution, was shared by all. #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ To view more photos, go to http://www.cuppekphotography.com/tricountyscholarship2013. Photography by:

    • 2014 Toast for a Cause

      Fundraise…the Old Fashioned way You’re Invited! It’s Tri-County’s fourth annual Toast for a Cause, and it keeps getting better! This year we want to shake things up, so we hope you can join us for our first ever old-fashioned, Gatsby inspired fundraiser. Definitely not a night you want to miss. You’ll enjoy an open bar full of moonshine and giggle water with good friends, old and new. There will be plenty of dancing at this shindig, so don’t forget your finest wingtips or Mary Jane’s 🙂 Enjoy a breathtaking rooftop open bar from 8:30pm – Midnight. No better way to start your summer! Fellas, come decked in your sharpest zoot suit, flat cap, fedora, or suspenders. Gals, adorn yourselves with a cloche hat, some flapper fringe, or a fancy boa. Costumes aren’t mandatory, but it’s fun to be festive. Looking forward to seeing you there! Please, be generous with your donation (Anyone who donates $ 150 or more will get a special gift the night of!). The young guys and gals of Tri-County are counting on our dollars to fund a world class education so they too can help shape the future. Address: Midtown Loft & Terrace, 267 Fifth Avenue Date: Friday, April 25, 2014 Tickets: Early birds catch a deal! Tickets start at $ 65 (March 17), & increase steadily until the night of: $ 65 (March 17- March 27) $ 75 (March 28 – April 10) $ 85 (April 11 – April 22) $ 95 (April 23 – April 24) $ 110 at the door (April 25) *********************Donate $ 150+/pp and get a special gift the night of!********************* Again, all proceeds of the night go to scholarships for inner-city children. There truly is no better gift you can give! CLICK HERE for the event webpage and BUY TICKETS. CLICK HERE for the Facebook event. Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

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    • Donate | Tri-County Scholarship Fund | New Jersey nonprofit

      DONATE Questions? TRI-COUNTY Scholarship Fund 1/1 Hundreds of students are still on our waiting list, hoping that Tri-County Scholarship Fund will secure donations to offer them the game-changing scholarship that they need to attend safe, quality, and values-centered private schools. TCSF is a registered 501(c)(3) charity and is tax deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. Tax ID No. 22-2354475. ​ You will receive an email donation receipt as your official record for tax purposes and regular updates on how your gift helps gives our scholarship recipients Freedom through Education.. If you have any questions, please email us at office@tcsfund.org. Our online donations are secure. We know that some of our generous donors still prefer to mail or phone in their donations. Please mail check to: Tri-County Scholarship Fund 14 West Main Street Mendham, NJ 07945 ​ or call (973)984-9600 Emergency Fund CAN YOU HELP? More Ways to Give FUND A STUDENT scholarship program FUND A STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP at one of three scholarship levels with your online one-time donation or with monthly recurring payments. Fund A Student Now! Tri-County's Fund A Student scholarship program matches donors with low-income students who receive our scholarship assistance. ​ Fund a Student Scholarship Levels: (one year) $5000 supports a high school Freedom Scholar $4000 supports a high school student $2000 supports a K-8th grade student ​ For multi-year scholarships, consider creating a tribute or named scholarship with the assistance of Tri-County. Learn More CREATE A TRIBUTE SCHOLARSHIP Contact us to discuss creating a tribute sholarship that will lift students from our waiting list. Contact Us More Ways to Give Let your birthday, anniversary, wedding, holiday, milestone, or service project benefit needy students: Start a Fundraiser Join Tri-County's Legacy Society with your planned gift to secure the future for needy students. Planned Giving Support Tri-County's fundraising events to raise the necessary funds to provide scholarships and to raise awareness of our cause. Support Events

    • Emergency Covid Appeal | Tcsfund

      Emergency Covid Appeal DONATE NOW (by CC, check or EFT) These hardworking parents have lost hours, jobs and their own small businesses. There are also dozens of new scholarship applicants who have never asked for our help before, but this year find themselves in great financial distress, unable to cover their children's tuition. Our scholarship waiting list has ballooned. While the K-12th grade independent schools are expected to open, the schools cannot absorb the tuition shortfall because they are also incurring significant additional costs to implement the proper health and safety precautions needed to protect faculty and students. The COVID crisis has left a great many of our inner-city New Jersey families without the income needed to pay their share of tuition to keep their children at their better, safer independent schools.

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