"St. Anthony's Creates First Endowed Scholarship Fund "
St. Anthony's receives bequest to create endowed scholarship fund!
Something special is happening at St. Anthony School Programs thanks to a gift from the estate of Elsie Collins. Elsie passed away in 2012 and was the sole surviving member of her family. Her parents (John and Pasqua) were Italian and immigrated to the United States to find work. Eventually John started his own successful contracting firm. John and Pasqua instilled a devotion to St. Anthony in their children, John, Vinci and Elsie. In his later years, her father asked Elsie to remember the children at St. Anthony’s in her will. Elsie honored her father’s wishes with a bequest to St. Anthony’s in the amount of $1,060,000.
The funds will be used to create the Elsie Collins Endowed Scholarship Fund. The principal of this fund will remain intact. Interest and growth earned each year will be used to provide scholarships.
This is the first endowed scholarship in St. Anthony’s history. Increased scholarship opportunities will provide the opportunity for some students and their families to receive an inclusive education that readies the student to be part of society. Proof that our program works is in the 90% of St. Anthony’s post-secondary graduates that have found employment and have become active members of our community.
If you would like to learn more about St. Anthony’s or endowed scholarships, please contact Jerry Gaughan, Executive Director of the St. Anthony Charitable Foundation, at 724-940-9020, ext. 103 or via email.