Our Donors

Jim and Ruth B. Daley Family Fund

Jim and Ruth B. Daley Family Fund

Jim and Ruth B. Daley established an endowment fund to provide scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students who need additional funding for non-tuition expenses such as housing costs or books. The initial donation came from the sale of the property and real...

John Rich Curran Memorial Scholarship Fund

John Rich Curran Memorial Scholarship Fund

John Curran was born in Pottsville in 1955. He was a graduate of Boston University and Antioch School of Law in Washington, D.C. John planned to work as a public defender in Pennsylvania in an effort to help those who were less fortunate than he was. But this was not...

Jorge Luis Acevedo Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jorge Luis Acevedo Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jorge Luis Acevedo Jr. dreamed of attending culinary school while he was flipping pizza dough at Chef Alan’s American Bistro in Berks County. This was his first job, and it inspired him to pursue the goal of owning his own restaurant. He was athletic, and loved...

Larry J. Kramer Scholarship Fund

Larry J. Kramer Scholarship Fund

A dedicated teacher, Larry J. Kramer was passionate about the education of children, especially those from the Hamburg area. Larry taught math for 37 years at the Hamburg high and middle schools. After his passing in 2005, his family established this scholarship fund...

Marc Mario McKently Memorial Scholarship Fund

Marc Mario McKently Memorial Scholarship Fund

Marc Mario McKently was a beloved member of the 2011 senior class at Oley Valley High School. When his life was cut short in a tragic car accident on Feb. 9, the whole school grieved. According to Alexandra Kubitz’s in memoriam published in the Reading Eagle, he “was...

 Marion L. and Ernest L. Angstadt Scholarship Fund

Marion L. and Ernest L. Angstadt Scholarship Fund

Though Marion Angstadt was born in Philadelphia, she calls the Kutztown area home. She and her husband Ernest were farming in this area since their marriage in 1944. Marion kept busy in the home, cooking and cleaning while Ernest farmed their 100 acres. She did help...

Martha Ann Boyer and Morris William Boyer Scholarship Fund

Martha Ann Boyer and Morris William Boyer Scholarship Fund

In 2003, Martha Boyer established the Martha Ann Boyer and Morris William Boyer Scholarship Fund in memory of her twin children who died of multiple sclerosis. Martha Ann and Morris William graduated from Hamburg High School in 1957. Though Martha Ann was a quiet...

Matthew Kelly Epitome of Courage Memorial Scholarship Fund

Matthew Kelly Epitome of Courage Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established to honor the memory of Matthew Todd Kelly, who courageously battled Cystic Fibrosis for 29 years. He lost his battle with CF while waiting for a double lung transplant. Matt had an iron determination, a sense of humor and an...

Officer Scott A. Wertz Memorial Berks County Scholarship Fund

Officer Scott A. Wertz Memorial Berks County Scholarship Fund

Officer Scott A. Wertz was a life-long resident of Berks County. He attended Reading and Wilson School Districts before graduating from Wilson High School in 1984. He graduated from the Reading Police Academy in 1994 and again in 1997. Prior to that he worked as a...

Owl Sports Club Scholarship Fund

Owl Sports Club Scholarship Fund

Started in 2005 the Owls Sports Club Scholarship was created to help students who played baseball and are pursuing further education. The fund awards one scholarship a year to a student who plays on the West Lawn Owls Legion baseball team and is entering the second...

Ralph H. and Florence Moyer Fund

Ralph H. and Florence Moyer Fund

When Ralph Moyer passed away in 2008, his last will and testament established the Ralph H. and Florence Moyer Fund. The goal was to help students in Berks County under 30 pay for post-secondary education for vocational or technical training. He wanted his fund help...

Reading-Berks Association of Realtors Scholarship Fund

Reading-Berks Association of Realtors Scholarship Fund

This fund honors two late leaders in the Berks County real estate community who left a major imprint on their profession: Herbert Bellairs and Christos Vardixis. Herbert Bellairs, who died in 2002, was a Realtor for over 50 years. He founded his own firm and served...

Seidel Family Scholarship Fund

Seidel Family Scholarship Fund

Francis F. Seidel II was the owner and operator of the former Francis F. Seidel II Funeral Home in Sinking Spring for 44 years. He established the Seidel Family Scholarship Fund at the time of his death in January 1998 to benefit students who attended high school in...

Sweet Street Desserts Scholarship Fund

Sweet Street Desserts Scholarship Fund

Sandy Solmon founded Sweet Street Desserts in 1979. Today, Sweet Street Desserts is flourishing in Reading. She has said: “Desserts open doors, hearts, and conversations.” The passion she puts into her company – finding and using local, healthy ingredients – is the...

Taylor N. Seitzinger Hamburg Area High School Scholarship Fund

Taylor N. Seitzinger Hamburg Area High School Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2009 to honor the memory of Taylor N. Seitzinger who was a senior at Hamburg High School when she lost her life in a car accident in March 2009. Taylor was a caring, compassionate, competitive, driven leader who excelled in all...

William and Beulah Eshelman Memorial Fund

William and Beulah Eshelman Memorial Fund

At the request of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Berks County Community Foundation established the William and Beulah Eshelman Memorial Fund at the Berks County Community Foundation. In addition to providing financial support to the church, the fund may provide...