CAN DO Community Foundation establishes Trustee Scholarship
Participating in the creation of the CAN DO Trustee Matching Scholarship at Penn State Hazleton were,
from left, front: CAN DO Community Foundation Treasurer Donald M. Pachence, CAN DO Community
Foundation President Gary F. Lamont, Penn State Hazleton Chancellor Gary Lawler, and CAN DO
Chairman of the Board John J. Spevak. Back: CAN DO Community Foundation board members Nancy
Stasko, Eugene M. Dougherty, Earl C. Berger, Robert J. Moisey, Art Sweeney, and Penn State
Hazleton Director of Development and University Relations Kevin Salaway.
The CAN DO Community Foundation Board of Directors recently established the CAN DO Trustee Matching Scholarship at Penn State Hazleton, a new scholarship that will benefit students from Greater Hazleton who attend the local campus of The Pennsylvania State University.
The Trustee Matching Scholarship program provides matching funds from the Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees, resulting in larger scholarship awards to deserving students with financial need. This new scholarship augments the CAN DO Scholarship established in 1997 at Penn State Hazleton to provide scholarships to local students.
“The CAN DO Community Foundation is pleased and proud to establish a trustee matching scholarship at the local Penn State campus for a local student,” said Gary F. Lamont, president of the foundation. “Penn State Hazleton has provided excellent educational opportunities for Greater Hazleton for more than 75 years, and Penn State has been a tremendous supporter of CAN DO. Together, CAN DO and Penn State will offer excellent educational and career opportunities to the youth of Greater Hazleton for years to come.”
Penn State Hazleton Chancellor Gary M. Lawler said, “Penn State Hazleton’s partnership with CAN DO is a wonderful example of the campus’ commitment to the area. CAN DO was one of the foundations leading the way in the campus’ last fundraising campaign and once again is showing support for university’s new campaign, For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students. CAN DO recognizes the value of an educated workforce and we greatly appreciate their dedication and leadership in providing access for students."
“CAN DO has been a stalwart partner with Penn State Hazleton on many levels, and we enjoy a robust collaboration with them to promote economic development,” Kevin J. Salaway, director of Development and University Relations said. “This is the second major scholarship established at the campus by CAN DO. The entire campus community is grateful for CAN DO’s commitment to education and to the campus.”
Scholarship endowments established at Penn State Hazleton generate financial awards in perpetuity for deserving students attending the local campus. Trustee Matching Scholarships provide matching funds from the university resulting in the doubling of the financial awards generated. “This program is a great way for a donor to the campus to double the impact of their gift,” Salaway added.