While we all remember Peter in our own private way, especially when a new anniversary of 9/11 comes and goes, we classmates of his have set out to honor his memory in an living and breathing manner. We are establishing a memorial scholarship at Xavier High School in Peter's honor. Creating a recurring gift of a partial scholarship requires a minimum endowment of $25,000. The more we raise the more support we can provide to a deserving incoming freshman every year. After a short campaign, we are happy to report that we have already received pledges in excess of $10,000 from a core cadre of alumni and Peter’s teachers who remain at Xavier.
Our deadline to make the Peter Gelinas Memorial Scholarship a reality for the next incoming class is June 30, 2013. Peter is an important facet of the Xavier community and he has even deeper roots in his hometown Madison where many friends remember him with fondness. As the calendar year of 2012 comes to a close, please consider making a contribution to this worthy effort. Your contribution is tax-deductible as well so please take that into consideration prior January 1st.
With your financial support of any amount within family budget, this idea, started by a few of Peter’s friends will become a recurring scholarship for students who need not only financial assistance, but also nurturing of the characteristics that personified Peter. If you have any questions about the scholarship, please contact me, Chris Coppola, or Matt Strekel ’99, Director of Advancement at Xavier High School at (860) 347-6079 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Warmest regards to you and your families during this Holiday season!
237 Sunbury Rd. Danville, PA 17821
Online giving via: www.xavierhighschool.org/give
Donations by check to: “Xavier High School” with “Peter Gelinas Scholarship” on memo line
and mailed to:
Peter Gelinas Scholarship, c/o
Matthew Strekel, Director of Advancement Xavier High School
181 Randolph Road
Middletown, CT 06457