Our scholarships are made possible by the generosity of donors.
The donors can contribute to existing scholarships or they can create a new one to honor a loved one or simply to help increase educational attainment among Berks County residents.
We’re inspired by both kinds of donors.
When twin sisters Molly and Nadine were preparing to graduate from Governor Mifflin in 2009, they wanted to go to college but were afraid that they couldn’t afford it.
“We didn’t have any family to help us pay for school,” Molly recalled. “We needed a lot of financial help to be able to go.”
The sisters each received several scholarships from Berks County Community Foundation.
In 2018, Molly finished paying off her student loans and wanted to do something with the extra cash she had on hand each month.
“I’ve always donated money to charities, and since I had a little room in my budget, I wanted to do something with it,” Molly said.
She contacted us to see how she could give back and began making monthly contributions to one of the scholarship funds that helped her. A year later, she increased the amount of her donation.
“I think it’s important for people to realize that, even if you can’t create a scholarship yourself or donate thousands of dollars, any small amount you can give can support a scholarship for others,” Molly said. (Read more about Molly’s story here.)