Donation Honors Camden native, former WNBA player Valerie Still
(Camden, NJ) – The Camden Schools Foundation (CSF) announced it was the recipient of a $10,000 donation from Carpenter Technology Corporation in honor of Valerie Still. The donation will be used to empower youths in Camden, N.J., through mind, body, and soul, through mentorships and scholarships. This generous gift is in addition to the $2,500 scholarships CSF awards local high school seniors with each year.
“The Camden Schools Foundation is committed to supporting Camden’s remarkable youth through scholarship opportunities and various programming. Carpenter Technology’s generosity will have a direct and positive impact on youths we serve. We are grateful for this donation as well as our many community partners, corporate sponsors, and individual donors who support our mission each year,” said Jack Tarditi, CSF Board President.
Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.3 million in scholarships to hundreds of high school seniors in Camden city using financial need and academic achievement as criteria. This year, CSF will add another scholarship opportunity through the support of this $10,000 donation from Carpenter Technology. This donation honors Camden native, former WNBA player, CSF Hall of Fame honoree, and philanthropist Valerie Still, who will work together with the foundation to develop a mentorship and scholarship program for youths in Camden.
“The difference between success and significance is service to others. It’s about leaving a legacy and doing what I can to make this world a better place,” said Still. “I am honored and humbled to have this donation given in my name. More importantly, I am excited to work with organizations that are intentional about supporting their communities. This act of kindness and generosity by Carpenter Technology will be transformative for our young people in Camden.”
“We believe in making a real difference in the communities in which we live and work,” said Carpenter Technology President and CEO Tony Thene. “I am excited to join in partnership with CSF and community leaders like Valerie on important initiatives that aim to uplift students and demonstrate our commitment to community and humanity.”
Carpenter Technology’s donation was part of its annual Impact Awards, an employee recognition event where awardees are able to choose an organization they would like to support with a monetary donation from Carpenter Technology. This donation to CSF further supported the spirit of the event and was given in appreciation of Still, who served as guest speaker.
For more information about scholarships, programs, and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.camdenschoolsfoundation.org.
About Camden Schools Foundation
The Camden Schools Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to support the students and schools in Camden, NJ. We provide scholarships, grants, and programmatic support to ensure Camden’s students have an equal opportunity for success. Learn more at www.camdenschoolsfoundation.org.
About Carpenter Technology
Carpenter Technology Corporation is a recognized leader in high-performance specialty alloy-based materials and process solutions for critical applications in the aerospace, defense, medical, transportation, energy, industrial, and consumer electronics markets. Founded in 1889, Carpenter Technology has evolved to become a pioneer in premium specialty alloys, including titanium, nickel, and cobalt, as well as alloys specifically engineered for additive manufacturing (AM) processes and soft magnetics applications. Carpenter Technology has expanded its AM capabilities to provide a complete “end-to-end” solution to accelerate materials innovation and streamline parts production. More information about Carpenter Technology can be found at www.carpentertechnology.com.