(Camden, NJ) — Camden High School’s Class of 1957 donated $1,427.14 to the Camden Schools Foundation. The donation was pooled from leftover funds from the reunion committee, which will not be holding any additional reunions after their last event was held in 2007.
“When our class had its last reunion in 2007, there were some funds left over,” James Greenberg, Camden High Class of 1957, said. “I was always the chair of the reunion committees but, somehow I stopped getting bank statements. By a stroke of good luck, I caught up to the account just before TD was about to escheat the remaining funds to the State.”
Greenberg added, “I spoke to a couple of the remaining members of the committee and they agreed with my suggestion that we make a gift of the remaining funds to the Camden Schools Foundation.”
Dawn Epstein, Executive Director of the Camden Schools Foundation, expressed her gratitude for the Class of ‘57’s donation, “We are so grateful for the generosity of the class of ‘57. Their love of Camden High and dedication to the city is so admirable. We thank them for their efforts to make a difference in the lives of Camden students.”
The Camden Schools Foundation will put these funds toward funding its annual scholarships. Since its founding in 2005 The Foundation has distributed over $1.3M in scholarships and grants to the students in Camden.
About the 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