$1,000 Scholarship Awarded to a Tri-Valley graduating senior in honor and memory of Matthew R. Bertholf

Alberto Hernandez PhotoAlberto Hernandez, a graduating student of Tri-Valley Central School District was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Matthew R. Bertholf Scholarship Fund, a charitable fund administered through the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.  Alberto will be starting his freshman year this fall in the Carpentry and Trades Program at SUNY Delhi and hopes to one day become a Carpenter.


This Fund was established to honor and remember a remarkable young man, Matthew ‘Matty’ Bertholf, who was the epitome of what it meant to live in and embrace Sullivan County. A resident of Grahamsville, Matty was avid in the trades and applied technology, skilled with his hands, a dexterous builder, woodworker and mason. Through this scholarship, Matty’s legacy will be carried on through a student who plans to pursue the trades and mirrors the characteristics of Matthew Bertholf.

About the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan:

The Community Foundation has begun its 15th year of charitable leadership and philanthropy.  The Foundation has significantly increased local charitable funds and empowered donors to make a profound difference in the quality of life in our regionwith the creation of over 180 funds that will provide grants and scholarships forever! Since 1999, the Foundation has been an effective steward of the community’s charitable resources and has been a leader in the administration of scholarships, and grant making for the benefit of nonprofit organizations in Orange and Sullivan Counties, and beyond.
Contributions to The Matthew R. Bertholf Scholarship Fund may be made to CFOS-The Matthew R. Bertholf Scholarship Fund and sent to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Suite 203, Montgomery, NY 12549. Secure online donations may also be made at www.cfosny.org. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  All gifts are tax deductible under current tax laws.For more information, call the Community Foundation at (845) 769-9393.


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