AT Children’s Project was awarded a $500 grant from the Joshua Stamm Memorial Scholarship Fund, a charitable fund administered by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. Ataxia-telangiectasia, or AT, is a rare genetic disease that attacks children, causing progressive loss of muscle control, immune system problems, and a high rate of cancer. The AT Children’s Project funds international research in an effort to find life-improving therapies and a cure for ataxia-telangiectasia.
The Joshua Stamm Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in 2008 by family and friends to memorialize Joshua, who was an Eagle Scout with Troop 63 in Goshen, a member of the 105th Air National Guard’s Young Champions, an avid skier, music fan, and baseball player. Joshua participated in countless wheelchair road races, including several Orange Classics and the Special Olympics at West point. In short, he was an amazing young man.
The Joshua Stamm Memorial Scholarship Fund has also awarded $6,000 in scholarships at Goshen High School since 2008 when the fund was established. The most recent recipient was Ashley Depoo who recently started her freshman year at SUNY Orange in the fall of 2013.
The Joshua Stamm Memorial Scholarship Fund is facilitated through the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, a 501(c)(3) public charity that was created to help individuals, organizations, and businesses establish charitable endowments within their community. The Community Foundation administers over 165 charitable funds with assets of over $10.6 million. To create your own charitable endowment or to make a contribution to a named fund, please visit www.cfoc-ny.org or contact Karen VanHouten Minogue, President and CEO at (845) 769-9393 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.