This year's PA Society Dinner will help fund New PA scholarship program

Nov 30, 2015, 09:30 ET from The Pennsylvania Society

ERDENHEIM, Pa., Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Society today announced an exciting new scholarship program with the Maguire Foundation. The two organizations together are funding a new annual scholarship program to cultivate and retain Pennsylvania's best and brightest students.

"Attendees at this year's dinner won't just get to enjoy another uplifting celebration of Pennsylvania, and to hear the inspiring remarks of our Gold Medal recipient, former Gov. Ed Rendell," said PA Society President Nicholas DeBenedictis. "They also will know their tickets are helping to fund an important new scholarship program."

The Dec. 12 black-tie dinner will be held, as always, at the Waldorf Astoria New York. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Society office at 215-233-2650.

Funded jointly with the Maguire Foundation, the new program will award scholarships to Pennsylvania high school students attending a Pennsylvania college or university. The scholarships will go to residents with a GPA of 3.0 or better with demonstrated financial need and records of community service.

The Maguire Foundation – a PA nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life through investment in education, arts and humanities and hunger and homelessness – has made a four-year commitment to match PA Society. The Pennsylvania Society Scholarship Fund with the Maguire Foundation is scheduled to distribute at least $800,000 in scholarships over the next 4 years to Pennsylvania students attending Pennsylvania colleges and universities.

"We couldn't be more proud to partner with a philanthropic foundation like the Maguire Foundation, and we thank them for helping to advance The Pennsylvania Society's noble mission and their own by improving the lives of Pennsylvania students through scholarships," said DeBenedictis.

About the Pennsylvania Society
Founded in 1899, The Pennsylvania Society is a non-profit, non-partisan patriotic and charitable organization with more than 2,000 members from The Commonwealth and throughout the United States and the world. Founded to encourage the ideals of William Penn, its purpose is to honor achievement, reward excellence, promote scholarship, good will and understanding, and unite all Pennsylvanians in bonds of fellowship and friendship. For additional information about The Pennsylvania Society, please visit  

CONTACT: Carol M. Fitzgerald
Executive Director     
The Pennsylvania Society
(215) 233-2650

SOURCE The Pennsylvania Society