Fund Established in Memory of DeAnna Stark Pasciuto

Fund Established in Memory of DeAnna Stark Pasciuto

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation announces the launch of The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund. The Fund honors the spirit of DeAnna Stark Pasciuto by awarding scholarships and grants to provide comfort and joy to others.  Stark Pasciuto, who passed away on January 15, 2018, grew up in New Jersey in Ledgewood in Roxbury Township and Morris Plains and lived with her husband and children in Wayne.

Support for Education and Public Health

The Fund provides support for cancer research, families touched by cancer, and scholarships for female student-athletes to pursue medical careers. “The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation is honored to establish a fund in remembrance of DeAnna Stark Pasciuto to benefit others. The Fund’s mission parallels our work to improve community life by supporting education and public health,” said Michael Shannon, President, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.

DeAnna Stark Pasciuto attended Richard Stockton University, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s in Physical Therapy. Afterward, she worked as a Physical Therapist at Advanced Rehabilitation and Atlantic Healthcare. Sports were an integral part of her activities. A graduate of the Morris Catholic High School class of 1997, she played track and field and soccer. While a student at the university, she continued to play soccer. Furthermore, as an adult, she played soccer and coached in the local Packanack Lake Community Athletic Association’s youth sports organization.

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund

DeAnna Stark Pasciuto played track and field and soccer.

Scholarship Award

A grant award to nonprofit organizations helps surviving spouses, underprivileged women, and/or children affected by cancer. The Fund also plans to award an annual scholarship to benefit a student enrolled in Richard Stockton University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.  In addition, support includes a contribution to the University’s soccer program.

“The Fund ensures that DeAnna’s legacy of caring for others continues beyond her life.  In doing so, it is our goal to support graduate students pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, female college athletes, underprivileged women and children and any family faced with substantially difficult circumstances,” said Michael Pasciuto, husband of the late DeAnna Stark Pasciuto.

Continue DeAnna Stark Pasciuto’s Legacy

The public can also continue DeAnna Stark Pasciuto’s legacy with a donation in her memory. Donations are tax-deductible, as permitted by law, and may be made online. Donors also send contributions by check made out to ‘The Northern N.J. Community Foundation’ with ‘The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund’ entered in the memo line. Send checks to the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, 1 University Plaza, Suite 128, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601.

For further information about the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, contact or call 201-568-5608.


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