Arts Student Receives First Frank DeLorenzo Scholarship

Arts Student Receives First Frank DeLorenzo Scholarship

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s (NNJCF) The Frank DeLorenzo Memorial Scholarship Fund names Leonia High School senior Ula Goldstein of Leonia, New Jersey as its first recipient. The NNJCF donor advised fund memorializes Leonia High School’s 1964 classmate Frank DeLorenzo.  Goldstein received the award at the Leonia High School Senior Awards Ceremony in Leonia, New Jersey. In the fall, the arts student plans to study music composition at McGill University in Montréal, Quebec in Canada.

Leonia High School senior Ula Goldstein receives the first NNJCF's Frank DeLorenzo Memorial Scholarship Fund's award for the arts.

The NNJCF’s The Frank DeLorenzo Memorial Scholarship Fund names Leonia High School arts student the first recipient of a scholarship.

The $1,000 scholarship award goes to a student seeking to further his or her education.  In addition, the student demonstrates talent and ambition, as an artist, musician, or writer. During high school, Goldstein was president of the Chamber Choir, Section Leader of the Women’s Choir, and active in the Poets and Writers Club, Pre-Med Club. She was also a member of the National Honor Society, Science Honor Society, French Honor Society, TriM Music Honor Society.

Several awards were bestowed upon her.  She received the WorldStrides Maestro Award to a vocalist for best solo.  In addition, the school presented her the Leonia High School Senior Athletic Award for track and field. Among her accomplishments, Goldstein composed a two-act musical performed by the Stage Right drama program in the JCC on the Palisades. Furthermore, her community activities include volunteering at Holy Name Medical Center, as a unit volunteer in Teaneck.  She also served as a senior caregiver at the ARC Senior Center at JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly.

Philanthropic Opportunities

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation offers the region a comprehensive menu of philanthropic opportunities. The NNJCF is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Hackensack, New Jersey.  The Foundation focuses primarily on education, public health, civic engagement, arts, philanthropy, and the environment. Donor-advised funds, tax-saving annuities, and trust options provide donors with flexible, efficient, and tax-effective ways to ensure their charitable giving has maximum impact.

“When establishing a donor-advised fund, donors create a legacy of charitable giving.  Recommend grants to causes of interest, in honor of someone special, or in memory of a deceased loved one.  They can name successors to continue the giving beyond their lifetime.  Tax benefits also exist.  All contributions to donor-advised funds are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law,” said Danielle De Laurentis, Associate Director, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.

For further information about the NNJCF, The Frank DeLorenzo Memorial Scholarship Fund, or to set up a charitable fund, call 201-568-5608 or send an e-mail to nnjcf@nnjcf.org.

 

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