DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund Issues Scholarship

DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund Issues Scholarship

The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, presented its first $1,000 scholarship to Jesse Phalanukorn. The NNJCF’s The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund awards an annual scholarship to benefit a student enrolled in Richard Stockton University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. The Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization based in Hackensack, New Jersey, concentrates on education, public health, civic engagement, arts, philanthropy, and the environment.

Jesse Phalanukorn receives the first scholarship from The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund.

Phalanukorn is a second-year graduate student at Richard Stockton University. He plans to complete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy by the summer of 2020, specializing in orthopedic or neurological physical therapy. Originally from Oceanport, New Jersey in Monmouth County, he graduated from Rowan University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Exercise Science.

DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund

The NNJCF’s Fund honors the spirit of DeAnna Stark Pasciuto by awarding scholarships and grants to provide comfort and joy to others, while serving as a reminder of the power of life. 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.

The Fund remembers her and contributes to qualified charitable organizations for cancer research and families touched by cancer.  Also, scholarships are awarded for student-athletes pursuing medical careers to dedicate their lives by helping others. In addition, scholarship recipients are full-time graduate students in good academic standing holding a minimum, cumulative 3.5 grade point average.

DeAnna Stark Pasciuto attended Richard Stockton University.  She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, as well as a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. Afterward, she worked as a Physical Therapist at Advanced Rehabilitation and Atlantic Healthcare. Sports were also an integral part of her activities. A Morris Catholic High School class of 1997, she played track and field and soccer. While a student at the university, she was a stellar defender on its women’s soccer team.

NNJCF Philanthropic Services

For 21 years, the Foundation serves the community and asks, What can we do together that we can’t do alone?. The NNJCF offers a comprehensive menu of philanthropic opportunities. Donor-advised funds, tax-saving annuities, and trust options provide flexible, tax-effective ways to ensure the maximum impact of charitable giving.

Continue DeAnna Stark Pasciuto’s Legacy

The public may 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. In addition, contributions may be sent by check made out to ‘The Northern N.J. Community Foundation’.  Enter ‘The DeAnna Stark Pasciuto Memorial Fund’ 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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