Jerry Rabinowitz Memorial Scholarship Fund


Jerry Rabinowitz Memorial from his High School Classmates

Here is the thank you note from the 2020 Awardee of the Jerry Rabinowitz Memorial Scholarship, Grace Quinn.
I would like to thank you for awarding me the Jerry Rabinowitz Memorial Scholarship. I admire Dr. Rabinowitz's immense sacrifice and love for others. I hope to exemplify the same courage, selflessness and kindness. Next year I plan to attend the University of Delaware's honors program, majoring in biology. I want to be a pediatrician. Doctor Rabinowitz's story is one I will never forget and hold dear to my heart in my pursuit of becoming a physician. This award means a lot to me. Thank you. 
Grace Quinn

I want to update you on the status of the Jerry Rabinowitz Memorial Scholarship Fund.  I will send out two emails every year.  The first email will be in February and will provide an update and will ask you for a donation.  The second email will be in June or July and will inform you of the current status, the name of the awardee and a copy of the Thank You letter.

The Fund has a current balance of $9,490 including the $365 contributed after our reunion.  On behalf of the Rabinowitz family, THANK YOU, EVERYONE, FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!  The current balance will fund 19 years of scholarships in the amount of $500 in Jerry's memory.  Additional contributions will be used to either increase the number of years of the scholarship and/or increase the amount of the scholarship as determined by the Steering Committee of Laurie Feldman, Jake Rabinowitz (one of Jerry's nephews) and yours truly.  A $500 scholarship will be awarded this year. 

Will a scholarship be awarded this year?  I don't know.  The decision will be made by high school staff.

The Jerry Rabinowitz Memorial Scholarship Fund account is under the umbrella of the Jonathan Dayton PTSO, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  If you would like to make a contribution this year, your check should be made payable to the Jonathan Dayton PTSO (139 Mountain Ave., Springfield NJ 07081) and in the memo line write "Rabinowitz Scholarship Fund."  Check with your tax professional to confirm that you can contribute from a family charitable foundation or as a qualified charitable deduction from an IRA.  For those of you working for companies that match your gift, your donation to this 501(c)(3) should qualify for a match.

Thank you and stay safe,