The Tri-County Scholarship Fund is celebrating 30 years of helping some 27,000 students with more than $17 million to allow children in low income communities attend private school.
The Star-Ledger reports the group receives the majority of its funding from its annual dinner. Last year, organizers helped to raise $872,000; this year, the group hopes to reach the $1 million mark.
According to the Tri-County Scholarship Fund official website, the group was created in 1981 through the leadership of Edward L. Hennessy, Jr., retired CEO of Allied Signal and the Most Reverend Frank J. Rodimer.
The fund says scholarships are awarded annually to hundreds of students.