East Hanover, NJ-  Seven hundred business people, friends and family, clergy and religious attended the Tri-County Scholarship Fund (TCSF) Annual Awards Dinner on October 28th, at the Hanover Marriott on October 28 where  $1.3 million was raised to provide partial scholarships for financially disadvantaged children in Passaic, Morris, and Sussex counties, enabling them to attend accredited  K-12 values-based schools. Tri-County Scholarship Fund recognized three honorees who believe in and support the TCSF mission at the dinner, which is the largest fundraiser for TCSF.

Eric Andersen, Co-President of Aon and a Madison resident, was honored with the Hall of Fame Award. 

“We were privileged to honor Eric for his work to help at-risk and inner-city children, and his commitment to provide these children with educational opportunity at better, safer schools,” said TCSF President, Prudence Pigott.

 Also honored at the TCSF 38th Annual Awards Dinner were Ray and Cathy Donovan and the Donovan family, with the Making A Difference Award;  and Douglas Kennedy, President and CEO of Peapack-Gladstone Bank who received with the Leadership Award.

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“We are thrilled that we raised more than $1.3 million toward scholarships, and had the opportunity to honor such accomplished individuals, who are revered in their industries and admired for their commitment to the community, and to our mission,” said Pigott.  

TCSF has provided more than $27 million for more than 32,000 scholarships to deserving K-12th grade children, since its inception in 1981 by Edward Hennessy, and the late Bishop Frank Rodimer, of Paterson, New Jersey.