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Michael T. McCormick, Jr. Foundation to Hold Final Fundraising Event Tuesday


WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Michael T. McCormick, Jr. Foundation will hold its final fundraising event on June 13 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange at 6 p.m. to honor McCormick’s memory and distribute scholarships to students from Seton Hall Prep and West Orange High School.

McCormick attended Redwood Elementary School, Edison Middle School, and Seton Hall Prep. After graduating in 2008, McCormick attended Penn State University, where his academic and athletic talents continued to flourish.

On August 2, 2009, McCormick and his friend Vincent Simone died in an automobile crash on Eagle Rock Avenue. Following his death, his parents Karen and Mike, his sister Meaghan, family and friends established the Michael T. McCormick, Jr. Foundation.

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Over the past seven years the Foundation has distributed more than $150,000 to qualifying students.

“Over the years, Michael’s foundation has given scholarships to students who went on to do great things, not only in their school communities but outside as well,” said Karen McCormick. “We have given scholarships to young men at Seton Hall Prep who give back to their faith community. We have given scholarships to West Orange High School seniors on their way to higher education who, to this day, remain loyal to our foundation and help out whenever and wherever we need help.  This is who we are.”

Leading up to the family’s last big fundraiser, the foundation thanked family, friends, community and extended community for their support, generosity and love over the past seven years.

This year’s event will feature a Tricky Tray, Silent Auction, a 50/50 Raffle and Door Prizes. Entertainment will be provided. Tickets are $80 and walk-ins are welcome. Purchase tickets at For additional questions, email

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