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~ 22nd Annual TRIVIA TEAM CHALLENGE ~
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - -
Americal Civic Center,
467 Main Street, Wakefield
Local trivia fans and supporters of TSF are invited to participate in the 22nd Annual Trivia Team Challenge. It's fun, it's different, it's challenging, it's exciting - AND all the proceeds from the event go directly to TSF of Wakefield to be given as scholarships in June. Oh, and did we mention it's the hottest competition in town?
Teams consist of four players who can be sponsored by a business, community or school organization or simply groups of friends and family can get together to form a team. All teams are quizzed at the same time. Team members consult among themselves to arrive at a consensus answer for the team.
Trophies will be awarded to the top six teams. A Rookie of the Year Trophy will also be presented to the highest-scoring first-time entry. Categories will include: literature, entertainment, movies, music, sports, geography, TV, history and odds & ends.
The team entry fee is a $l20 tax-deductible donation payable to TSF of Wakefield, Inc. Admission is free and light refreshments and coffee will be provided. Spectators are encouraged to attend! A cash bar (beer and wine) will be available during the event and an exciting raffle will be held.
Not a team player? Cheerleaders & spectators are always welcome! Click here to learn more and download an entry form.
~ TSF of Wakefield 34th Annual Phonathon ~
The Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield will be calling your number on March 22nd
Local high school students will be manning the telephones during the 34th annual TSF of Wakefield Phonathon on Saturday, March 22nd. Student volunteers will be calling Wakefield residents between 12 noon and 4 p.m.
The annual Phonathon helps raise funds for scholarships awarded to Wakefield college students. Each donation, regardless of the dollar amount, goes a long way in making a difference in the life of at least one local student in need of scholarship assistance. Last year’s volunteers helped raise $49,000!
Everyone who receives a call on March 22nd is encouraged to make a tax-deductible donation to TSF, whether it is to the general fund, or to a specific permanent or accumulating fund. After the pledge is made, the donor will receive a confirmation by mail. Donations can be applied to an existing permanent or accumulating scholarship by noting the name of the fund on the check. Any local residents who are not at home when the call is made can send their donation to TSF of Wakefield Phonathon, PO Box 321, Wakefield, MA 01880. See elsewhere on this page for a link to our online payment system.
~ Scholarship Applications ~
Scholarship applications for the 2014-2015 Academic year are now available
Click here to learn more and download the application forms.
Please note that applications received after the due date (March 31) will be held aside and considered in a first come/first served basis using any money left over once we consider applications received on time. Applications received after July 1 will not be considered.
Thinking about starting a Scholarship Fund? Scholarship Funds can be established for any reason. What better way to honor a family member, teacher, coach, or mentor whether living or deceased? Better yet, establish a Fund in your own name and start your own legacy! Funds can also be established in the name of a business or organization. Scholarship Funds are truly the gift that keeps on giving. Endowed Funds (meaning that they have reached a minimum balance of $7,500) will continue to provide scholarships into perpetuity. Each year, we pass along the story of your Fund in the form of biographical information to the Scholarship recipient. There is no better feeling in the world than to read a thank you note from a grateful college student.
To start a Fund, $750 is required with the promise of future yearly donations of at least $750 for the following ten years. If you are not ready to commit to a Fund yet but still want to help a student directly, we offer a One-time Scholarship for a minimum donation of $300. With a One-time Scholarship a Scholarship in the name of you, your honoree, business or organization will be made the following June to a deserving student. Your entire donation is disbursed. For more information and to request an application, please click here.
To see a list of our funds, click here.