Scholarship and Endowment Funds



Endowment Fund

The Mary's Shelter Endowment Fund was established in 2005 to ensure and secure the futures of pregnant and parenting young women who are actively trying to make positive changes in their lives. The housing and social services programs at Mary's Shelter lay the groundwork for future successes.

Your investment in the Endowment Fund will strengthen these programs and services, ensuring a brighter future for generations to come.

Purpose:
The purpose of the Mary's Shelter Endowment Fund is to secure the long term viability of Mary's Shelter. The goal is to provide a growing stream of revenue over time which will supplement annual fundraising activities.
  Contributions:
Contact Christine Folk, Executive Director at 610-603-8010

Fund Manager:
Fulton Financial Advisors

Accomplishments:
Mary's Shelter's housing and social service programs have been used as a model for establishing new maternity homes and its successful program has been replicated in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Texas, Alabama and Iowa. In addition, Mary's Shelter executive staff members been consulted on every aspect of establishing a Maternity Home from the grass roots beginning to program development to creating a development plan.


 
Scholarship Fund

In 2003, thanks to David & Claire Blaise, The Mary's Shelter Scholarship Fund was established through the Berks County Community Foundation. This is a Fund that anyone can contribute to and is dedicated to encouraging the young women to continue their education whether it is at a college or trade school.

For information on making contributions to the Scholarship Fund, please contact Christine Folk, Executive Director at 610-603-8010.

The Programs at Mary's Shelter have always had a strong educational component. Educational opportunities are offered on-site and with in the Berks County community. Some of our successes include:

  • In 2011, seven young women completed their CNA certification and are currently employed at area hospitals and retirement centers.
  • In 2008, two more former residents graduated from college with bachelor degrees.
  • In May of 2006, two former residents graduate from Alvernia University with four year degrees. These young women began their college studies while living at Mary's Shelter for two years. They were able to develop the skills necessary to handle the demands of maintaining their own apartment, school, work and parenting which enabled them to complete their education upon leaving our program.
  • From 2003 to 2005, the agency continued to experience the same high number of educational successes including several young women who graduated from Certified Nursing Assistance programs, Medical Technical Assistance programs, and secretarial programs. Several residents maintained part-time employment while continuing their education.
  • In 2002, ten young women completed their GED studies and four continued on to college.
  • In 2001, six clients were enrolled in high school - four graduated and two successfully progressed to the next grade.
 



Mary's Shelter
615 Kenhorst Blvd.
Reading, PA 19607
610-376-1973
office@marysshelter.org
Mary’s Shelter suppoprts families in the community and works to prevent homelessness through housing, education and social service programs. Cay Galgon Center
714 West Broad Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
610-867-9546
cgc@marysshelter.org



Endowment Fund

The Mary's Shelter Endowment Fund was established in 2005 to ensure and secure the futures of pregnant and parenting young women who are actively trying to make positive changes in their lives. The housing and social services programs at Mary's Shelter and Mary's Home lay the groundwork for future successes.

Your investment in the Endowment Fund will strengthen these programs and services, ensuring a brighter future for generations to come.

Purpose:
The purpose of the Mary's Shelter Endowment Fund is to secure the long term viability of Mary's Shelter. The goal is to provide a growing stream of revenue over time which will supplement annual fundraising activities.

Contributions:
Contact Christine Folk, Executive Director at 610-603-8010

Fund Manager:
Fulton Financial Advisors

Accomplishments:
Mary's Shelter's housing and social service programs have been used as a model for establishing new maternity homes and its successful program has been replicated in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Texas, Alabama and Iowa. In addition, Mary's Shelter executive staff members been consulted on every aspect of establishing a Maternity Home from the grass roots beginning to program development to creating a development plan.


 
Scholarship Fund

In 2003, thanks to David & Claire Blaise, The Mary's Shelter Scholarship Fund was established through the Berks County Community Foundation. This is a Fund that anyone can contribute to and is dedicated to encouraging the young women to continue their education whether it is at a college or trade school.

For information on making contributions to the Scholarship Fund, please contact Christine Folk, Executive Director at 610-603-8010.

The Programs at Mary's Shelter & Mary's Home have always had a strong educational component. Educational opportunities are offered on-site and with in the Berks County community. Some of our successes include:

  • In 2011, seven young women completed their CNA certification and are currently employed at area hospitals and retirement centers.
  • In 2008, two more former residents graduated from college with bachelor degrees.
  • In May of 2006, two former residents graduate from Alvernia University with four year degrees. These young women began their college studies while living at Mary's Shelter for two years. They were able to develop the skills necessary to handle the demands of maintaining their own apartment, school, work and parenting which enabled them to complete their education upon leaving our program.
  • From 2003 to 2005, the agency continued to experience the same high number of educational successes including several young women who graduated from Certified Nursing Assistance programs, Medical Technical Assistance programs, and secretarial programs. Several residents maintained part-time employment while continuing their education.
  • In 2002, ten young women completed their GED studies and four continued on to college.
  • In 2001, six clients were enrolled in high school - four graduated and two successfully progressed to the next grade.
 


Mary's Shelter
615 Kenhorst Blvd.
Reading, PA 19607
610-376-1973
office@marysshelter.org
 
Cay Galgon Center
714 West Broad Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
610-867-9546
cgc@marysshelter.org