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    Scholarship

    A scholarship is being set up in Tommy Foley's memory. As I get more information, I'll post it.

    There will be a St. Patrick's Day celebration at Calico Jack's in NYC with 10% of the proceeds going to the Tommy Foley Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information on this event - visit the message board at the Rescue 3 site or click on the link below.

    Happy St Patrick's Day

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    If you have any information, please add it. Thanks
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    Here's the information on the scholarship.


    To all those interested in the St. Patty's Day benefit for the scholarship fund for Tommy Foley.

    If you wish to make a donation, make all checks out to the "Tommy Foley Scholarship Fund" and

    mail to:

    Mark Fenton
    Salomon Smith Barney
    388 Greenwich St. 29th Floor
    New York, NY 10013


    The scholarship will be for something connected with football since Tom was a member of the FDNY Football team
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    Benefit Cruise for Scholarship Fund - May 23

    Thursday, May 23rd

    Celtic Cross, Turtle Bay & Matchmakers

    Cruise on the Hudson to benefit the:

    Thomas J. Foley Memorial Scholarship Fund
    The Michael J. Armstrong Memorial Scholarship Fund
    & the Ray Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund

    $50 ticket
    Includes: Beer, Wine & Soda entertainment by Celtic Cross & DJ


    7pm Sharp
    aboard The Paddle Wheel Queen
    E. 23rd. Street & FDR Drive


    More info:
    Cruise Info

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    Updated information on the Scholarship Fund

    After receiving a thank you note, I inquired to get up-to-date information on the Scholarship. Here's is the most current information.


    Mark Fenton and Tom Foley's family have established a fund in his name at the Community Foundation of Orange County. All future donations should be directed to the Foundation at the following address.

    Community Foundation of Orange County
    23 White Oak Drive
    Chester, New York 10918
    845-469-4469
    845-469-3806 fax

    Checks should be made payable to
    CFOC/FF Thomas Foley Memorial Scholarship Fund.

    Thank you for supporting this fund that will go a long way toward leaving a lasting legacy in Thomas Foley's name.

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    Event

    FYI

    While not a fund raiser or any type of "official event" this weekend there will be a rodeo in the Bronx that will be dedicated to Tommy.

    Ceremony Saturday at 4 pm.

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    Information found on Rescue 3 site, in the guestbook. I'm posting it here for our members and guests. I hope the original poster doesn't mind!

    If anyone is in the South Florida area we are planning a Fundraiser in memory of Tommy. All the proceeds will go towards the Thomas J. Foley Memorial Scholarship Fund.

    It will take place on Friday Oct.4, 2002 from 9pm till 2am at Round Up a Country Club located in Davie FL on the SW corner of 595 and Pine Island Road.

    Should be a good time, plenty of great music, Firefighters, and drinks specials all night.

    Special guest appearence from the South Florida Male, and Female Firefighter Models

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    Sept. 11 victim to get honors

    Sept. 11 victim to get honors

    By BLAIR CRADDOCK
    THE JOURNAL NEWS
    (Original publication: September 21, 2002)

    New York City firefighter and onetime Clarkstown South football player Tom Foley will be remembered Sept. 29 at a fund-raiser for a scholarship in his honor.

    Next month, another fund-raiser will help build a riding arena to be named for Foley, who rode in rodeos in his spare time.

    "He did such a lot in 32 years," Carmen Zambardino, chairwoman of the Thomas J. Foley Memorial Scholarship Fund, said of Foley, a New York City firefighter from West Nyack who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

    Zambardino said she had known Foley since both were teenagers. Around 1990, she was at her job one day when Foley stopped by to see a friend who was one of her co-workers. He looked so happy she had to ask him about it, she said.

    Foley's application to join the New York City Fire Department had just been approved, and he was thrilled.

    "All he kept saying was, 'Best job in the world!' " Zambardino recalled.

    Over the years, Zambardino's family and Foley stayed in touch. Zambardino's husband and Foley worked out at the same gym.

    "He loved his job," Zambardino said. Foley was decorated by the FDNY for his role in Squad 41's dramatic 1999 rescue of two construction workers trapped 12 stories up when scaffolding collapsed.

    The next year, Foley moved to the FDNY's specialized Rescue Company 3. He was one of seven firefighters from that unit who lost their lives at the World Trade Center.

    After his death, Foley's family and his friends from the South Clarkstown Viking Touchdown Club established a scholarship in his memory, to be given each year to a graduating football player from Clarkstown South.

    The scholarship is awarded on the basis of character, Zambardino said. It's meant for a student athlete who is "a hard worker who puts his best foot forward."

    The first $2,500 scholarship was awarded in December, to senior Gerard Fraino, now a student at St. Thomas Aquinas College.

    To help continue the scholarship, a fund-raiser will be held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the Sopwith Camel Pub on Route 304 in Bardonia. Admission is $10. The event will feature a disc jockey, door prizes, raffles and a buffet.

    Another memorial event in Foley's honor will help raise funds for a community policing project in Clarkstown.

    The Children of Promise Stable Barn is a year-old program of the Clarkstown Police Department, working with St. Agatha Home in Nanuet. St. Agatha's serves about 140 children and teens who have been removed from abusive or neglectful homes by Family Court judges in New York City.

    Teens in the program learn responsibility and self-confidence by working at the stable, said COPS Barn Coordinator Donna Rose. COPS Barn also sponsors a therapeutic riding program for disabled adults and children.

    Foley, a rodeo rider in his spare time, had spoken to Clarkstown police Detective Sgt. Tim O'Neill about volunteering with the program.

    O'Neill met Foley at a dinner last year, honoring the firefighter for his role in the scaffolding rescue. When the police sergeant learned that Foley was a rodeo rider, he told him about the COPS Barn project. "He was immediately interested," O'Neill said. "But unfortunately, 9/11 cut that short."

    Now, Clarkstown police and St. Agatha Home plan to honor Foley by naming a planned indoor riding arena after him.

    As a fund-raiser for the project, O'Neill plans a ride

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    I wanted to make sure that we had current and correct information on this scholarship fund, so I contacted The Community Foundation of Orange County. The following is the information they provided me with. I have their permission to post this. Again, this is from:

    Community Foundation of Orange County

    CFOC/Firefighter Thomas J. Foley Memorial Scholarship

    Deadline for receipt of the application for consideration for the CFOC/Firefighter Thomas J. Foley Memorial Scholarship is May 1st

    Scholarship Programs Offered
    College Scholarships for students enrolling in an accredited two- or four- year college or university within the continental United States.

    Who is Eligible?
    To be eligible, you must be the dependent child of an active or retired Firefighter or Fire Officer of the City of New York Fire Department (FDNY). Your parent or legal guardian must have a minimum of one full year of service at the time of application.

    You must be a high school graduate who plans to enter college in the Fall.

    How to Apply?
    1. All applicants must complete and submit the CFOC/FF Thomas J. Foley Memorial Scholarship application form.
    2. Provide a facsimile copy of your parents' official FDNY Identification card.
    3. Submit a copy of the admissions acceptance letter from the College or University that you plan to attend, including your expected start date.
    4. Complete a two page typed essay, that includes your biography, ambitions and your interpretation of the terms "Hero and Heroism"

    Applications will be considered officially submitted upon receipt of the above referenced items (accurately completed) by the Committee, on or before May 1st of the year the award is requested.

    To request an application form please send a stamped addressed envelope to:
    CFOC/FF Thomas J. Foley Memorial Scholarship Fund
    C/O 19 Ridge Road
    Warren, NJ 07059

    How Are Recipients Determined?
    Recipients of the CFOC/FF Thomas J. Foley Memorial Scholarship will be determined by the scholarship committee. The committee is comprised of Thomas J. Foley's family and friends. Their relationship with Thomas J. Foley qualifies them to evaluate applicants based upon the submitted information and determine the Scholarship recipient who best exemplifies the values and qualities demonstrated by Thomas J. Foley during his life.

    How Many Scholarships Will Be Awarded?
    The scholarship committee reserves the right to determine the number of scholarships to be awarded in a given year. However, it is anticipated that a minimum of one new scholarship will be awarded each calendar year, along with the renewal of previously awarded scholarships.

    What is the Scholarship Amount?
    A Scholarship award will consist of a cumulative maximum amount of $8,000, which can be applied to offset the cost of tuition or books. The annual base grant of $2,000 (payable in two $1,000 increments) is awarded to recipients selected by the committee and is renewable at the end of each semester.

    Payment will be made directly to the college or university that you attend.

    How Is The Scholarship Renewed?
    Following the completion of each semester at the college or university that you attend, award recipients must submit a copy of their transcript to the committee to show satisfactory academic progress. It is mandatory that your transcript is mailed at the end of each semester so that future awards can be paid.

    The Scholarship Committee
    CFOC/FF Thomas J. Foley Memorial Scholarship
    C/O 19 Ridge Rd
    Warren, NJ 07059

    Transfers
    Transfers are permitted for college students only at the beginning of the academic year. The scholarship recipient must notify the scholarship committee of their intention to transfer and provide evidence of satisfactory academic progress at his/her current institution as well as evidence of admittance to the institution in which the student plans to enroll.

    Interruption of Study
    A scholarship recipient may request that the scholarship be temporarily suspended if full-time study is interrupted. Requests must be submitted to the scholarship committee in writing and are renewable upon re-admission at the discretion of the committee.


    SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:

    FIREFIGHTER THOMAS J. FOLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


    The Firefighter Thomas J. Foley Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2001, as a tribute to an American hero who made the ultimate sacrifice while saving tens of thousands of lives during the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

    The program is intended to provide a lasting legacy to the life of Firefighter Thomas J. Foley by assisting the children of fellow brother FDNY firefighters in meeting the expenses of post-secondary educational costs.

    Firefighter Tommy Foley was a decorated eleven-year veteran of the FDNY. Tommy spent his first nine years with Squad Company 41 and the remainder of his career with Rescue Company 3. Tommy loved the Fire Department and all that it stands for and he treasured the relationships he shared with his brothers.

    Aside from the Fire Department, Tommy enjoyed all that life had to offer. He was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and skydiving. Tommy was an accomplished hunter and was recognized in hunting magazines for his trophy deer. He continued his football career after college, playing for the FDNY

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