DP Donation Establishes Arlene Patti Memorial Youth Scholarship
Last Tuesday, October 4th was a bittersweet day. Just under five months after my wife Arlene’s passing, my kids and I officially made a donation of $25,000 to Saint Martin’s to establish the “J. Arlene Patti Memorial Youth Scholarship”.
We then presented a scholarship award to the first recipient, Leyna Aka, a very deserving student working her way through school at Saint Martin of Tours School in Gaithersburg, MD.
My thanks to friends and family for making contributions to the scholarship fund, which totaled $7578 online and a yet-to-be-disclosed amount through traditional channels (money goes directly to school, so I don’t know the total).
Because of your donations, the combined funds raised should make this a scholarship that lasts for decades. So, thank you for making this an enduring scholarship!