PFK Scholarship Funds PFK Scholarship Endowment Fund During FY’2014‐15, the PFK Scholarship Endowment Fund raised $11,259.64 compared to last year of $9,868. Invested at Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) where contributions and investments help it grow annually with an initial goal of raising $1,000,000 in ten years, this endowment fund grew from $295,355.13 (7/1/14) to $305,013.44 (6/30/15). PFK Direct Scholarship Fund The PFK Direct Scholarship Fund raised scholarship dollars for the graduating Class of 2015 in many different ways—among them the School Site Council sold raffle tickets for a hand‐made picnic table, sponsored a Yankee Candle fundraiser, Movie Night and the Central Catholic play night, and High School Fair table registration fees and miscellaneous donations all earned $25,496.47. The Frank Eccles Scholarship Fund (student contributions on sports jersey days/jeans days) raised $9,286.50 and holiday donations added another $6,375. This year’s “Meet Our Scholars…Who Reach for the Stars” annual fundraiser brought in $45,485.86. This event, held under the tent at The Stevens Estate in North Andover and co‐chaired by LFDEF, Inc. board members, Marisol Hilario and Kretcha Roldan, drew over 150+ guests to a festive event on a perfect May evening. The event sought sponsors to help underwrite the cost of the evening and create broader awareness in the business community. Conlon Products, Shaheen Brothers, Holloway Automotive and Highland Street Foundation and a number of small local businesses and friends helped make event sponsorship a success. Students from the Class of 2015 were on hand to greet guests, as student speakers shared their stories of academic success and perseverance. This preceded bidding on more than 50 silent and live auction items. New scholarships were also created by individual donors who contributed significantly large gifts totaling $83,000. This year’s very successful Class of 2015 earned approximately $2.2 million (four year totals) of financial aid and scholarships. My journey through LFDCS has taken me from Kindergarten to eighth grade along with words of encouragement from family, friends and teachers to excel. All of us at LFDCS have had exceptional teachers and opportunities to many programs. The goal at LFDCS is to excel at everything— from championship basketball teams to high honors. My Placement Counselor helped me explore my options for high school. I know the choice I made will help prepare me for the future and a life worth living. Alexander is a graduate from the LFDCS Class of 2015 and awarded a full, 4-year scholarship to Phillips Exeter Academy. LFDEF, INC FY’2014‐2015 ANNUAL REPORT PAGE 10

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