Over $100,000 in giving!

In the fall of 2004 the Michael E. McCarthy Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of Michael “Mike” McCarthy who died in an accident that September. Due to the continuing support of this community, we have been very successful in our efforts to help students and families through both our academic scholarships and our Youth Sports Grant Program.

Since June of 2005, selected seniors at Middletown High School, Michael’s alma mater and Tiverton High School, where Michael was a special educator at the time of his death, have received a total of $66,000.00 in college scholarships.

In 2011 a scholarship was established at Stonehill College, where Michael was a 1999 graduate. Selected senior students there who experience financial need have received a total of $19,000.00.

To honor Michael’s love of children and sports, our Youth Sports Grant Program was established in 2014. Grants are awarded quarterly to deserving families who reside in Newport County to assist them in providing activities that promote an active life style for their children. To date, the fund has provided $19,500.00 for children in this community, making it possible for them to participate in wide variety of programs.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Michael E. McCarthy Scholarship Fund, it is my privilege to announce that as of this year we have surpassed $100,000.00 in giving. Without community support this would not have been possible. Thank You! Michael would be proud.

Janet Kelly McCarthy


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