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Congratulations to Jessica Balcom and Robert Squillante – 2021 recipients of David Louis Cunha Foundation Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to Smithfield High School graduating seniors who have excelled in community service and embody the generous heart and character that defined David. Winners are chosen by a panel of some of David’s former teachers from the high school and middle school. Jessica and Robert each received $1,000.00 to put towards their first year of college. Congratulations once again. And we would like to take this opportunity to recognize and offer our heartfelt thanks to our dear friend Luigia Solda, Librarian & Media Specialist at Smithfield High School. Luigia was a teacher & good friend of David’s throughout his four years at Smithfield High, and was so very instrumental in the creation of the David Louis Cunha Foundation Scholarship. Each year Luigia sees the scholarship process through from the very beginning to the very end. A lot of time & work ! Thank you, Luigia….for your caring, kindness, and friendship. And as always, THANK YOU ALL for your wonderful support.
With the beginning of 2021, we hope and pray the New Year will bring better times for us all.
As you know, due to unprecedented health and financial hardships and restrictions brought on by the Covid19 crisis, the David Louis Cunha Foundation was forced to cancel its annual fundraiser in 2020. But because of your most generous and kindhearted support over the last five years, David’s Foundation was able to donate over $12,000.00 in 2020 to children in need and their families. Since its inception in 2015, the David Louis Cunha Foundation has been privileged to provide over $84,800.00 in donations to Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts children. And most certainly…we have only been able to do so because of YOU. YOU make all possible.
As we look ahead in 2021, David’s Foundation will persevere in its mission to serve children with terminal and life threatening medical conditions…and children who are in need of some compassion and a helping hand in their daily lives. Please do not forget us. We are still here. Please let us know if you should know of a child who you believe David’s Foundation could help.
Thank you all so very much for your kindness and support.