Annual Scholarship Reception

The Susan Fund annual awards reception took place on Sunday, June 25th at the Easton Library. Long-time Board member, Ed Grossman, noted, “In this current time of stress and unhappiness, it is always a pleasure to attend an event that is both stress-free and happy for all of the attendees. The rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the students and their guests. Our recipients are sure to make for a better world.”

Susan Fund Chair, Ann Lloyd, welcomed attendees and recalled that, when The Susan Fund began, it awarded $ 3,000 dollars to six recipients. This year, the Fund awarded scholarships totaling $62,500 to 22 recipients from fourteen communities in Fairfield County.

David Lloyd, Susan’s brother, shared some precious memories of his sister. “Susan dealt with her diagnosis with grit and grace. She lived those last months of her life beautifully and bravely. Susan motivates and inspires me every day. My mom is the engine of The Susan Fund. She took the worst thing that can happen in life and channeled her heartache and uncommon strength into creating The Fund. It is a tribute to her and to my sister.”

This year’s speaker was four-time Susan Fund Learn more

Joe Caruso

In December, Joe will graduate with a Master’s degree in Finance. He currently works in the financial planning/analysis department for NewsCorp in Wilton. This summer he was able to travel to Cancun. Joe’s ultimate career goal is to become a Financial Analyst and live in the Norwalk or Stamford area. He continues to volunteer for The Jimmy Fund. This is Joe’s fifth Susan Fund scholarship. Learn more