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Pennswood Village Residents Give Back to Employees with Employee Scholarship Fund

Posted on August 7, 2017 in Community Feature

Pennswood CEO Ben Hoyle making his remarks during the Employee Scholarship Luncheon.

As a Quaker Continuing Care Retirement Community, Pennswood Village often celebrates stewardship, generosity, and giving back. The Employee Scholarship Fund is just one example of this culture in practice.

Every year, Pennswood Village residents contribute donations to the Employee Scholarship Fund, a fund dedicated to investing in the education of current Pennswood employees.

“The scholarship means that I am supported by the community,” says Nicole Folston, scholarship recipient and fitness trainer at Pennswood. “The support and encouragement I have received from the residents and my peers has been the most valuable to me through my back to school process.”

Donating to this fund is a special way for residents to thank employees for their hard work and to invest in their futures. Currently, the Scholarship Fund has benefitted almost 100 employees, with over half a million dollars donated.

“Pennswood is justly proud of its many employees who contribute to the care and spirit of the village. Our support of the Employee Scholarship Program, enabling many to add to their skills and talents through additional training, is a special way of expressing appreciation,” said Kay & Ev Pinneo, Pennswood Village residents.

To celebrate this year’s ten scholarship recipients, the community held a special presentation and reception on July 20th to recognize and honor them for their hard work at Pennswood and in their education. The fund was established in 2000, however, this is the first year Pennswood Village has hosted a special recognition reception in honor of the recipients.

The event allowed the scholarship recipients to be recognized among the community for their exceptional work and to give those recipients an opportunity to thank the residents who contributed to the fund.

Presentation remarks were made by resident Nancy Morrill, Clerk of the Pennswood Village Stewardship Committee; Benjamin Hoyle, CEO; Nicole Folston, Fitness Trainer; and Susan Abtouche, Director of Development.

“The Pennswood Scholarship Program is allowing me to obtain the education I need to advance my career,” says recipient Melissa Spadaccino, who has worked at Pennswood Village for 12 years. “This is a benefit that makes Pennswood a very special place to work. I am grateful to all the donors who have made this possible.”

This unique program truly shows the values of the Pennswood Village community. For more information about Pennswood Village, please give us a call at 866-740-4977, or visit our online contact form here.