The Foundation works with The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children based in the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ to provide tuition support to children in need with the opportunity to receive a high-quality, values-based education in a nurturing and safe environment.
Since 2010, the O’Toole Family Foundation has provided grants for partial-tuition scholarships for economically disadvantaged children attending private and parochial schools within Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union counties in New Jersey. More than 100 grants have been given since the inception of the Foundation’s partnership with the Scholarship Fund.
Building on its work with The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children, The Foundation established a Promise Scholarship program at Villanova University in 2013. Every year, the O’Toole Family Presidential Scholarship identifies two academically successful students in their junior year of high school who are receiving support from the Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children and attending an Archdiocese of Newark parochial high school. The Scholarship enables students to continue their education at Villanova University, providing full coverage of tuition, room and board, books, supplies, and other incidentals. A unique aspect of the program is its “Promise Scholarship,” in which Villanova provides a range of support services to O’Toole Family Presidential Scholars while they are still in high school to prepare them for the rigors of attending Villanova as members of its Honors Program. From its inception through the end of the 2021 academic year, Villanova has awarded 20 O’Toole Presidential Scholarships. The Founation’s grant to Villanova’s endowment is designed to fund the Presidential Scholarship program in perpetuity.
In 2002, The Foundation endowed the William and Helen O’Toole Dean’s Chair at the Villanova School of Business in honor of Terry’s parents.
The endowment supports the Villanova School of Business’ aim to continue building academic and faculty excellence.
In 2008, The Foundation provided a grant for new business school campus facilities and established an endowment for the O’Toole Family Faculty Fund.
The endowment enables Stanford University to continue to recruit and retain the finest professors in the world, enabling the university to continue its rich history of providing academic excellence to its students. In 2016, The Foundation also contributed funds to the New Student Resident Fund, supporting a new residence hall to be built in honor of Professor Jack McDonald, with whom Terry taught as a visiting lecturer at Stanford University Graduate School of Business for more than 25 years.
The Foundation supports the Pingry School, a K-12 institution located in New Jersey. Terry served as a Trustee from 2005-2011, and Maggie became a Trustee in 2017. The Foundation provided grants for Pingry’s capital campaigns in 1998, 2001, and 2012.
Founded in 1993, The O’Toole Family Foundation is a national non-profit organization co-chaired by Terry and Polly O’Toole. Grants are made to non-profit organizations focusing on education, health, hunger and food scarcity, and building better communities through the arts, athletics, and media. Since its inception, the Foundation and its affiliates have made more than $25 million in grants to more than 200 non-profit organizations.
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