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More Than $285,000 Raised For Ann's Choice Scholars Fund Rewarding Close To 200 Area Students

June 11, 2013

WARMINSTER, PA - With the school year finished, Ann's Choice held a graduation ceremony to honor 180 area high school students who work at the continuing care retirement community.  These students will benefit from the Ann's Choice Scholars' Fund, which provides money for their upcoming college or secondary school education.

During the ceremony, each student received a scholarship totaling $1,000; $500 per semester for four years of full-time undergraduate study. 

Funding for the scholarships is based upon voluntary donations made by residents and staff.  The scholarship funding is paid directly to the students' respective secondary education institution each semester. The money is raised through various fundraisers and individual contributions.  The scholarship funding is paid directly to the students' respective secondary education institution each semester. 

The Scholars' Fund recipients must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible to receive funding, including working at least 1,000 hours at Ann's Choice over a consecutive two-year period, amassing a proven exemplary work record and plans to attend college or trade school on a full-time basis.

This year, 1,465 gifts from 982 donors benefitted the fund, which began in 2005.  A total of $2 million has been raised since the Scholars' Fund began 10 years ago  Scholarships were first handed out in 2005 where nine students first qualified.

Ann's Choice Executive Director Chris Donati said, "The Scholars' Fund is Ann's Choice's way of providing educational assistance for the bright, dedicated and hard-working students who are an essential part of our community.  I want to personally thank all of our residents who are helping to provide these young men and women with assistance that will potentially help them flourish.  Through these generous donations, the residents are helping shape the future of these students. 

"The generous residents who contribute to the fund year after year are not only doing a good deed, but they are investing in our future," said Susan Abtouche, Ann's Choice Director of Philanthropy.  "The Scholars' Fund program gives the hard-working student employees a wonderful opportunity to advance their education.  We appreciate the generosity of the residents who donate to this worthwhile cause, which enables the students to succeed and achieve at school."

The list of Ann's Choice Scholars and their hometowns are below.

About Ann's Choice:  Ann's Choice is one of 16 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. The scenic 103 acre campus is located in Warminster, Pennsylvania and is home to more than 2,000 residents. Ann's Choice is a greater Bucks County retirement destination offering an exciting alternative to typical retirement, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.

John Anastasia - Jamison

James Andrews - Warrington

Lauren Bauer - Warminster

Justine Belinsky - Warminster

Nathan Bennett - Hatboro

Alexander Calderwood - Hatboro

Ryan Cantwell - Warrington

John Capinas - Trevose

Dawn Cilingin - Holland

Daniel Dougherty - Warminster

Nathan Dzikowski - Churchville

Isana Fils-Aime - Morrisville

Adam Glendenning - Jamison

Luke Habib - Warrington

Bradley Harbaugh - Hatboro

Kaitlyn Hitchcock - Hatboro

Nathaniel Klepser - Warminster

Maria Klos - Southampton

Amanda Koch - Hatboro

Jessica Lang - Churchville

Julianne Marvel - Southampton

Shannon Mathers - Warrington

Alyssa McCusker - Jamison

Jason McGowen - Southampton

Sean McGrody - Churchville

Christopher Naiberk - Hatboro

William Orr - Churchville

Marisa Osimo - Warminster

Mairead Pfeil - Willow Grove

Patrick Rennie - Churchville

Gabriella Riccardo - Churchville

Christopher Rycharski - Warrington

Michael Schneider - Philadelphia

Katie Scullion - Warminster

Stacia Simons - Warrington

Jonathan Trost - Warrington

Allison Weierstall - Churchville

Brian Wilson - Warrington

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