$35,000 Matching Grant to Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington

Posted on July 12, 2019

CWNF has awarded a grant of $35,000 to Penn State Abington as part of the Newcombe Scholarships for Mature Students program, for which the school will also provide 1:1 matching funds…

Temple University

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Posted on October 1, 2016

Renee Kirby, Temple University’s Associate Director of Disability Resources and Services, is honored in this article about her work at Temple with students with disabilities. She was recently inducted into the Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame for “making a significant difference in the lives of youths and adults with disabilities through mentoring.”…

Foundation Announces Next Executive Director

Gianna Durso-Finley

Posted on September 15, 2016

The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have announced that Dr. Gianna Durso-Finley has been selected from among 130 applicants to serve as the Foundation’s next Executive Director, effective December 14…

Gallaudet University

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Posted on September 1, 2016

In 2013, Gallaudet University’s Alumni Association answered the challenge from the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation to match a pledge of $100,000 distributed over five years. This unique partnership between the Foundation and alumni in creating this endowed fund will benefit students at Gallaudet for years to come. …

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

A student using a wheelchair and teacher at Edinboro College

Posted on July 1, 2016

Edinboro University has been celebrated by the OnlineSchoolsCenter.com, a virtual publication, for providing accommodations for students with disabilities who are enrolled in online courses. An article titled “Navigating an Online Education for Students with Disabilities” highlights the benefits and appeals of pursuing a college education online for students with a disability at Edinboro University.…

Rider University

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Posted on May 1, 2016

The impact of the Newcombe Scholarship program at Rider University and the story of Charlotte W. Newcombe is the focus of a feature article in the Spring 2016 edition of Rider Magazine. Featuring a story of individual courage and determination, Rider’s article demonstrates the significance of recognizing and acknowledging the efforts of non-traditional students.…

New Jersey City University

A woman graduating from New Jersey City University

Posted on May 1, 2016

Exemplifying the challenges faced by many Mature Students, Newcombe Scholar Shalonda McCall graduated from NJCU with a flourish. Her accomplishment was highlighted in an article in The Jersey Journal that shared her story and captured her joy.…

Foundation Announces Executive Director Search

Tom Wilfrid

Posted on April 15, 2016

After nine years at the Newcombe Foundation, Executive Director Tom Wilfrid and Program Officer Diane Wilfrid have announced their plans to retire at the end of 2016. The Trustees hope to appoint a new Executive Director to join the staff on or about November 1.…

Misericordia University

An article from a magazine

Posted on January 1, 2016

Although the focus of this article that appeared in Misericordia Today is not a Newcombe Scholar (she is too young to qualify), Asia found her strength and access to higher education through the Women with Children program at the University, a program that receives scholarship support through the Newcombe Foundation. Her remarkable story exemplifies the difficulties of being a single mother, her struggle to provide for her family, and her courage. Her involvement in advocating for nutritional assistance for people of low income took her to Washington, DC.…

Casey Medal awarded to Tom and Diane Wilfrid

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Posted on March 31, 2015

For their work for the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, Executive Director Tom Wilfrid and Program Officer Diane Wilfrid were selected by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) for its 2015 Robert P. Casey Medal for Commitment…

Remembering Janet Fearon

Janet Fearon

Posted on January 15, 2014

The Trustees and staff of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation are deeply grateful for the life and work of founding Executive Director Janet Adams Fearon…

Foundation Receives Award for Service to Students with Disabilities

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Posted on April 30, 2011

The United Spinal Association and Temple University’s Disability Resources and Services honored the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation with the 2011 Visionary Award at a dinner reception during the National Disability Leadership and Policy Summit at Temple University. Rev. Aaron Gast,…

Foundation Receives Award for Distinguished Service to Education

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Posted on July 1, 2010

The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation are pleased to announce that the Foundation has received the 2010 James L. Fisher Award for Distinguished Service to Education from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). According…

Foundation Recognized as 2009 Outstanding Foundation of the Year

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Posted on January 1, 2010

At the 24th annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon in Philadelphia last November 19, the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) honored the Princeton-based Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation as the “Outstanding Foundation of the Year.” The…