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Annual Report 2008

In the first year the Bonazzi Foundation has actively pursued its mission to promote excellence in science teaching. Through scholarships to both high school and college students, both prospective and practicing teachers have been supported.

To support prospective teachers, in conjunction with Mercer County Community College, the foundation awarded a scholarship to second year biology student Olga Gervasoni. Mrs. Gervasoni wants to be an elementary science teacher. She has been involved in Mercer County College’s outreach program which brings science into local elementary schools.

The foundation also funded scholarships to two high school students, Modupe Sonaike and Gloria Appiah-Kubi, in their participation in the Liberty Science Center’s Partners in Science program. In this program, these students paired with scientists to focus on research in a particular area of interest.

In addition to awarding scholarships to prospective teachers, The Foundation also supported practicing teachers through scholarships for summer professional development. Scholarships were awarded to Mr. Michael Alpert, a teacher at Bonsall Elementary School in Camden. Mr. Terrence Brown, a teacher at Brick Township High School, and Mr. Michael Clark, a teacher at Willingboro High School, to attend the Pinelands Summer Teacher Institute. We also supported teachers Juan Coronado, Doreen Thornton, and Dennis Peterson in their participation in the Liberty Science Center’s Summer Institute.

100% of donor contributions supported the scholarship programs. Accounting services have been donated by Julian Wilner and Associates and the firm of Novak and Francella. Administrative expenses including government fees, award certificates, and small gifts for scholarship recipients were donated by Robert and Katherine Bonazzi.

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