“On behalf of the YMCA Union County, we would like to thank you and your volunteer staff for hosting a Cookies & Cocoa Party for the children in our residential programs on January 14, 2017. The families had a wonderful time at the event. The Build-A-Bears made the day extra special for all the children. Thank you for thinking of the families we serve.”
“On behalf of our womens shelter, we deeply appreciate the William J. Dowdy Foundation participating in our Adopt-A-Room Program. Through your efforts, you have made Room #7 warmer and more welcoming to a woman as she flees domestic violence. Please know that your act of kindness will bring comfort to a survivor staying in our emergency shelter as she begins the healing process.”
“I want to thank the William J. Dowdy Foundation for awarding me the $1,000.00 Maldine C. Dowdy Scholarship Award. Knowing that there are people who have a sincere interest in the education of young students in the greater Newark area is really gratifying. Because the William J. Dowdy Foundation is helping me achieve my goals, I will ensure that I will do the same for other students in my neighborhood.”
Dartmouth College Class of 2019
To date, the William J. Dowdy Foundation has raised over $125,000 towards college scholarships and community programs. Here are some of the schools attended by our past scholarship winners:
College of New Jersey
New York University
Penn State University
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Seton Hall University
University of Pennsylvania
We know with your help we can do a lot more to assist the needs of these children and others in the greater Newark area.
Each year, the foundation holds several activities to support our children. Our largest fundraiser, the William J. Dowdy Foundation Charity Golf Outing, hosts over 100 golfers annually for a day of fabulous golf play alongside networking with friends, colleagues and business associates. We also hold our annual Easter Egg Hunt in the spring and numerous other events during the year for the purpose of raising awareness of the foundation as well as funds.