TSG and West Orange Education Foundation Hosting 2019 Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser Raffle
By Donald Shauger
October 8, 2019
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
As many of you know, Lisa and I established the Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship with the West Orange Education Foundation in 2014 in memory of one of our dear friends, former West Orange police officer Timothy Groves. Officer Groves passed away in 2013 after fighting a valiant battle with cancer. Officer Groves was a pillar of the community, not only dedicated to his duties as a West Orange police officer, but also committed to helping the West Orange community, especially its youth. Given Officer Groves’s lifelong dedication to West Orange, it was fitting to keep his memory alive through a scholarship that benefits students who are hardworking, community-minded, and service-minded—just like he was.
For the second year in a row, we are doing something special for the end-of-year holidays in order to raise money for the Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship. Together with the West Orange Education Foundation (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity), we are hosting the second annual raffle to aid the scholarship, with 100% of the raffle ticket proceeds directly benefiting the Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship.
Raffle tickets are just $20 apiece, with many great prizes available:
- 2 Broadway tickets to Dear Evan Hansen
- 2 Platinum Lounge tickets to Celine Dion’s Courage World Tour in concert (with VIP parking and all-inclusive food + nonalcoholic drinks)
- 2 Lower-Level tickets to NJ Devils vs. NY Islanders (with parking pass)
- 2 Lower-Level tickets to NJ Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers (with parking pass)
- 2 Lower-Level tickets to NJ Devils vs. Washington Capitals (with parking pass)
- 2 Lower-Level tickets to NJ Devils vs. Boston Bruins (with parking pass)
I truly hope that we can count on your generosity and support to help us raise funds for the scholarship. Since its inception in 2014, the scholarship has touched many lives, having provided need-based financial scholarships to 35 students to date.
To be entered in the raffle, please contact Lisa Elam at The Shauger Group (973-676-2100 or [email protected]). Raffle tickets will be issued to those who enter the raffle, and raffle winners will be drawn and announced at 12pm on Friday, December 20, 2019, at West Orange’s Our Lady of Lourdes R. C. Church. See the attached flyer (above) for additional details.
Please let me know if we can depend on you to support this wonderful cause. If you have any questions about the fundraiser, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
If you do not wish to participate in raffle, but would like to make a donation to the Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship, please let us know. Donations can be made via check, payable to the West Orange Education Foundation (noting “Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship” in the memo), and mailed to Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship, c/o The Shauger Group, 429 Dodd Street, East Orange, NJ 07017.
To learn more about the history of the scholarship, you can click here to read an article about the scholarship, Officer Groves, and the most recent group of scholarship recipients in 2018.
Thank you very much.
PS: Since the raffle drawing will be held in December, don’t forget that the raffle prizes will make perfect gifts for the holidays!