From around the world, to around the corner, the Benco Family Foundation serves communities.
In 2018 Courtney Capie (shown above, center) received a Head Start Alumni Scholarship sponsored by the Benco Family Foundation. Dietrich is a graduate of Greater Nanticoke Area High School and received a scholarship to attend Luzerne County Community College. Pictured are members of the Benco family: Meredith Wall, Benco Family Foundation Administrator and Rebecca Binder, Benco Family Foundation Executive Director.
“We donate roughly 3,000 toothbrushes to Head Start each year for the children, and every day they brush their teeth at during school. Benco Associates also donate pajamas and other essential supplies,” said Meredith Wall, Benco Family Foundation Administrator, explaining the progress and forward motion of the Foundation.
To ensure Head Start students continue their education beyond high school, The Benco Family Foundation annually gives an Alumni Scholarship to a former Luzerne County Head Start student. Students are selected and recognized by Head Start and receive a merit-based scholarship to help with college tuition.