SUSAN TERRY FOLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
From November 2017 through her passing in September 2019, Home Helpers provided comprehensive caregiving services for Terry Foley, in Souderton, Pa. Care began with hourly shifts, and evolved into live-in care, as Terry's disease progressed. Her husband, Mark, was inspired by the commitment of Home Helpers' care staff and their delivery of exceptional care, and he raved about our services frequently to our office. Mark got to know the caregivers personally, and often noticed that they were seeking to improve themselves, through education (for example, college degrees C.N.A. and LPN programs).
Not long after Terry's passing in September 2019, Mark (a lifelong educator by profession) took the bold step of announcing a memorial scholarship fund, available to certain eligible employees of Delaware Valley Comfort at Home, LLC d/b/a "Home Helpers". The owners of the agency were thrilled by this generosity, and quickly collaborated with Mark to turn the inspiration into a reality, including helping contribute to the initial funding.
Are you currently enrolled in health-care related college curriculum? Are financial considerations holding you back?
You just might be eligible for the Susan Terry Foley Memorial Scholarship Fund when you work for Home Helpers and have tenure.
- Up to $3,000 in scholarship funding is awarded to individuals based on the following criteria:
- Financial Need
- At least 9 months of continuing service at Home Helpers
- Part time or Full time
- Planned, accepted, or active enrollment in a certification or college program
- Study in any related health care field
Call (800) 990-9750 today to find out how to apply!
More ABOUT SUSAN TERRY FOLEY
Words from Susan's husband, Mark Foley...
April 6, 1945 - September 11, 2019
This Susan Terry Foley Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in January 2021 to honor a beautiful lady who passed in peace while under home care provided by Delaware Valley Comfort at Home (Home Helpers). Home Helpers' caregivers supporter our family's efforts to give Terry comfort at home, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, over the last years of her life. They were extraordinary caregivers. They came into our home as workers and left as personal friends, and often, during down time, we observed so many of them actively studying to increase their certifications and/or pursuing their college degrees in the health care industry.
To revel in and celebrate the memory, one must accept the sadness it brings. We celebrate Terry for the "pure joy" she brought to all of us, both family and caregivers. The Susan Terry Foley Memorial Scholarship Fund is offered to perpetuate the memory.
October 2023 - We are thrilled to announce that Aladjuan Jones, caregiver for Home Helpers Home Care, was awarded a grant from the Terry Foley Memorial Scholarship. Aladjuan is pursuing his C.N.A. at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, Pa., and plans to further his education with a degree and certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Mark Foley, pictured with Aladjuan below, was so pleased to help with the cost of Aladjuan’s C.N.A. program. Aladjuan has delighted our clients for nearly 18 months now, and we are so happy that he was motivated to further his education in care and become certified. Congratulations!
July 2022 – Pictured below accepting his scholarship award is Home Helpers’ caregiver Omont Wiggins, with Mark Foley. Congratulations Omont, and thank you for your many contributions to Home Helpers!
June 2023 – Pictured below is the winner of the $3,000 Susan Terrry Foley Memorial Scholarship, Home Helpers’ caregiver, Dashawna Heggs, with Mr. Mark Foley, in Home Helpers’ office in Lansdale, Pa. Dashawna is excited to pursue her medical assistant degree, and is also considering going to LPN School after that. Congratulations for this well-deserved award, and thank you for your service to Home Helpers and its clients, Dashawna. Also pictured below is Home Helpers’ Director of Operations, Patti Soisson, along with Mark and Dashawna.