Early in 2012, we lost our friend, Scott Cohen, before his work on this earth was finished. Scott was truly an extraordinary person who touched the people around him in a way that made each one feel special.
He was a loving and dedicated husband to Cassi and father to Andrew and Matthew, and nothing meant more in the world to him than them. He would beam when he would talk about his family, which he often did.
Scott also had an amazing impact on the other people in his life, in his role as friend, coach and business colleague. He encouraged and brought out the best in others, as he took a genuine interest in their lives and strived to make them better. Scott stood out and made a significant difference in the lives of those who were lucky enough to have known him.
To honor his legacy, we have formed a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization known as the Scott M. Cohen Memorial Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to provide a perpetual scholarship in the name of Scott M. Cohen benefiting a 12th grade student at Council Rock South High School who is interested in pursuing a higher education and has a chance of playing sports at the next level.
In addition, this organization will host its own signature events as fundraisers to support other charities. The board members will call upon many friends of Scott M. Cohen in the furniture world, local organizations, and old neighborhood friends to participate and attend the events with the purpose of raising money for charities in and around the Philadelphia area.
To date, the Scott M. Cohen Memorial Foundation has had three fabulous golf events and dinners. The events are fully subscribed each year and the foundation raised in excess of $250,000. The foundation has supported many of Scott’s favorite charities including:
- International RETT Foundation
- Ronald McDonald House
- American Diabetes Association
- Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
- National MS Society
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- St. Jude’s Research Hospital
- VFW Foundation
- Wounded Warrior Foundation
- The American Heart Association
The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation is setting out to accomplish exactly what its name implies—to help heal the hearts of families across the Delaware Valley whose hearts have been broken by the sudden illness or sudden loss of life of a loved one.
While we recognize that we cannot provide a cure or change a tragic outcome, what we know we can do is provide support and help to ease the immediate financial burden that these tragic situations leave in their wake. Our financial support can allow a parent to skip work to stay at the hospital with their child, or a spouse who has lost their partner to stay home with their children to begin the healing process.
Racing to Register is a national nonprofit based in Philadelphia that encourages people of all races, ethnicities, and ages to join the national bone marrow donor registries. Using endurance sports as a platform, we provide hope and inspiration to both patients and donors alike.
Make The World Better is a Philly based non-profit organization founded in 2013 by Connor Barwin, during his first season playing for the Philadelphia Eagles. In spring 2018, MTWB merged with partner organization, Urban Roots, founded by Jeffrey Tubbs in 2008. MTWB believes that communities prosper when all people have access to high-quality, accessible and fun public spaces.
We envision a world where people of all ages are empowered to make a difference in their communities. We believe that park revitalization projects are essential vehicles to engage communities and strengthen a shared sense of stewardship. We are fortunate to work with diverse and dynamic communities in Philadelphia to enact long-term positive change.
Visit Make The World Better at www.mtwb.org or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @mtwbFoundation.
Jenna’s beautiful blue eyes and huge smile lit up every room she walked into. She was a joy to have in the classroom, in her bunk and camp, and especially a joy to be around within her family. Jenna’s life was taken way too soon, but in the short time she graced us with her infectious personality, we have been grateful for the wonderful memories she left us.
Jenna loved being a big sister and shared everything she could with her sister Reece. Everyone wanted to be around Jenna and Jenna wanted to be around everyone. Her friends adored her and the feelings were mutual towards Jenna.
Funds raised will go towards the Jenna Demar Educational Fund at Congregation Beth Or and a portion of the proceeds will be used to fund a student art project at Maple Glen Elementary School.
The following site is a direct drop to the Educational Fund site https://www.bethor.org/education-funds