Patricia M. Kondrath Scholarship Fund
This Fund was established by Paul Kondrath in memory of his wife to support scholarships at Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall. Patricia Kondrath thought education was important, so much so that she instilled her strong desire for learning and knowledge with her family. Her husband, Paul, decided to honor her memory by establishing an endowed fund to provide scholarships to students attending The Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall in Milford.
"Our attorney, Alan Tyma, suggested utilizing the Valley Community Foundation as a ?exible way to simplify the process of the donations we received. My wife attended school at Lauralton, felt that she had received an excellent education, and always supported them," said Mr. Kondrath. "She probably wouldn't have liked all this attention—she liked to do things in a very low-key way," he said. "I just wanted to do this to carry on what she had already been doing throughout her life."
The Fund gives preference to students who are freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, and participate in sports including Trish's favorites: tennis, swimming or softball and music programs. Candidate suggestions are made to the Board of the Foundation by the Administration and Guidance departments of Lauralton Hall.
"My wife grew up in Derby and Shelton, we then married, and moved to Stratford," said Mr. Kondrath. "Our two sons grew up here and went to colleges in New England. Matthew married Kelly in 2002 and lives in Florida with our two grandchildren, Amanda and Benjamin. Chris lives in Oregon with his two Bassett hounds, Newman & Buford. This is our way of continuing her tradition of helping those in need, as well as remembering her connection to the Valley."
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