NEW JERSEY EVENTS
- Driver Simulator and
Plaque was intalled at Seneca High School on behalf
of the Anthony Telesca Memorial Foundation. There are
three other units in this Driver Ed Classroom, two
of which were donated by The Ryan Fitzpatrick Foundation.
- The U.S. Congress has declared the third week in October as "Teen Driver Safety Week". This was brought about through the joint efforts of State Farm, and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and will be observed every year. The Anthony Telesca Foundation, and volunteers from State Farm observed the week in 2008, by providing guest speakers in the Driver Ed Classes at Cherokee, Lenape, Seneca, Shawnee, and the Burlington Institute of Technology to promote teen driver safety and to tell the Anthony Telesca story.
- In September, The Foundation launched its annual Fundraiser with a direct mail campaign to over 450 friends and supporters. The 2008 campaign was bolstered by two generous grants from State Farm, and Commerce Bank. In addition many private donors continued to step up and contribute to the cause of teen safe driving. There is still time to participate. Click on our tab "Donate", and use Pay Pal, or send your check made out to "Anthony Telesca Memorial Foundation" to P.O. Box 553, Medford, NJ 08055. You have made it possible for us to offer 2 x $1,000 Scholarships to students at Cherokee, Lenape,
Seneca, and Shawnee High Schools, as well as The Burlington County Institute of Technolgy, and to support Students Against Destructive Decisions.
* On December 15th 2004, the Anthony Telesca Memorial Foundation, in
conjunction with State Farm Insurance Companies, has presented a $3,000
grant to the Lenape Regional High School District for use in the Driver
* The Foundation
held its 2nd Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser on September 28, 2004, at
Little Mill Country Club in Marlton, NJ. The event was altered by inclement
weather generated by hurricane Jeanne, but sponsors and golfers kept
their commitments, and The Foundation exceeded its goal of raising $10,000
to help promote teenage driver safety awareness in Anthony Telesca's
* Anthony Telesca
Foundation takes root in Florida and granted its first two scholarships
in Florida on May 14th 2004. The scholarships were presented to Julie
Disparte and Hillarie Reinders, both of East Lake High School.
* December 15,
2004: The Anthony Telesca Memorial Foundation, in conjunction with State
Farm Insurance Companies, has presented a $3,000 grant to the Lenape
Regional High School District for use in the Driver Education Programs.Part
of the presentation team included Agent Claude Blum, of State Farm,
who upgraded the initial Telesca Foundation grant of $1,500 with a matching
contribution of $1,500. In addition to Dr. Hicks, representatives from
Cherokee, Lenape, Seneca and Shawnee High Schools were on hand for the
ceremonies. The grant money is to be distributed equally to the four
schools and will be budgeted for teaching materials in the respective
Teen Driver Education Programs.
* On September 22, 2003, The First Annual Anthony Telesca Foundation
Golf Outing was held at Medford Village Country Club. Fifty-Two golfers
participated in a wonderful day of golf, followed by a delicious dinner
at the Medford Village Banquet Room. With the help of many generous
sponsors, including Commerce Bank, Visionline Media, South Jersey Driving
School, and many others. The event raised several thousand dollars for
* Annual scholarships
granted to college bound high school seniors from Shawnee, Cherokee,
Lenape, and Burlington County Institute of Technology
* Held a fund raising
activity by sponsoring a student volleyball tournament, March 1, 2003,
at Shawnee High School supported by their local SADD (Students Against
Destructive Decisions) groups.
* The Foundation's
major event "Teenage Driver Safety Awareness Day" was held
on January 7, 2003, in the Lenape Regional School District. A special
assembly was held at each high school for junior and senior students
and a "Keys to Safe Wheels" presentation and video was presented
by State Farm Insurance.
* The Medford Ice
Rink has contributed to the Foundation by donating donating $1 for every
paid admission to their public skating sessions for two weekends during
December 2002 and January 2003.
* Burlington County
Institute of Technology Seneca High School will be granted annual scholarships
starting in 2003 and Seneca High School will be granted annual scholarships
starting in 2004. Recipients of Foundation scholarships are required
to attend a "defensive driving" course, at no cost, through
the generosity of the South Jersey Driving School.
Medford Ice Rink has contributed to the Foundation by donating donating
$1 for every paid admission to their public skating sessions for two weekends
during December 2002 and January 2003.
* Held two fund raising activities by sponsoring a student volleyball
tournament, December 5, 2002, at Cherokee and Lenape High Schools supported
by their local SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) groups.
* Annual scholarships granted to college bound high school seniors
from Shawnee, Cherokee, and Lenape.
Foundation offers to pay the entire cost of attending a "defensive
driving" course for all seniors who apply and are not awarded Foundation
* Held our 1st "Teenage Driver safety Awareness Day" on November
28, 2001 at Shawnee High School
* Purchase of driver education materials for Shawnee
* One time relief funds
sent to 9/11 World Trade Center victims
* One time purchase of reading materials for Allen Elementary and Memorial Middle Schools where Anthony attended (plague and name plates in Anthony's memory are located at these schools)