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North Haven Rotary Foundation’s Scholarship Fund Bolstered by Farooq Khan

Farooq & Eileen Khan (L) of the Montowese Health & Rehabilitation Center, present two checks for medical scholarships to Harold Ginter, the long time treasurer of the North Haven Rotary Foundation. Credit: David Marches
Farooq & Eileen Khan (L) of the Montowese Health & Rehabilitation Center, present two checks for medical scholarships to Harold Ginter, the long time treasurer of the North Haven Rotary Foundation. Credit: David Marches
A press release from the North Have Rotary Club:

Late in the fall, the North Haven Rotary Club learned that, due to the economy, its tax free foundation established to provide scholarships for residents of North Haven was not as strong as it had been in recent years. In fact, a past president of the club, Harold Ginter, who has been the financial officer for the North Haven Rotary Foundation since it originated in 1974, reported that the total number of scholarships awarded by the foundation in the spring was eleven. In recent years, two awards have been given to students attending Quinnipiac University, two to students at Gateway Community College, and the remaining seven were presented to students graduating from North Haven High School.  That meant that $11,000 in scholarships has been provided to residents annually through the club’s foundation.
Although they receive the scholarships at graduation, all of the students are invited to attend a meeting at the Breakfast Nook Restaurant where they (along with family members) are recognized by the North Haven Rotary Club at the Breakfast Nook Restaurant and receive special certificates. In November, the foundation’s chairman for the previous year, William Gambardella, presented two of the certificates representing the $1,000 scholarships, but noted that the trustees were considering a cutback for 2014. However, since the monetary support for students at QU studying in a medical field has been funded over the years by the Montowese Health and Rehabilitation Center, Rotarian Farooq H. Khan, one of its owners, stepped forward recently and matched his company’s donation with a personal contribution of $1,000. The rehab center’s ongoing support has grown to $41,000 for numerous students studying in medical areas such as nursing and physical or occupational therapy, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Debbie Volain, the club's president, expressed the service club's sincere thanks for the many years of support for Rotary projects by the Khan family. 

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