Amanda Jeanine O'Donnell Scholarship Fund
Amanda Jeanine O’Donnell, a New Community Project supporter, began her
commitment to social justice issues early in life. At age 5, she traveled monthly
to center city Philadelphia to feed the homeless among with others from her church.
From then on, Amanda sought a life based on similar values, setting up a Cultural
Awareness Club in her high school and acting as co-president of her chapter of
Habitat for Humanity while attending Bridgewater College .
In 2007, Amanda traveled back to Greece, where she had studied abroad her junior
year, to teach English in a country where she had so grown to love the land, the
people and the culture. While there, Amanda tragically died in a vehicle accident
while riding a bike to her work the morning of July 14, 2007.
Soon thereafter, this fund was established as part of NCP's Give a Girl a Chance
program to honor and celebrate Amanda’s life by providing the gift of education
for young women in South Sudan, a key area of NCP involvement.
Since inception, nearly 500 girls have received scholarships for a year's education
through the Amanda Jeanine O'Donnell fund.
As always, 100 percent of donations to NCP's Special Funds go to the programs themselves.