Champions of Change Scholarship Fund

Helping Local Youth to Succeed in the Pursuance of their Educational Goals


Thank you to everyone who made our 37th Annual Scholarship Breakfast Reception such a success! Together we raised critical funds to help 40 Long Island youth pursue their academic goals.


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Our Program

For over 35 years, FCA has provided more than 1500 scholarships worth over $2 million to Long Island's young students in need. The Fund helps support the aspirations of at-risk youth who wish to pursue higher education despite years of struggle with homelessness, foster care or other obstacles.


Scholarship Fund Reception

Each year, a special reception is held to recognize the extraordinary achievements of scholarship winners, and the dedicated staff and donors who contribute to the program.


One of the unique facets of the reception is the interaction between donors and scholarship recipients, who sit together and share in the event’s festivities. This event offers students a rare opportunity to mingle with professionals who may be able to guide them in their future careers.

The 2022 Scholarship Fund Breakfast Reception was held on June 23, 2022 at 8:30am at Westbury Manor in Westbury, NY.


*Both Westbury Manor and FCA will be in full compliance with federal, state and local health guidelines regarding social gatherings, appropriate distancing and the prevention of the spread of COVID-19.


Did You Know?

A child’s ability to learn is negatively affected by family stress, particularly stress resulting from poverty and unemployment, according to studies such as “Teaching Science and Mathematics to At-Risk Students” (ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, NY, NY).


Become a Scholarship Fund Sponsor

Learn more about how you can help our students with their educational needs.

They need your help to continue to pursue their educational endeavors amidst the barriers they face and the ongoing challenges presented by the global pandemic. 


Here are some examples of how you can help:

  • $2,500 Gift- Purchase a Student Scholarship
  • $1,000 Gift- School Supplies &Textbooks
  • $750 Gift- Laptop, PC or Tablet
  • $500 Gift- Monthly Meal Plan
  • $250 Gift- Application/Admission Fees
  • $100 Gift- Monthly Commuting Expenses

A little bit goes a long way!


To learn more, please contact:

Paige O'Brien, Chief Development Officer & VP of Strategic Advancement

516-746-0350 x 4320 


2022 Sponsors