Fund Raising to Support TRIO Scholarships Project

TRIO Philadelphia has been a long time supporter of the national TRIO Scholarship program, raising $1,000 each year to fund one scholarship.  One example of a fundraising project was when model train hobbyist, Bob Kelcher, led a raffle with a prize of a Lionel Penn Flyer train set.  Chapter member, Susan Pincus, won that raffle and graciously turned the prize back (since she had no way to run the train in her Philadelphia highrise), thus supporting a second winner.

Shown below are Bob, a living kidney recipient (two times, once from his wife, Sue - seen on the right - and more recently from his daughter), raffle winner, Susan Pincus, and on the right, Bob's donor/wife, Sue Kelcher.

TRIO Philadelphia members also support this scholarship program by serving on the national scholarship committee each year, currently chaired by chapter member, Elizabeth Rubin, along with Susan Pincus serving as a longtime committee member.


TRIO: Transplant Recipients International Organization, Inc.

TRIO Philadelphia was chartered on June 4, 1997, as a member of the TRIO national network of local support chapters by our co-founder and first president, Elizabeth Rubin, and a group of dedicated and passionate transplant recipients, living donors and their caregiver family supporters.  Our chapter has a long history of active engagement both in the TRIO national board and many local like-minded organizations such as the regional OPO (organ procurement organization), the Gift of Life Donor Program.

You can support TRIO Philadelphia with your tax-deductable donation using our 501c3 id: 23-2861523

(see 'Contribute to TRIO' in the navigation bar above)


"We invite and welcome YOU to join in this amazing mission."   - TRIO Philadelphia

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