As the long-time proprietors of Oliver’s Supermarket, George and Mary Oliver were a part of the fabric of the Prospect community. When their daughter, Catherine Livermore, wanted to find a way to honor them, she knew they would want to give something back to their home town. So she created the George M. and Mary Oliver Scholarship Fund at the Connecticut Community Foundation. Thanks to Catherine and other family members, and to the legacy of her parents, for more than 20 years the Oliver Fund has been helping Prospect students like Angeline Rosato get college educations that put them on the road to a bright future. As a student at American University in Washington, D.C., Angeline has taken advantage of the many opportunities offered by the University and the nation’s capital.
“I fell in love with DC when I first visited as a student in eighth grade. I’ve known for quite some time that I ultimately want to enter a law enforcement career, and this seemed like the perfect place for me.” Rosato is a student in the three-year Politics, Policy & Law Program and plans to graduate with a double major in Law & Society and Spanish. This summer she interned with the DC Metropolitan Police Department in their Investigative Services Bureau. She has also been an active member of her University community, working in the Department of Public Safety and serving as an editor for a student-run campus magazine. On top of that, she has managed to find time to tutor public school students through the DC Reads program.
Angeline credits the George M. and Mary Oliver Fund for the support she’s received, as well as the Raymond R. Gamby Scholarship Fund in memory of Amelia Gamby, which is also held by the Connecticut Community Foundation and supports students of Italian and French descent. “The scholarship support has been such an amazing aid for my family and me. I am one of four siblings, there are two of us at college right now and we currently have only one parent working. This community assistance allows me to focus more on my studies and take advantage of my time in college.” Connecticut Community Foundation is proud to help donors leave a legacy of support for the dreams of area students, and to provide students opportunities that might otherwise be unattainable – Timeless Impact.