Mission

The Matthew Angelo Scarpa "MAS" Foundation is a non-profit organization focusing on SIDS Awareness and the Intellectual Development of inner-city Youths. The Foundation aims to establish a renowned scholastic achievement program geared towards providing financial assistance to excellent students entering college. By providing students with these opportunities we can help advance their success in college and ensure that they become productive citizens of our communities.

The Matthew Angelo Scarpa Foundation is a not-for-profit organization recognized as tax exempt under internal revenue code section 501(c)(3).

On January 3, 2012, Matthew's first day with the babysitter, our world was forever changed when we received the worst phone call of our lives. Matthew did not wake up from his nap. He was rushed to the hospital but it was too late. The cause of death was undetermined and the manner was ruled 'natural'. Although his time here with us was brief, Matthew touched many lives, including those of his 2 older brothers, 2 older sisters and 2 cousins. We love and miss him dearly.

The Matthew Angelo Scarpa (MAS) Foundation was set up to celebrate Matthew's life. In memory of Matthew, our son, we have established a scholarship to help further the education of young men and women.

The 2015 Matthew Angelo Scarpa Foundation Scholarship Winners:

Destiny N. Brewer
Xavier G. Chapple
Karrin I. James
Nydreamer M. McDuffie

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela