About the Foundation
The Matthew C. Sellitto (MCS) Foundation was established after Matthew’s death on September 11, 2001, at age 23. The organization was created by his friends and family in an attempt to focus on Matthew’s life rather than his death and to accomplish something positive out of a tragic loss.
Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has awarded approximately 60 awards to young people attending various educational institutions and summer programs including Middlebury College, NJIT, Harvard, Bucknell, Seton Hall Prep and Camp Dudley.
In support of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which establishes September 11 as a National day of service and recognition, the Foundation also provides assistance in developing 9-11 curriculum units to various training programs and educators.
The Foundation is overseen by a board of devoted individuals who contribute their time, energy and support to furthering the fundraising and scholarship programs.
A major source of funding for the Foundation has been the annual golf tournament held each September in memory of Matthew and all those lost on 9-11. The Foundation board has been overwhelmed by the generosity of supporters and has registered the Matthew C. Sellitto Golf Classic as part of the 9-11 National Day of Service and Recognition.
The MCS Foundation awards grants and scholarships to deserving young people demonstrating financial need, academic excellence, school participation and community service; and awards grants to educational institutions involved in organizing 9-11 service and remembrance activities in accordance with the guidelines set by the Federal law passed on April 21, 2009. The Foundation also supports other worthy causes that are representative of those that Matthew cherished during his life.