CO Scholarship Recipients Announced!

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

The scholarship recipients of the first annual Casey Feldman Alternative Breaks Endowment Fund have been announced. Congratulations to Gintare Ambotaite, Danielle Sandoval, Amy Abbera, Tsion Zergaw, Ricky Bell, Lauren Carter, and Veronica Lamas! The Fund will allow students at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where Casey’s brother Brett is currently a sophomore, to participate in the Alternative Spring Break program. The program, which already exists, is designed to give students exposure to volunteer activities during spring break week. A specific trip will be set up each year in Casey’s memory and will target causes close to Casey’s heart – animal sanctuaries, homeless, HIV victims, and disadvantaged children.

This year, each of the seven students will use their spring break to travel across the country to cities such as New York, to deliver meals to people living with HIV/AIDS, and New Orleans, to aid in disaster relief. Stay tuned for more details on each of the students and the exciting trips that they will be embarking on this March.

Congratulations Brooke and Ashley!

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Brooke & Casey at a Fordham Alumni Event in June 2008

Congratulations are in order for Brooke Burdge and Ashley WennersHerron, both seniors at Fordham College at Lincoln Center, who are the first recipients of the Casey Feldman Award.

Both women are friends of Casey and are fellow Communication students who have worked with Casey on the Fordham Lincoln Center newspaper, The Observer. The award is funded by the Casey A. Feldman Memorial Endowed Fund, and will provide support for the recipients, who are each pursuing a degree in Communication and Media Studies. 

This year, as a tribute to Casey’s graduating class, the award was given to two students, who will each receive $2000. With the financial support of the fund, the recipients are able to take advantage of an unpaid internship in their area of interest in the Communications field.

In the upcoming spring semester, Brooke will be interning at The Ritz-Carlton Central Park as the marketing and sales assistant for the

Ashley & Casey at the ACP’s National College Journalism Convention Mar. 2008

entertainment division Her duties will include market research for upcoming events in NYC as well as research and analysis on other New York luxury hotels in the Ritz-Carlton competitive set. Brooke will also be providing customer service and sales assistance  for potential clients and current guests. 

Ashley will be interning for the second consecutive semester in the medical unit at CNN. She will continue contributing to Paging Dr. Gupta”, Sanjay Gupta’s CNN blog, and researching in the edit bay. Additionally, she will begin associate producing packages for broadcast and writing articles for cnn.com/health.