Since its inception in the fall of 2011, the Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation has prided itself on “supporting the visionary leaders of tomorrow who display exceptional promise today” via scholarship awards. In all, the Foundation has contributed more than $300,000 in scholarships and community service awards to dozens of deserving scholars over the last five and a half years.
With the 2017 scholarship season fast approaching, the Foundation has aspirations of meeting – or exceeding – the record-breaking $60,000 plus in total awards given during 2016. The Foundation continues to look at ways it can expand its reach from the local suburban Philadelphia community where its roots were first planted.
The ETC Foundation has contributed $5,000 each year to the Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center at Boston University. In 2016, the United Negro College Fund was a recipient of a $5,500 ETC Foundation scholarship.
Initially, graduates of Hatboro-Horsham High School, Edward Coombs’ alma mater, were the main beneficiary of the Foundation’s scholarships. In more recent years, the Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation has awarded scholarships to Strath Haven High School graduates, Marist College freshman lacrosse players, Girard College students, COMTO, Jack & Jill Montgomery County, PA and Montgomery County Links, Inc.