The purpose of the Ruch Family Foundation Fund shall be to make distributions for charitable purposes to non-profit organizations in the human services arena and to award a $5,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from
Phoenixville Area High School
About the Scholarship
The inspiration for this financial assistance originated with the faculty of WAHS during the educational experience of Randy Ruch, Allen Class of 1963. The education, which Mr. Ruch received while attending Franklin Elementary School, Raub Junior High School and finally WAHS, serve as the impetus for this philanthropic undertaking. It is a program inspired by appreciation for the dedicated faculty of the Allentown School District.
Mr. Ruch went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree from Villanova University and later founded Schuylkill Valley Sporting Goods , opening 19 stores across Eastern Pennsylvania. Randy attributes much of his success at Villanova, which propelled him into the professional world, to the financial assistance he received through the Food Fair Scholarship.
He does not want the dreams of college-bound students to be impeded by financial burdens. Since inception, the Ruch Family Foundation has awarded scholarships to students from William Allen High School, Phoenixville Area HighSchool and Villanova University through the Blue White Scholarship Foundation. As Randy says when referencing his Villanova based scholarship awards, “I feel I am paying forward the assistance I received and the opportunities I was afforded as a graduate of our wonderful institution.”
It is hoped that scholarship recipients will have the same good fortune as Mr. Ruch in utilizing their education for their own personal success and subsequently assisting the next generation in doing the same.
***2019: Ruch Family Foundation Scholarship Fund Story from CCCF 25th Anniversary Portraits of Philanthropy | Click Here ***
For more information see the Ruch Family Foundation Scholarship Fund Flyer Here
Congratulations to our 2019 Recipient:
Congratulations to our 2018 Recipient:
Also a big congratulations to the first graduate who was supported by the Ruch Scholarship
Emilio Figueroa Graduate from Pennsylvania State University Berks 2016
Send a check payable to “Ruch Family Foundation Scholarship Fund” to:
Ruch Family Foundation Scholarship Fund, c/o CCCF
28 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382