JB Mason Memorial Fund
A group of us founded the JB Mason Memorial Fund, and were determined to preserve JB’s legacy…
As 2004 ended and 2005 came I was encouraged by many people to continue The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Party. It was becoming tradition to many. With the help of some friends, some good timing, and some luck of the Irish we were able to rent space in downtown Pittsburgh, just a block and a half from Market Square, the hallowed partying grounds of the parade. To fund the party, I had to ask the guests to donate. It was decided that if there were any funds left over after paying for the party, that they would be donated to the JB Mason Memorial Fund.
In 2005, we donated over $500 to the JB Mason Memorial Fund, and using money raised from prior solicitations we awarded two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors from Valley High School, Endia Vereen and Ellyse Williams, who filed an application for the scholarship, and completed our essay question “How has growing up in the New Kensington–Arnold area impacted your life, and what effect will it have on your future?”