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As I mentioned recently in a blog about a new book that is a fundraiser, I have a giving spirit. This fall, with the sale of my home, I got to exercise it, doing something I have thought about since my late husband, Edward Godleski, passed away in 2010.
This year, as our family recognized the tenth anniversary of the loss of a husband, father, and stepfather, we also created the opportunity to honor Ed.
Ed was a gentle spirit who was generous and gracious himself. He was creative—a carpenter, musician, inventor of interesting gifts. So, it seems fitting that the scholarship we created in his name will be awarded to a creative young person.
In the spring of 2021, the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Public Charter School will award the first Edward M. Godleski Scholarship for Excellence in Music. Funds will be awarded to a music student at PVPA who is dedicated, persevering, and diverse in terms of music genre and style.
Our family is committed to funding the scholarship for four years, at a minimum.
Reading the name of this award makes me both proud and weepy. Ed would feel honored.
I look forward to meeting the student who can live up to the standards and markers Ed set in his lifetime.