The R.W. Sorrell Scholarship Fund is a 501C-3 tax-exempt organization that was created to promote and supporthigher education goals for minority and poor children in Philadelphia and throughout the Delaware Valley.The fund focuses on keeping youthful dreams alive, emphasizing the value of advanced education, training and giving back to communities through volunteerism and community service.
Scholarship PrioritiesThe fund supports youth who:- have successfully completed high school- have a sincere desire to further educational goals- have demonstrated their commitment to community development through volunteerism and community service.Special emphasis will be given to youth who plan to continue their community service after graduation.
How You Can HelpThrough endowments and direct donations, the fund provides a mechanism for families, businesses,and institutions to pay tribute to their heros,individuals who have contributed to the survival,growth and development of children, families andcommunities. The fund also provides a structured way to recognizeand memorialize loved ones, familiy members and community leadership.
“I am constantly inspired by Bob Sorrell’scommitment to the community and itsyoung people. He has always emphasizedthe importance of education and encouragedthose around him to excel.”Daniel J. Hilferty
“[As President of the PhiladelphiaUrban League] Bob distinguished himselfas a dynamic speaker, a champion ofhuman and civil rights and a true patriot.I am proud to know him and blessed to beconsidered by him as a friend.”Willie E. Johnson
“The Bob Sorrell Scholarship Fund will continueBob’s legacy of community service for years andgenerations to come. The fund also provides individuals and businesses a vehicle to create endowed scholarships in memoryof family and community heros.”Philadelphia MayorMichael Nutter