MONTROSE — The David B. Colwell Memorial Fund was established at The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains to benefit local school districts.
Colwell, a long-time resident of Susquehanna County, bequeathed the bulk of his estate to The Community Foundation for unspecified charitable support in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It was determined that the greatest memorial to Colwell, and the largest benefit for the local community, would be to support programs in all of the public school systems in Susquehanna County and Abington Heights School District in Lackawanna County.
This permanent endowment will provide annual grants to these seven school districts to support their journalism, forensics, or drama departments. The superintendents of each school district will determine the greatest need each year.