A young man walked along a beach full of starfish, picked them up one by one and threw them back into the ocean.  When someone pointed out that the beach was miles long, full of starfish, and the man could not possibly make a difference, he picked up one more starfish and replied, “I can make a difference to this one”.

The VZF has worked with the following schools providing tuition assistance, scholarships and/or memorial awards:

  • Msgr. Farrell High School, Staten Island, New York
  • Roselle Catholic, Roselle, New Jersey
  • St. Rose High School, Belmar, New Jersey
  • Mater Dei Prep, Middletown, New Jersey
  • St. Clare School, Staten Island, New York
  • Blessed Sacrament School, Staten Island, New York
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Asbury Park, New Jersey
  • St. Leo the Great School, Lincroft, New Jersey
  • St. Mary's School, New Monmouth, New Jersey
  • St. John Villa Academy, Staten Island, New York