View Our 2019 Annual Report!

This has been another very special year to watch our students chase their dreams and make them a reality. Every day we have the privilege to meet extraordinary young people from Salem, including our Forman Scholars, Acorn Fund recipients, and Youth Board members.

Acorn Fund Account Holders Thankful for College Care Packages Sent from Forman Youth Board

Earlier this winter season, student members on the Forman Youth Board brainstormed unique and meaningful ways to connect with students near and far no matter the distance. They wanted to help Acorn Fund account holders feel more at home while away at college. The result was something very special.

Dr. Michael Gorman Makes New Role on Board of Trustees Focused on Education

Michael R. Gorman, Ed.D. has been an avid learner all his life. He has understood the deep value of education since a young age. Since 1981, he’s been woven into the fabric of the Salem community and has dedicated his life’s work to teach students. Today he is the President of Salem Community College and the Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation’s newest board member.

John Mulhorn Brings Legacy of Education Experience to New Role on Board of Trustees

John Mulhorn grew up surrounded by educators. Throughout his life he was always connected to friends and family members who had dedicated their careers to helping students in Salem and developing the next generation of leaders. Today, John is the principal of Salem High School (SHS) and continues to provide students with tools for success to achieve their dreams of attending college.

Forman Scholar Samantha Miller Destined to Develop Arts & Music Opportunities

From a young age, Samantha Miller was destined for arts and musical greatness. You could always find her singing or humming along to a favorite song. This musical interest followed her through middle and high school when a teacher encouraged her to participate in the school’s musical programs. In voice lessons and playing clarinet in the marching band, Samantha naturally had a knack for the rhythm and sound.

Acorn Fund Distributions Available For 2019 Spring Semester – Apply By January 5

If you're ready to use your Acorn Fund account savings to pay for 2020 spring semester college expenses, you can request a payment directly to your college starting December 1. The deadline to...

Forman Scholar Mya Avant Channels Her Skills to Make a Difference in the Community

Mya Avant never had a problem finding a passion. In fact, she was lucky enough to find three. This triple passion presented her with a unique challenge of finding a university that would enable her to pursue three separate paths. And because of her incredible hard work and dedication to her studies, when she graduated this past August from Pennsylvania State University, she walked with not one, but three Bachelor’s degrees in hand.

Forman Scholar Tiasia Tatem Inspires Others to Work Towards Social Good

Tiasia Tatem wants to be an inspiration for the young people that she hopes to serve someday. With her degree in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey, Tiasia aspires to become an advocate for children in need, especially those in the juvenile justice system.

Forman Scholar Megan Sharp Dedicates Career to Helping Others, Inspiring Younger Sisters

Megan Sharp has made it her mission to support and help others in everything she does in her career. After five years in college with a degree in hand from Thomas Jefferson University, this Forman Scholar became an expert in occupational therapy by earning both her Bachelor and Master’s degrees.

From Scholar to Mentor: Forman Scholar Tanner Humphreys Makes the Most of Every Experience

Tanner Humphreys is no stranger to setting his mind on something and putting in the hard work needed to accomplish his goals. He may have had to try a few different majors to test the waters but that ultimately lead Tanner to find his true passion.