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D’Angelo Maldonado begins journey to a career in radio and TV

Similar to many young people, media and technology play a big part in D’Angelo Maldonado’s life. However, this avid gamer and aspiring Youtuber plans to build a career out of these passions by fusing his interests with a college education.


Forman Scholar Ashley Garcia Gets Ready to Turn A Childhood Interest Into A Lifelong Career

Ashley Garcia’s calling to become a medical doctor came at an early age. Having experienced her grandfather battle heart disease and lung cancer, the new Forman Scholar became fascinated with the human body, specifically, the heart, in middle school.


Forman Scholar William Oakes Broadcasts his College Excitement

Big things are in store as the Class of 2019 prepares to head off to college, and new Forman Scholar William Oakes is no exception.


Remembering the Salem Oak Tree By Growing Educational Opportunities for Years to Come

After standing tall and proud for nearly 600 years, New Jersey’s oldest and largest tree, the Salem Oak, fell in early June. The iconic tree proudly stood for nearly 60 decades before coming down following some significant spring rainfall.


Acorn Fund Applications Reopen With a Brand New Look and Feel!

It’s official - applications for the Forman S. Acton Foundation’s Acorn Fund college savings accounts are open again!


The Annual Salem City Block Party Returns June 7th!

Get ready – the annual Salem City Block Party is returning on Friday, June 7th! This year, get ready for hours of fun, exciting games, and activities right down Market Street.


Forman Scholar Mariah Pierce Gives Back Through Mentoring Fellow Scholars

Former Forman Scholar Mariah Pierce says it’s a lifelong process of giving and receiving. Her exemplary leadership has been passed down to her by her own mentor, Patricia Braxton, whose strategy she uses with her mentees.


Former Foundation Vice President Beth Bordowitz Gives Back in Peace Corps

During her time as Vice President of the Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation, Beth Bordowitz forever changed the way the Foundation operated and the impact it would have on the lives of children and students across Salem.


Time to Start Using Your 2019 Summer Semester Acorn Fund Distributions!

The cold winter temperatures are subsiding and flowers are beginning to bloom. For Acorn Fund account holders, this signals one important thing is coming up.


Steve Waddington Brings New Role on Board of Trustees Full Circle

The newest member of the Forman S. Acton Foundation Board of Trustees, Steve Waddington knows Salem inside and out. He grew up in Mannington Township in Salem County where he attended primary and middle school and worked in local businesses.


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