The DeMichele Family
The “Kay T. DeMichele Angel Tree Scholarship Fund” was established by the DeMichele family to honor and remember a wonderful wife and mother, who died in 2004 after a courageous seven-year battle with breast cancer. Kay was an active member of the Love of Christ Lutheran Church, located in Mesa AZ, and after earning her “PHT” (putting hubby through), raising two daughters, and assisting her husband in the startup of his successful Mesabased engineering software company, she turned her attention to community outreach to the poor and homeless. Kay got involved with the Prison Fellowship Ministries “Angel Tree” program, which acts on the behalf of state prison inmates to provide Christmas gifts to their children, and introduced the program to Love of Christ Lutheran Church. She arranged inmate contact to find out the “wish lists” of their children and made those gifts available by raising contributions at the church to buy them and seeing that they were delivered …in some cases even delivering them herself. Later, she organized Christmas parties for these children and encouraged other valley churches to adopt the Angel Tree program. Kay had a very special place in her heart for “Angel Tree” kids, and would be pleased her family has taken her passion further by providing scholarships to deserving children who have a parent with a history of being in a state prison.
Kay T. DeMichele Scholarship Program Logo was designed to show the helping hand from childhood to college and then in adulthood, reaching back to help others. This scholarship was made possible by Kay’s family who loved her and wanted to carry on her legacy of helping others. It is your duty as adults to not only succeed by studying hard and working harder to achieve your goals, but to give back when you can. Volunteer, mentor or donate so that others can also benefit from this wonderful scholarship. This is a non-profit organization that dedicates itself to the less fortunate to make sure that the opportunity of education is there.
Love, and a generous heart are what Kay lived her life by, and on behalf of the DeMichele Family we are proud to carry on her work.