TOMS RIVER – The Citta Foundation, Inc. recently announced a $600,000 grant awarded to the Jersey Shore Council of the Boy Scouts. The grant will be disbursed over the next six years, helping to fund improvements to the Council’s camp, the Citta Scout Reservation and to enhance the Council’s endowment fund.
According to the President of the Citta Foundation, Kristin Farfalla, the grant was made in honor of her late grandfather, Joseph Citta.
“My grandfather was a strong supporter of the Boy Scouts and their preparation of young people to become contributing members of society. We are very pleased to make this gift to continue my grandfather’s legacy of supporting scouting in the Jersey Shore area,” said Farfalla.
Joseph Citta is also the namesake of the camp.
“We are honored to be the recipient of the generosity of the Citta Foundation. Their overwhelming generosity will enable us to provide relevant programs emphasizing character, leadership and positive achievement to thousands of the area’s young people. This gift continues the decades of support from the Citta family and we are most grateful for all they have done in the past and continue to provide for future scouts,” stated Jim Gillick, Scout Executive/CEO of the Jersey Shore Council.
The Citta Scout Reservation, adorned with a statue of Joseph A. Citta, is located in the Brookville section of Barnegat, NJ.
For more information, contact Jim Gillick at the Jersey Shore Council at 732-349-1037. The Jersey Shore Council is located at 1518 Ridgeway Road, Toms River, NJ.