The Emily C. Specchio Foundation would like to THANK YOU ALL for helping make our 2nd annual “A Night with an Angel”fundraising dinner such an astounding success!Due to your generosity, over $30,000was raised to support charitiesclose to Emily’s heart. Please visit our new Photo Galleryto view photos from this year’s event.
Additionally, we’d like to give special thanks to all those who donated to our silent auction,our speakers during the event, and those who helped set up and run the fundraiser event. We look forward to working with everyone again next year!!
Please enjoy this video shown at the event highlighting the work of the Emily C. Specchio Foundation over the past year:
Also, videos of our keynote speaker, Marco Ambrosio can be found here
The Emily C. Specchio Foundation is pleased to announce a partnership with Marco Ambrosio, cousin of Emily, to support his Global HIV/AIDS awareness project. Marco will be traveling around the world and gathering information for his book about the disparate realities of living with HIV/AIDS around the globe.
The November 18th, 2007 showing of My9NY (WWOR) TV show “Real Talk” featured a story on Emily’s inspiring life of Giving Back. Her story was the main story out of a group of 3 inspiring stories of those who chose to give back to society. Brenda Blackmon was the host, and the Specchio Family was invited to the studio on November 15th to tape the segment. The show featured stories from Emily’s family as well as pictures of Emily growing up and volunteering in the Dominican Republic through the Foundation for Peace.
Clips of the show are featured in this year’s foundation slideshow movie, shown at the 2008 “A Night with an Angel” Event, and posted above.
Thanks to your donations, The Emily Carrigg Specchio Memorial Scholarship at Virginia Tech is now endowed! It will now be given annually in perpetuity to Virginia Tech Student(s) whom embody Emily’s spirit and drive.
For more information about the scholarship and past/current awardees, please visit our VT Scholarship page.
The Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech has run an article in their Pamplin Magazine about Emily’s inspirational life, sudden passing, and wonderful support of friends and family to lead to her endowed scholarship through the University.
A very touching and comprehensive article has been published in The Beacon featuring Emily’s commitment to helping others in the Dominican Republic, and Emily’s family (mother: Eileen, sister: Kate, and aunt: Mary Beth) following her inspirational lead in volunteering. Emily’s mother Eileen continues to lead groups to Santo Domingo, DR every summer, and just finished her 3rd straight year of volunteer work in nursing.