Our 7th Annual “A Night with an Angel” Event will be:

Monday, September 16th 2013

Invitations will be posted very shortly. Please save the date for this not-to-be-missed event!

Now accepting applications for our 2013 Ambassador Grant(s)!

The Emily C. Specchio Foundation is calling all visionary youth to apply for our 2013 Ambassador grant. This grant awards grants to young people with big ideas on how to give back – whether it be locally or internationally. All applications are due August 31st, 2013.

What are we looking for?
The Emily C. Specchio Foundation is seeking young adults with a clear vision for a community outreach project to be started/completed within a year of this grant. The project can be designed to help others either domestically or internationally.

How does the Ambassador program work?
The Emily C. Specchio Foundation is looking for inspired young people to embody our mission. The ambassador will clearly state to the Foundation their project goals and mission along with an estimated timeline and funds required. The Foundation will provide mentoring support to the ambassador to help set up a blog or website and fundraise for their cause. The ambassador must present their project ideas and progress at a minimum of three venues (schools, organizations, churches, etc.) including The Emily C. Specchio annual “A Night with an Angel” banquet in September 2014. The Foundation will award $1,000 to this year’s ambassador(s), and will match money raised by the Ambassador (up to $2,500) for one year 2 to 1.

For more information and the 2013 application, please visit our Ambassador page.

The full application can be downloaded here: ambassador application 2013

We look forward to reading all your great and inspirational ideas!

Thank You for a successful 6th Annual “A Night with an Angel” event!

A huge thank you to all our incredible supporters for helping make our 6th Annual “A Night with an Angel” on September 10th, 2012 such an astounding success. We had over 250 attend the dinner and had our most successful silent auction to date! We hope you were inspired by all the work being completed by young people to make a difference. Emily’s giving spirit is still going strong through others.

Please check our photo gallery for photos from the event.

Below is the inspiring video shown at the dinner featuring our past and present scholarship and ambassador winners and how Emily’s legacy continues to inspire:

It’s not too late to RSVP for our 6th Annual “A Night with an Angel” Event!

The 6th annual “A Night with an Angel” will be held on September 10th, 2012.

Two easy ways to RSVP (The deadline has passed, but we are still gladly accepting responses!):

1)  By Mail: Print out the below response card (click here for PDF version) and mail in with check payable to”Emily C. Specchio Foundation” to:

The Emily C. Specchio Foundation
52 Maple Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

2) Online: Send your name, address, phone, and email to (or through the contact page) along with the number/names of those attending and any seating requests. You may pay for the event ($110/person) online through paypal (click “donate” button in left column). A confirmation email will be sent for your reservation.

Thank you for your support of The Emily C. Specchio Foundation!

Reminder: 6th annual “A Night with an Angel” event will be this September!

We have moved the foundation event this year from recognizing Emily’s day of passing to celebrating Emily’s day of birth.

Please join us in celebrating Emily’s life and the 6th year of the Emily C. Specchio Foundation on:

Monday, SEPTEMBER 10th, 2012.

The Madison Hotel, Morristown, New Jersey

Check back shortly for invitations and RSVP instructions. We look forward to another fantastic event this fall!

We congratulate Emily’s sister and brother-in-law, Kate and Joe Barrientos on the birth of their first child, Nolan Lucas, on April 3rd, 2012.

Happy New Year and Save the Date!

Corporate Matching

With the holidays around the corner, The Emily C. Specchio Foundation would like to remind you that we are an official 501(c)3-registered non-profit with the IRS, and are eligible for corporate matching! Our federal tax identification number (EIN) is 20-9837638. Thank you for your continued support and generosity!

Stay tuned this month for our announcement of this year’s four new Emily C. Specchio memorial Scholarship winners! We received a record number of applications this year, and chose from a very impressive pool of applicants. Read here for more information about this scholarship, and to read about past recipients!

Empowering Women Through Traditional Crafts

We have awarded our 2011 Ambassador grant to Paola del Prado for her inspiring project “Empowering Dominican Women through traditional crafts”. Paola has traveled down to the Dominican Republic with Eileen Specchio’s nursing trip this past March and was inspired to action after seeing the extreme poverty in the country. Her project involves teaching the women of the poor rural town of San Juaquin a profitable trade (making jewelry) and assisting in the sales of these crafts.

Paola in the Dominican Republic

We can’t wait to follow how her project progresses! If you’d like to know more, please visit her website!

Photos from our 5th Annual “A Night with an Angel”


Photos are now available from our 5 year anniversary “A Night with an Angel” event held on May 2nd. You can find them on our photo gallery page. You can also find them on our facebook page – “like” us and be the first to hear about news/events! The photos may also be easiest to download and share from facebook or our picasa page. Thank you again for making this event our most successful to date!


We thank you all for your constant support of The Emily C. Specchio Foundation!

Thank You!

Thank you to all our incredible supporters in helping make our 5th Annual “A Night with an Angel” our most successful event to date! Check back for the posting of all professional photos taken and more information from this year’s event.

This year’s inspiring video shown at the event, featuring interviews from 15 of Emily’s friends and family:

To view all our past videos, please visit our videos page!

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