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Kevin M. Eidt Memorial Scholarship Fund

Kevin Michael Eidt

June 17, 1978 – January 23, 1997

“There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart.”

The Kevin M. Eidt Memorial Scholarship Fund, a 501(c)(3) publicly supported charitable organization, was established in honor of the exemplary achievements of Kevin, who died from cardiac arrest during his freshman year at Boston College. The Fund recognizes outstanding achievement in academics, athletics, arts, and community and religious commitment.

Kevin’s Legacy

Norwalk High School, Class of 1996
Co-valedictorian of the Class of 1996
Co-captain of the Tennis Team
Member of the Marching Band
Member of the Jazz Ensemble
NHS Honor Society Chapter named in Kevin’s memory

Boston College, Class of 2000
Posthumously received the Nicholas H. Woods award for initiative, motivation, and student leadership
The Liturgy Arts Group dedicated their I Want to Praise Your Name CD to Kevin
The men's and women's intramural basketball trophy is memorialized in Kevin's name
Eagle EMS, BC student organized group created in response to Kevin’s death, excellence award named in Kevin’s memory

American Heart Association volunteer
Save the Children Foundation volunteer
Norwalk Soup Kitchen volunteer
St. Jerome Youth Group Program leader
St. Jerome Youth Room dedicated in Kevin's name
Posthumously recognized by The Hour in October 2001 as one of a hundred Norwalk area leaders as part of Norwalk's 350th Anniversary
From Roberta Flack to Boy George: Last Fantastic Albums Ever Made written by J.J. Briggs dedicated to Kevin February 2003
Elegy for Trumpet and Harp dedicated to Kevin February 2005

NHS Scholarship Recipients at 2015 Benefit Dinner Dance

Front row left to right: Eloise Libre ’10, Alyxie Harrick ’08, Kim Devine '15, Lorena Sferlazza '11, Nina Robertson ’13, Despina Sidiropoulos ‘09

Back row left to right: Alex Libre ’12, Greg Calnon ‘97, Brody O’Brien ’14, Kevin Devine '99

NHS Scholarship Recipients at 2014 Benefit Dinner Dance

Front row left to right: Nina Robertson ’13, Alyxie Harrick ’08, Jillian Mallozzi ’98, Brody O’Brien ’14, Lauren O’Hagan ’06, Despina Sidiropoulos ‘09

Back row left to right: Eloise Libre ’10, Alex Libre ’12, Kara-Lynne Bess ’07, Greg Calnon ‘97

It's Relevant Discussion with Christian Eidt and Kim Devine

Kevin's Fund Video - Parts I and II

Part II of the Video (Youtube.com)

Latest News

Stew Leonard's to be Recognized

In grateful appreciation for 16 years of faithful support through their Wishing Well program, Stew Leonard's will be honored at our 17th Annual Benefit Dinner Dance and Scholarship Presentation on April 9th. Stew's will be join Xerox Corporation and Pepperidge Farm as Norwalk firms recognized for outstanding contributions to their community through Kevin's Fund.

2016 Dinner Dance

The 17th Annual Kevin M Eidt Memorial Dinner Dance and Scholarship Presentation will be held Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Shore and Country Club in Norwalk, CT. Tickets for the event and sponsorship opportunities are now available on our Event Page.

2016 Scholarships Awards

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Kevin's Fund will be offering $120,250 in scholarships for 2016, bringing the total value of scholarships awarded to $1.75M since the Fund's inception in 1997. Please read our Thanksgiving update letter for more details.

Dan Sullivan Joins Scholarship Selection Committee

We are pleased to welcome Dan Sullivan, Chair of the Guidance Department at Norwalk High School, to the Scholarship Selection Committee for 2016. Dan replaces Kurt Simonsen who is now the Housemaster at Fairfield Warde High School. We are very grateful to Kurt for his years of service to the Fund.

2015 Kevin's Fund Golf Tournament

Congratulations to Sean McDonough, Joe McMenimen, and Dana Ng winners of the 17th Annual Kevin's Fund Golf Tournament, held on Sunday, September 27th at Wayland Country Club in Wayland, Massachusetts. Visit our Golf Tournament pages for pictures and full tournament recap.

2015 Annual Report Letter

Read The Fund's annual update letter reviewing a remarkable year of success and support.

Scholarship Fund Accomplishments as of June 30, 2015
Funding as % of Contributions99.4%