The historic district has renamed its scholarship
in memory of Dottie and Joe Gutenkauf.
In Feburary of this year, the Van Wyck Brooks Historic District voted to rename its annual scholarship award for graduating Plainfield high school seniors in memory of Dottie and Joe Gutenkauf.
The Gutenkaufs were residents, members and strong supporters of the VWB Historic District as well as activists in the community at large.
Recipients of the scholarship award are high school seniors, chosen by a volunteer scholarship committee of VWB members, who have submitted written essays on topics related to community building, followed by interviews with the finalists.
The Gutenkauf children, Jon and Polly, are pleased their parents are being honored in this way by the neighborhood Dottie and Joe called home for many years.
If you wish to make a contribution to the fund, or learn more about it, go to the Van Wyck Brooks Historic District website here. Clicking on the "Donate" button will allow you to make a contribution using a credit card.
For those who prefer sending a check, the address is --
Make checks payable to "VWBHD" and put "Gutenkauf Scholarship" in the memo line.Van Wyck Brooks Historic District
P. O. Box 2618
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Your contribution will ensure Dottie and Joe's legacy will be honored into the future. Thank you!
-- Dan Damon [follow]