“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Luke 12:34
Luke Matthew Parlatore, a promising and charitable young athlete, passed away on January 27, 2002, at the age of 17. An all-volunteer, not-for-profit scholarship foundation has been established in his name. The Foundation’s intention is to award high school graduating track athletes with scholarships to their college of choice; as well as, contributing to community charities and local needs.
It is the intention of the foundation to carry out the legacy of Luke’s character, personal drive, leadership, and commitment to community.
“… these character building aspects of track are the bricks that have
built what I believe is the most valuable lesson of my immediate life.
This is the understanding that I must always keep myself
vital and refined mentally, physically, spiritually and socially.”
-Luke Matthew Parlatore
Our mission is to support young people who embody these ideals with the intention of developing future community leaders.
The Luke M. Parlatore Scholarship Foundation believes that on Staten Island our “most valuable commodity” is our people. Our efforts to encourage community service among high school students can have a positive impact on young lives. Acknowledging high school leaders with college scholarships will help to build a stronger, more community oriented and more productive Staten Island.
By investing in our future, we all benefit.
Since 2002, Luke’s Foundation has awarded $140,000 in scholarships and contributed over $37,000 to local community charities ALL thanks to family, friends and local businesses contributions!