Giving Back to the Community 2012


The Plumbing Industry Promotion Fund of New York City held an awards ceremony for 8 recipients of its 2012 scholarships. Each student was awarded an annual $2,000 scholarship. The Promotion Fund provides $80,000 in scholarships each year, to help defray their higher education costs over their next four years of college.

2012 Plumbing Industry Promotion Fund Scholarship Award Winners

(l. to r. – Ralph DeMartino; Chair Plumbing Industry Promotion Fund, Eugene Boccieri; President ACP, Richard Garner; Plumbers Local #1 Representative, Seated are the 2012 scholarship recipients)

The Plumbing Industry Promotion Fund of New York City has been awarding scholarships for 30 years. To date, the Promotion Fund has disbursed over $950,000 to more than 400 students. Participants in the Scholarship Program may attend any accredited college, university or approved technical institution in the United Sates and may select any course of study.

According to Ralph J. DeMartino, Chairman of the Promotion Fund’s Board of Trustees, the scholarship fund was created to aid the best and the brightest of the next generation in achieving their dream of a quality education at some of the finest colleges and universities in the country. With the costs of higher education ever on the rise, the Promotion Fund hopes its scholarship fund can ease the financial burden for these families and keep that dream in reach for these incredible students. “It is a privilege for the Promotion Fund to give back to our own plumbing community through the Leonard X. Farbman Scholarship Fund”, says DeMartino.

This year’s scholarship committee consisted of three distinguished educators from various institutions of higher education who had to choose from over 50 impressive applicants based upon high school grades, standardized test scores and extra-curricular activities.