The Karen DeLisle Memorial Scholarship Foundation (KDMSF) was established in 2005 in honor of Karen DeLisle who lost her battle with cancer. She was a daughter, a wife, a mother, and a vibrant woman. During her too short life, she had two careers taking her from the world of medicine to the world of newspaper reporting. During it all, the one constant she made clear to friends and family was how strongly she felt about education.  Hence, the focus of this Foundation.

Your support continues to honor Karen’s passion for education.

To date, we have awarded more than 70 scholarships totaling upwards of $200,000.


The KDMSF is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a public charity.

Our tax-exempt ID number is 20-2251355.

The New Jersey charity registration number is CH2839800.