June 2014

Congratulations to all our award and scholarship winners! This month we presented monetary awards to seven graduating high school seniors as follows:

The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Excellence in Math, Science or Technology (“Strive to Exceed Expectations”)
Winner – Regis High
Winner – Garden City High School (Two students)
Finalist – Garden City High School

The Stephen K. Tompsett Leadership Award (“Family & Faith First”)
Winner – Sacred Heart Academy

The Stephen K. Tompsett Christian Values Award (“I Care About People; I Can Make a Difference”
Winner – Chaminade High School

The Stephen K. Tompsett Award for Overall Excellence (“Kindness, Compassion, Leadership, Family & Faith, Academic Effort”)
Winner – Our Lady of Mercy Academy

This is the 13th year we have presented our monetary high school awards and as always, we are amazed and inspired by the applicants. Students receive between $750 and $1500 dollars.

Also in June we recognized nine graduating eighth graders from St. Joseph School for Citizenship & Character ($150), Christian Values, Community Service, Leadership (each, $100) and Honorable Mention. Recipients ($25 Barnes & Nobles gift cards).

In May, Abigail Spillane was presented with The Stephen K. Tompsett Memorial Scholarship (“Leadership – Love of Learning – Make a Difference”). This $1500 scholarship is given to a student participating in the SUNY Student Teaching in Australia program.

Congratulations to all our recipients!

May 1, 2014

It is with sadness we announce the passing of John James “Jack” Tompsett, Stephen’s father. He was 95 years young.┬áMay the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

From the Sydney Morning Herald:

Beloved husband of Rae. Dearly loved and loving father and father-in-law of Steve (deceased) and Dorry, Geoff and Sue, Liz, Ian and Kirri. Most loved, treasured and cherished grandfather of Emily, Sarah, Lachlan, Claire and Becky. Jack will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Aged 95 years. January 18, 1919 – May 1, 2014

A gentle, lovable and generous man. Always a gentleman.

May he rest in peace.

January 27, 2014

Today is Stephen’s 52nd birthday. I know he is saying to us: “May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace”.

Thank you for supporting Stephen’s Fund and most of all for remembering Steve.

December 2013

Blessed & Merry Christmas to all our friends and donors. Remember the reason for the season and let peace begin with each of us. God Bless us all.

November 2013

Thank you to all our friends and donors. It is you who make possible our continued good work in Stephen’s name. Happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving to all. May God Bless you all.

Happy Hanukkah to our friends and donors! Thank you for your continued support and especially for your remembrance of Steve.