Scholarship Fund Details 

We support 4 scholarships that will go to Haverhill High students. These kids were so near and dear to Michelle's heart! 

Foster Care / DCF $1000 
Children in need of a helping hand lost an advocate. We are taking this small step of softening that blow. The recipient of this scholarship is given a little boost from Michelle, who is still making lives better. 
2020  -  Nathan Sleight
2021  - Aidan Corcoran 
2022- Kristy Sandman 

Running Scholarship $1000
No greater bonds are made than that of friends suffering out on the road. Michelle made some good friends out of her passion for running.  The recipient of this scholarship will just be the latest! 
2020  Trinity Levesque
2021 Kaylee Chmieleski 
2022 Brynn Lecours 

Cancer Impact Scholarship $1000 
Sorry for swearing but "f-  cancer" is a theme embraced by our organization. We realize that everyone is affected by this terrible disease, but this scholarship is a tribute the the enduring spirit of those who battle it. 
2020  Kaila Nelson  
2021 Brendan Whalen 
2022 Dionis Llupo 

Future Social Worker $1000
Michelle's impact on her community was significant and we look forward to help out the next generation of child advocates! 
2020  Derek Marczak  
2021 Ariann LeCours 
2022 Amber Pagliuca 

Our Donations 

In addition to our scholarship fund, we donate money to charities that were important to Michelle. Her battle with cancer did not define her, but did impact her significantly. There were countless people that supported her and this is our way of giving back. Note that our focus is on giving individuals a little boost when they need it the most. 

Side note...Not only did Michelle care about the people she helped in the community, but she also had a love for our 4 legged friends and we do as well!  

We are also proud of our partnerships with  

St. Anns Home in Methuen MA 

Community Action in Haverhill MA 

Who Are We 

The founding members of MishStrong come from various backgrounds and skill sets. We are bound together by our sense of loss of our beloved Michelle. She was so deeply ingrained in our lives that we cannot simply absorb her passing. In order to move forward we are putting our collective energies into continuation of her legacy of helping others within the community she fought so hard to improve. 

Mishstrong is dedicated to supporting the community by providing scholarships to future leaders in social work. We also directly provide much need resources and moral support to our partners in the areas of early learning / head start as well as to foster homes and schools.

 Let's build stronger futures together. 

Friends and Sponsors of

We could not be here without the support of these fine contributors 

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Official Accounting Firm of Mishstrong! 
Edward C. David & Company    

Featured Sponsor!!
Minco Development

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Featured Sponsor & Official Bank of Mishstrong!

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Rogers Spring Hill 
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Official Troublemakers 
Boettcher Family

Official Beach Bums 
DeLuca Family 

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The Izzi Family 

Who We Support 

Michelle Benedetti Memorial Scholarship Fund 

Food Pantries 
Sacred Heart Parish 
Lazarus House
All Saints Parish 

Targeted Grants 

Intake Bags for foster children partnered with St. Anns Home and school

Book fairs to support Head Start in Haverhill