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Scholarships and Beyond: Introducing Dapp Inspired.
Family of the late Michael Dappolone forms charitable organization to benefit students pursuing STEM and education.
Cherry Hill, N.J. - June 4, 2018 -- Dapp Inspired is a newly formed charitable organization that aims to motivate and inspire students to pursue studies in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math, and education. Founded by the family of Mike “Dapp” Dappolone, who passed away from colon cancer at age 39, the organization continues Mike’s passions for the sciences, education, and making people smile.
Dapp Inspired will be launching several initiatives, namely the Michael Dappolone Memorial Scholarship, available to graduating seniors from Cherry Hill East and Haddon Township High School. Future endeavors include technology donations, mentorships, and much more.
“Mike was constantly striving to make a difference in the lives of others,” says his wife, Kristie Dappolone, vice president of Dapp Inspired. “He wanted to be remembered for the differences that he made and we are ensuring that his dream is fulfilled through this organization.”
She is joined in the organization by Mike’s family: parents Anthony and Linda; sisters Jenn and Kim; and brother Brian; as well as colleague Liz Mennig and close friend Sean Clayton.
Dapp Inspired: Innovate. Educate. Learn.
About Dapp Inspired: Mike Dappolone was a father, husband, son, brother, uncle, Eagle Scout and highly respected educator in South Jersey. He graduated from Cherry Hill West in 1995 and obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. He taught at Cherry Hill East for nine years, where he was affectionately called “Dapp.” In 2013, Mike became K-12 Supervisor of Instruction of Haddon Township Public Schools. A father of two, Mike loved summers at the swim club and trips to Disney with his family. He lost his battle with colon cancer at age 39. Dapp Inspired continues Mike’s unfinished pursuit to inspire a love for the sciences and learning in students across South Jersey.
Visit www.DappInspired.org for more information.