June 15, 2018 A beloved New Jersey school teacher who passed away in 2011 is still leaving her mark on the […]
June 15, 2018
A beloved New Jersey school teacher who passed away in 2011 is still leaving her mark on the district in a huge way.
The teacher in Dumont, New Jersey, devoted 45 years of her life to helping students with learning disabilities.
Via Cava died in 2011. And this April, the Dumont Public Schools received something they never expected: a check from her estate for $1 million.
She had no kids of her own and the school was the most important thing in her life. She didn’t live a very lavish lifestyle, so she was able to amass a small fortune just from saving.
The school district’s business administrator, Kevin Cartotto, said he was shocked by the donation. He added that Via Cava was a lovely person who seemed the type to make such a grand gesture. Cartotto said this is the biggest gift he has seen in his years with the school district.
School superintendent Emanuele Triggiano calls Via Cava’s gift “a blessing.”
Triggiano toldthat Via Cava’s money will create a scholarship fund to help special-needs students seek post-secondary education. One student will receive a yearly award of up to $25,000.