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Woodbury, Connecticut

Gardella Family Scholarship

Established in 2001

By the Gardella Family

Cameron and Bonnie Gardella are long time Woodbury residents. They moved to Woodbury after their marriage in 1969, and raised two daughters, Jennifer and Emily.

Cameron and Bonnie strongly believe in the importance of serving and giving back to the community; they have been active in various organizations, including Woodbury Bethlehem Youth Soccer, the Historic Commission, Region 14 Parent Teacher Organization, and St. Teresa parish choir, among others.

Cameron became involved in the Woodbury Scholarship Fund in 1987 and has served as the Fundís President for close to 20 years now. Through the dedicated work of the Board of Trustees and the generosity of many Woodbury residents, Cameron has helped the Fund grow its endowments and grants from just 1 in 1990 to over 60 in 2009.

Now retired, Cameron had a long and distinguished career in mechanical engineering, working for the Timken Company for 38 years. His experience made it clear that a quality post-secondary education is essential for a successful career in the technical vocations.

The Gardella Family Scholarship was established to support the continuing education of students interested in mechanical engineering as well as to contribute to the growth of the Woodbury Scholarship Fundís endowments. Recipients should also have a demonstrated need and be active members of their communities.

The Gardella family is pleased to have established this endowment and its perpetual awards.

If you would like to learn more about Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholarsģ, contact us at or by mail at P.O. Box 716, Woodbury, CT  06798.