Technology Donors


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Are you ready for a matching challenge? To inspire your generosity, an anonymous donor made a $25,000 matching gift. Don’t let this giving opportunity to double your impact slip away. Become a Director Sponsor @ $1,000 and make your gift count to awarding laptop scholarships. Do twice the good with one donation. 

CLICK HERE to become a Director Sponsor today! 
Hall of Fame Co-Chair Ruby H. Melton and a laptop scholarship recipient share a message and bring their voices to address this challenge:

“A laptop is a very tangible way we can make a difference in the lives of our Gateway students during a very difficult time. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended their semesters and, as much as possible, we want to make sure it doesn’t upend their studies or their educational goals.” 
                                                                                                                                   -Ruby H. Melton

“ I am writing this letter to express my thanks and appreciation for selecting me as a recipient of the Laptop Scholarship for Gateway Community College. It will provide the technology needed to access my courses, prepare/edit assignments, and join in virtual classrooms and meetings.”
                                                                                                               - Laptop Scholarship Recipient

Laptop Challenge


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Director Sponsors 
(Technology Donors)

Equity in Education

Albertus Magnus College

Helene & Jeffrey Augustine

Thomas and Colleen Beirne

Dr. William “Terry” and Yulonda Brown

C.A. White

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP

Daniel Caron

Mary Ellen & Thomas Cody

Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce

Halsey Associates, Inc.

Housatonic Community College Foundation

LaKisha Jordan

Junior Achievement of Southern New England

Liberty Bank

Mimi Lines

Erika and Mark Lynch

Marcum, LLP

Linda Randell

Regional Water Authority

Gladys Soto

The Suzio York Hill Companies

Susan Swirsky

Wells Fargo Bank

Workforce Alliance

Yale University

Kevin & Robin Dougherty

Evelyn & Richard Gard

Paul & Cynthia McCraven

New Haven Bank

Winstanley Enterprises, LLC Laptop Scholarship Recipients share their stories


Tatsiana Maroz

“I want to say thank you to my scholarship donor, Winstanley Enterprises, LLC for this Laptop Scholarship. I am very happy to receive this scholarship. The Laptop Scholarship is very important to me because it can make a big difference in my education. I am preparing to go to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, and I am taking required and co-requisite courses. This Scholarship increased my interest in education, and gave me the motivation to work harder in college. The Laptop Scholarship will help to focus on studies and my future profession. Also, this Scholarship will contribute to my long-term goals. I want to say thank you so much to

Winstanley Enterprises, LLC for this opportunity.”


Shawn Paquette

“Thank you so much for the generous laptop scholarship! I’ve owned the laptop I currently use since 2015 and sometimes the display does not function until it is restarted. I’ve worked low skill/ high labor jobs and eventually built up the desire and confidence to go to college as a first-generation student while working full time. My mother, seeing me successfully navigate college, has also began pursuing a degree herself. With covid and current technology trends, a laptop is a very important and required part of the program. I intend to pursue being an RN at the West Haven Veterans Hospital. Winstanley Enterprises LLC, you were the first scholarship I have ever applied for and received in my life. Thank you so much, I am very grateful.” 


Sharlene Peters-Frederick

“It is an honor to be one of the recipients of your 2021 laptop scholarship. I am immensely grateful to you and your company for providing me with this gift. This laptop will allow me to stay abreast of my coursework without the distraction and challenge of a malfunctioning laptop. I intend to use this gift to continue to excel in my courses here at Gateway. I am currently enrolled in prerequisite courses and hope to pursue a degree in nursing and public health in the near future. Thank you for supporting my academic pursuits, I am profoundly grateful for this opportunity.”

Our scholars thank you for your donations!

“I want to say thank you so much again for choosing me as a recipient for your laptop scholarship. This truly will help with my education and directly affect my career plans for the future. Having a science heavy course load is already enough but on an ancient and slow computer, it makes things that much more challenging. I cannot wait to be able to quickly access online study material and other helpful content.”


“I am overwhelmed with gratitude to have been selected to receive the Laptop Scholarship award from your organization. This noble gesture has indeed lessened my financial burdens as a student and head of household. For instance, last semester my old computer crashed while I was taking my mid-term examination. It broke my heart because I barely had enough money for my monthly bills that will never stop coming. I prayed for an opportunity like this. I am so honored that you considered me as a recipient of a brand-new Laptop Computer.”


“I am writing to thank you for your generous Laptop Scholarship. By awarding me the Laptop Scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden, which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school: learning. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community.”


“Thank you so much for selecting me as the recipient of your scholarship. All my classwork and homework are reliant on having internet connectivity, but my laptop malfunctioned in the middle of last semester. I was not able to replace it due to me being unemployed. Your scholarship came at a time when I needed it most ” 


“Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to receive a laptop. This scholarship award is very important to me since I’ve been struggling with my old computer. Receiving this award will be a daily remind to keep pushing forward to new goals.”