The SCS March Meeting at the Bigelow Chapel at Mount Auburn Cemetery will be rescheduled. More details coming soon.
Join us at Bigelow Chapel at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge MA, for a unique visit to the cemetery. See where our former members and family are buried first-hand, and learn more about the SCS plot preservation efforts.
We will be providing sandwiches, coffee, tea, and water.
Please make every effort to attend.
PLEASE RSVP BELOW IF YOU ARE ATTENDING (or check your inbox and reply to Wayne’s all-member email)
Interested in attending a Burns Supper this year? Below are several options available throughout New England!
Are you an SCS member? Send photos of you/your party celebrating Robert Burns in 2023 to ScotsCharitableBoston@gmail.com to share on our website and social media channels. $10 Dunkin Donut gift card to each member who submits a photo we can share.
Thank you to all who registered for our curling event. The event is now Sold Out! Stay tuned for updates, and for those who registered, we look forward to seeing you on February 4th 2-5pm at Broomstones Curling Club.
Dear Friends and Members of the Scots’ Charitable Society:
The Scots’ Charitable Society has been helping prospective students of Scottish descent attend college for over 30 years. We started with modest grants to a handful of students to twenty-six students receiving collectively in excess of $95,000 this past summer. I received a scholarship from the Society in 1970. College tuition back then was quite a bit less than it is today. The scholarship was a big help for me even though I was working while also being a full-time student. The cost of college has risen so dramatically that it is unaffordable for many students and families; this concerns me.
The Scots’ Charitable Society has been part of my family for three generations. Both of my grandfathers (one used to play football for the old Glasgow Rangers in the late 1910s), my father (who was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland), and me. I became a member sometime around 1980, and I was elected Treasurer in 1981. I held that position for 15 years until my personal and business life began to take over. After spending 40+ years working in corporate finance, I retired in 2019. In January 2022, I was again elected Treasurer, following Fred Hoffman’s retirement from that position. For me, it is a way of giving back to the Society and carrying on the tradition set by my father and grandfathers of “Scots helping Scots.”
Over the last 365 years, the Society has cared for the sick and indigent, buried the dead, housed the poor, and helped Scots attend college. I recently came across an interesting statistic that I wanted to share with you: the Scots’ Charitable Society has given out close to $1.1 million in scholarship awards over the last 10 years, which is a great achievement! As we try to position the Society for the next generation, your help is needed more than ever.
Your tax-deductible gift of $25, $50, $75, or an amount you are comfortable with will make a difference in the lives of prospective college students, and your donation will also help us to continue our mission of helping other Scots in need of help.
Jeffrey J. Barr Treasurer Scots’ Charitable Society