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Thank you for visiting the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc. website. Vicki lost her life tragically in the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, CT on December 14, 2012 protecting her first grade students. Many of those students are alive today because of her heroic efforts.

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The mission of The Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc. is to promote a love of education by honoring Vicki’s passion for life and commitment to teaching. In carrying on with Vicki’s legacy, all donations and money raised goes to the fund and is used to support many important and vital educational initiatives and fulfill the literacy needs of the Stratford, CT community. For more information, please click on each one below.

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heart-updated “The Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship” is awarded annually to four graduating seniors who are all pursuing a college degree in the field of education. The scholarship is given to two local students, one state-wide and one national. All recipients of the scholarship must demonstrate excellence in academics, extracurricular activities and leadership skills. The recipients must also demonstrate the spirit to Live, Laugh, and Love both life and education the way Vicki did.

heart-updated “Miss Soto Literacy Legacy Project” provides over 250 classrooms and teachers across the Stratford K-6 school district with five selected books over the course of each academic school year. These books are a reflection of the creative and innovative learning that Miss Soto would encourage in her classroom and promote love, kindness, acceptance and self-worth. Teachers also receive mentor texts that correspond with the given books and spread a message of compassion and support.

heart-updated Substantial financial support to Stratford Board of Education to bridge the gap in literacy funding and provide resources to support programming that impacts students directly.

o be used for literacy education and provide resources to support programming that impacts students directly. – See more at: http://vickisotomemorial.com/20000-donation-to-stratford-boa/#sthash.RARAyncc.dpuf
o be used for literacy education and provide resources to support programming that impacts students directly. – See more at: http://vickisotomemorial.com/20000-donation-to-stratford-boa/#sthash.RARAyncc.dpuf

heart-updated Funding of Stratford K-2 after school tutoring programs and funding of Stratford Library programing for the arts, music, theater and creative classes.

heart-updated Town-wide literacy and library efforts.

heart-updated Funding of individual local teachers “donors choose” projects that public education budgets cannot support.

heart-updated Book drives and the creation of classroom libraries.

heart-updated Financial sponsorship of academically gifted students in summer learning experiences.

heart-updated Support of other nonprofit educational organizations that promote education.

The Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc. is an official 501c(3) public charity organization. Thank you so much for your continued support and generous donations.

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The Vicki Soto Memorial Fund Inc.
Stratford Post Office
P.O. Box 411
411 Barnum Avenue
Stratford, CT 06614

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