Michael J. Feeney - Teaneck Scholarship Fund

Good Day Everyone!

If you were guided to this page, Thank you for your support. For those that knew my Michael, you understand the impact he left on the world. I am his first cousin Dawn, and along with family, friends and colleagues,  we are working towards keeping his legacy alive through scholarship and fundraising.

Over the last 3 years since my cousins passing, the family has provided  over $5,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors from Teaneck High School. In addition, during the 2019 mass communication day at Delaware State University, the $10,000 endowment fund in Michaels name was opened to the college students who Maintain a 3.25 GPA and are enrolled in mass communication program. 

Fundariasing never stops, and neither does the pursuit of Education. We need YOUR help to continue providing to these deserving students in Teaneck. Every $1 helps to reach our goal. In memory of the 3 years since Michaels passing,  we are raising $3,000 to continue providing these scholarships in Teaneck. Our fundraising efforts will continue every year, in and outside of our go fund me efforts,  stay tuned. The THS community scholarship ceremony will be held on Thursday 6/13/19. This Go Fund me will be up for the next 3 months. If our goal is reached, will will continue to keep open until Michaels 36th Birthday on 9/29/19.

Thank You in advance for your support.

Dawn and Family.

Below is a brief bio on Michael Feeney. 

On January 31, 2016, The world lost a young aspiring writer, Michael J. Feeney.  Feeney, who was a former reporter for The New York Daily News and served as president of the Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) – New York Chapter for four years.  He was 32. Michael died of complications from a staph infection of the kidneys. 

Michael was the recipient of the national organization’s Emerging Journalist of the Year Awardin 2010.  He was set to start a new job with CNN.com in Atlanta as an entertainment writer. Michael worked with the Daily News, The Record in New Jersey, as a reporter for The Associated Press in Detroit and an AP intern in Baltimore.  As a freelance writer, he wrote about Fetty Wap, the hip hop artist from Paterson, as well as interviews with many other artists including Jay Z, John Starks, Rhianna, Joe Budden and a host of other celebrities.

Michael also covered the largest settlement ever given out in the state of New York to the Central Park 5, which one of the exonerated 5, Korey Wise also attended Michaels funeral service. We thank him for his support during our families difficult time.
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Dawn Tennent 
Teaneck, NJ