Lisa’s Fund Camp Scholarship

To be awarded a camp scholarship (includes full or partial tuition, housing and meals), please REGISTER ONLINE for camp and then write an essay regarding your need.

Camper essays ONLY, no parent written essays! Essays may be submitted to:

The entry is due by July 25th, 2024 and the length should be a maximum of one page, single-spaced typed. Scholarship award winners will be chosen by the Grottini/Cosentino family by August 1st, 2023.

If you would like to donate to Lisa’s Fund you can donate via check made payable to “Lisa’s Fund” to:

Christopher Grottini
“Lisa’s Fund”
1715 Country Club Drive
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003


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Lisa’s Fund is named after Lisa Cosentino (nee Grottini), born on October 4, 1961. Lisa passed away in 2007 at the youthful age of 46 after a twenty-year fight with cancer. She is survived by her husband Richard, her mother Jennie, her sister Donna Jean, brother Christopher  (Christopher has been an integral coach at RunningWorks Camp for many years).

Lisa was a graduate of Highland Regional High School and though athletic, never really took to organized high school sports. She did, however, watch how important the sport of cross country was to her brother as he went through high school, college, and into coaching.

Throughout her fight with cancer, those that came to know Lisa would never have guessed her to be in such distress. She lived her life as any healthy person does. She worked hard, started a life with her husband and was always there for someone in need. Never once would you hear her complain. It was the hand she had been dealt, and there was no way she was going to let it get the best of her. In November of 2007, Lisa’s health deteriorated. She began to lose strength in her body and legs. However, Lisa remained the strong one in the family – right up to her passing on December 15, 2007. The way she lived her life will forever be an inspiration to her family and friends. It was her request that a fund be established through RunningWorks, Inc in order to help a young student-athlete in financial need attend camp.

Lisa’s father, Mario, passed away suddenly on March 16, 2014. Mr. Grottini fully supported Lisa’s Fund and many donations were made in his name to Lisa’s Fund. Over the years, Lisa’s fund has sent many students to camp. Lisa wanted to provide opportunities for young adults in need. Lisa’s Fund is named in her honor and shares the same goal: to be able to provide on a yearly basis scholarships to attend RunningWorks Cross Country Camp. A student-athlete will be required to provide legitimacy of their need in the form of an essay that validates that need.