The Fry Family Foundation (FFF) is a private, U.S. based organization. It was founded and funded by Darryl and Marlene Fry, who were born and educated in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. In 1996, Darryl created five scholarships at Memorial University (MUN) to reward the accomplishments of the next generation and to recognize individuals who had inspired him. Establishing these scholarships inspired him to co-found the Fry Family Foundation with his wife Marlene in 1997.
The Fry Family Foundation helps to build stronger communities by supporting health, social causes, nature and the arts and by investing in the development of the future talent of youth through numerous scholarships. As Darryl Fry has said, "The foundation provides financial support and encouragement to passionate leaders and volunteers who do good things in the community.”
In 2017, the Fry Family Foundation celebrated 20 years of providing charitable support to groups and organizations. That occasion was an opportunity to revisit the Foundation’s mandate and plans for the future. From that process came a reaffirmation of the Fry Family Foundation’s support for disadvantaged segments of society, and also support for the development of leadership skills within our student population. There was a commitment made to focus the efforts and resources of the Foundation towards the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Statement of Values and Ethical Principles
Fry Family Foundation projects and funds are directed towards organizations that demonstrate strong, capable and energetic management, fiscal accountability and tax compliance. All the charities we support must pass the USA public charity test or maintain status as a hospital, university, school or community.
Board of Trustees
Darryl Fry - Chairman
Marlene Fry - Vice Chair
Paul Burt - President
Marie Burt - Vice President Operations
Cheryl Fry - Senior Trustee
April Lee - Senior Trustee
Judy Repple - Senior Trustee
Gerry Repple - Senior Trustee
Griffin Ferguson - Junior Trustee
Erin Burt - Junior Trustee
Friends of the Fry Family Foundation
The role of Friends of the Fry Family Foundation is to give input on projects and to represent the Foundation at events such as Scholarship Presentations when Trustees are unable to attend.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Phil Warren - Senior Advisor