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. Read more about their story in Givers of the World: Celebrating 25 years of student support by the Fry Family Foundation.
In 2017, FFF celebrated 20 years of providing charitable support. That occasion was an opportunity to revisit our mandate and plans for the future. From that process came a reaffirmation of FFF support for disadvantaged segments of society, and also support for the development of leadership skills within our student population. A commitment was made to focus the efforts and resources of the Foundation towards Newfoundland and Labrador. In 2021, we will seek to deepen the impact of our philanthropy by incorporating more education and leadership deliverables into our projects whenever possible.
FFF projects and funds are directed towards organizations that demonstrate strong, capable and energetic management, fiscal accountability and tax compliance. All charities we support must pass the USA public charity test or maintain status as a hospital, university, school or community.
Read about our 2020-21 scholarship recipients from CNA, MUN and MI. Learn about FFF announcements with MUN, MI and CNA outlining new awards and programs that foster Leadership, Service Learning and Entrepreneurship. Watch MUN Student Engineers talk about a Service Learning work term at Government House. Read about FFF in the news.
Fry Family Foundation helps to build stronger communities by supporting health, social causes, nature and the arts. The Foundation also invests in the development of the future talent of youth through numerous scholarships and partnerships with Educational Institutions.
Board of Trustees
Fry Family Foundation is governed by a Board comprised of family members who set policy and ensure the Foundation's good governance.
Darryl Fry - Chairman
Marlene Fry - Vice Chair
Paul Burt - President
Marie Burt - Vice President Operations
Erin Burt - Trustee
Griffin Ferguson - Trustee
Cheryl Fry -Trustee
April Lee - Trustee
Judy Repple - Trustee
Gerry Repple - Trustee
Friends of the Fry Family Foundation
FFF Friends provide input on projects and represent The Foundation at events.
Phil Warren - Senior Advisor; Betty Badcock, Patricia Burt, Corinne Dunne, Clarice Goodyear, Barbara Hefferton, Betty Jerrett, Eric Jerrett, George Mclaughlin, Tiia Mclaughlin, Deanne Peters, Rob Simms, Lona Warren