Curry Athletic Scholarship

25 Stories for 25 Years

Jack Curry was a pillar of the Danville community. Born and raised there, he settled in Danville permanently after college and spent his career in the real estate business. Being the outgoing and social man that he was, selling houses to people in and around Danville afforded him an opportunity to meet the people who helped to build the community that he loved.

“My dad enjoyed hearing people’s stories and backgrounds, building new friendships, and striving to see the best in people,” his daughter, Lindsey Curry Goldberg, shares. “To this day, people continue to tell me they expect to see him walking down Mill Street.”

After Jack’s terminal diagnosis in 2016, his dear childhood friend, Bob Marks, recommended the idea of establishing a scholarship fund to honor Jack’s passions in the Danville community. Through help from Foundation partners like Randy May, Bob Booth, and Marty Walzer, friends and family established the Jack Curry Athletic Scholarship Fund. “My brother and I were still processing the news of our dad’s cancer and were not in a state of mind to come up with creative and thoughtful ways to honor him. We are very grateful for this scholarship fund—it is a way to keep his memory alive while doing good for others,” Lindsey writes.


Jack (right) with childhood friend Bob Marks (left).


Football at Penn State (Jack, far right).

Jack excelled in sports and went on to play football for Penn State. He continued to support Danville and Penn State sports up until the end. To recognize his love for athletics, the scholarship fund benefits Danville High School graduates who have participated in athletics and demonstrate sportsmanship and leadership. Since its creation, the fund has awarded 8 scholarships in Jack’s memory.

“Our friends and family continue to donate to the fund, and it is heartwarming to know it will always be there in perpetuity to honor dad’s legacy. It has been a privilege to shepherd this scholarship in his memory while providing a little boost to deserving students ahead of their next, exciting life chapter.”


High School Basketball. Jack #10, Bob Marks #31.