Local residents traveled to Sacred Heart University in Connecticut Saturday to attend a memorial event for Kaitlyn Doorhy, who was struck by a car and killed near her sorority house on Aug. 22.
The aspiring attorney from Mattituck was 20 years old.
At Saturday’s event, the H.W. Wilson Foundation gave $100,000 to the university to establish an endowed scholarship in Ms. Doorhy’s memory. The scholarship will be given each year to a junior student from Long Island, according to a press release.
Harold Regan, president of the H.W. Wilson Foundation, said in a statement that his organization was deeply moved by Ms. Doorhy’s story.
“We pray for Kaitlyn’s family and hope this gesture can add to the many joyful memories of her extraordinary life,” he said.
Judite Vamvakides, director of Annual Giving at Scared Heart University, said in a statement the school is very grateful for the foundation making a generous gift in Ms. Doorhy’s memory.
“It will ensure that Kaitlyn is remembered each year and that future students will learn about all that she meant to Sacred Heart,” she said.
Ms. Doorhy’s sorority sisters also planted a magnolia tree in her memory outside the Chapel of the Holy Spirit on campus.
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