$2.2 Million Gift Given To BU For Program That Benefits Foster Kids

A $2.2 million gift will help provide teenagers in the foster care system with the opportunity to explore educational experiences at Bloomsburg University. The gift comes from the estate of Easton native Mitzi Marie Bryfogle. Her Will directed that portion of her estate go to help a public university. Her son Eric Bryfogle, executor of the estate, felt the Anchor Program at Bloomsburg University was the most deserving initiative. The Anchor Program gives teenagers from 15-to-18 years old in the foster care system, a chance to explore their academic interests and talents through a multi-year summer college experience and year-round mentorship opportunities. Since the program began in the summer of 2017, nearly 80 teens from more than 10 counties— including Columbia, Luzerne, Northumberland and Schuylkill counties—have taken part in the program.