Raymond F. Shea Memorial Scholarship

In late March, we were saddened by the loss of our dear friend, Raymond F. Shea Jr. Ray was a visionary, a dreamer, a creator and a humanitarian. We knew him best as a family man who was a successful attorney, a real estate developer, co- creator of Laurita Winery, and a true philanthropist. He dedicated his time and expertise to healthcare and education for over 40 years. He was proud member of our very own Board of Trustees here at Georgian Court University as well as the Saint Barnabas Healthcare System. He worked tirelessly to support these great institutions as well as many others.

Ray was a passionate about helping people. People came to Ray with their dreams as well as their burdens. He always took the time to listen, to understand, to provide council and truly care for those who needed it most. His wisdom regarding life’s challenges was extraordinary and will be missed by all.

To honor his life and his legacy, we will be establishing the Raymond F. Shea Memorial Scholarship here at Georgian Court University. This scholarship will ensure his memory in perpetuity and provide students with the necessary resources to follow their hopes and dreams. The scholarship will be given to a student who embodies a sense of community and has a positive impact through their volunteerism and their path of studies. The Raymond F. Shea Memorial Scholarship will strengthen our mission, support our mercy core values and honor Ray’s legacy for years to come.