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Friendship Scholarship Foundation

UC Merced

Lantern Room

Elizabeth Boonstra McFadden

UC Davis Veterinary Class of 1982

Robert & Janet Sondag Bradford

Jaime Bond

Gaye Naiditch

Jeff, Karen, Emily & Nathan Baladad

R Bruce Miller

Dalvir & Kamaljit Chahal

Adam & Mary Sacchetti

Steven, Beverly & Mark Rowan

Gerry & Doris Peterson Family

Krishna, Suma, Vikas & Ramesh Thondapu

The Student Body Council of Our Lady of Mercy School

Gerald W Corman

Christine, James, Nancy, Judd, Yvette & Jason Bittis

Beaver Creek Farm & Rodney Dill

Kaitlin Kanabay

Nicole Seneca

Caslin Distributing

Mike & Sue Rager

Lidia C Sanseau

Gus & Teresa Scoto

David Lesher

Janet Ayers

Jim & Patty Willis Gabel

Bobby & Tina Olivarez Nelson

Valley Animal Hospital

Drew Gleason

Thanh Thi Nhu Tran

Creed, Ellen & Spencer Rowan

Juan Valdez, Jr

In Loving Memory of Susie Rossi

Rick, Becky & Alex De Busk

In Loving Memory of Ramesh Garisa

Vikram Lakireddy

Mary Ellen Easby

Gary Rieke

Stillbow Ranch Duck Club

Doris & Lou Gonella

Me n Ed’s Pizza

Richard W Allinson

Robert & Kim Rogina

Rick & Tami Davidson

Derrick Olzack

Daniel M Franey

Dan Morrow

David & Holly Zacharias

Gabel Johnson

Sophie Kanabay

Isabella Knittel

Santa Fe Pet Hospital

Hari Singh

EJ Almo & Madeleine Lorenzi

Skip & Michelle George

Katy Proietti



Christine B McFadden

Kurt & Catherine McFadden Huffmaster Family

Paul Umeda

Lexie Endo Ng & Janelle, Cayla & Dina Kityama

Jon & Brenda Wolfson

Mike Hayes

James, Sabra, Samantha, Sabrina, Lexi & Tori Abbate

Jim & Marcie Correa

Vernon & Camille Haraburda Williams

Linda Tatum & Robert Davis

Nicholas Velasquez

Matt Makinson

Glenn & Virginia Walters

Curt & Ruth Peterson

Cathy Westlund

Assemblywoman Barbara Matthews

Hanimireddy & Vijaya Lakireddy

Nancy Evans

Jenny Imberi

In Loving Memory of Jeanette Corman

Bettylou George and Family

Reba White

Dario & Jo Giampaoli

The Zajac Family

Robert & LaDeane Parker

Don & Sharon Dooley

Bobby M Hoang

Robert & Linda Olzack

I Believe In YOU!

Coby Ann La Mattina

Christian Madayag

Elmo M Giampaoli

Mike & Patty Keennon

Senator Jeff Denham & family

Kathleen M Crookham

Sid Lakireddy

Don & Joan Brammer

In Loving Memory of Mary Lohman

Takeshi & Takako Endo

Tom & Sherry Hawker

Clifford & Alice Spendlove

Fred & Peggie Reeves

Damon Goldstein

Merced Downtown Rotary

Sharon Lohman

Sherrie Spendlove Gallo

Joseph Raggio

Matt & Erin Willis

Lori Rossi

Siana Velasquez

Paul & Heidi Raggio Family

WalMart Merced 2039

Jerald & Elizabeth Young

Wendy Fister & Katelyn Tassey

Darren & Nick Pouncey



On May 13, 2006 the MSSM Friendship Scholarship Foundation, celebrated with friends, family, and the University of California, Merced in the dedication of the McFadden-Willis Reading Room.


This room is a contemplative reading room one story higher than the rest of the library, with windows that spill light out over the campus and valley at night.  It bears a portrait of the four children whose lives inspired the Friendship Scholarships, and a gorgeous carved crystal plaque honoring all donors to the Foundation.  Dedicated in memory of Melanie, Stanley, Stuart, and Michelle, this room will help our community remember the gifts that these children were to those around them.


The McFadden-Willis Reading Room would not have been possible without the generous support of our donors. Our sincere appreciation goes out to:






















































































I am the dust in the sunlight, I am the ball of the sun,

To the dust I say: Remain. And to the sun: Roll on.


I am the mist of morning, I am the breath of evening.

I am the rustling of the grove, the surging wave of the sea.


I am the mast, the rudder, the steersman and the ship.

I am the coral reef on which it founders.


I am the tree of life and the parrot in its branches,

Silence, thought, tongue and voice.


I am the breath of the flute, the spirit of man,

I am the spark in the stone, the gleam of gold in the metal,


The candle and the moth fluttering round it,

The rose and the nightingale drunk with its fragrance.


I am the chain of being, the circle of the spheres,

The scale of creation, the rise and the fall.


I am what is and is not. I am - O Thou who knowest,

Jelaleddin, oh, say it - I am the soul in all.



My sincere and heart-felt appreciation to all,

      Christine B. McFadden, DVM



UC Merced

Friendship Day

Friendship Day is hosted by the Student Alumni Association in honor of the McFadden family to spread awareness about the MSSM Scholarship Foundation. The Student Alumni Association is highlighting the importance of friendship because SAA recognizes the friendships fostered at

UC Merced will help carry forward in one’s life and career. Since students are away from their families, they depend on their friends through their college journey. As a result of this day, we hope to bring a better understanding to students about the history behind the MSSM Friendship Scholarship, Friendship Day, and the Friendship Cookie that unites all Bobcats.

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