Procacci Brothers and Santa Sweets Donate $17,400 to Camden Catholic High School for Estrella Naciente Scholarship Program

Procacci Brothers and Santa Sweets Donate $17,400 to Camden Catholic High School for Estrella Naciente Scholarship Program

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CHERRY HILL, NJ - Procacci Brothers is emphasizing its roots and community after supporting Camden Catholic High School’s “Estrella Naciente” (Rising Star) Scholarship Program. As a part of its efforts, the company presented the school with a check for $17,400.

Joseph M. Procacci (J.M.), Chief Operating Officer, Procacci Brothers“We established Estrella Naciente because most of the people that work for us are Hispanic,” said Procacci Brothers’ CEO and Camden Catholic alumnus J.M. Procacci. “We’re honored to have this opportunity to give back to a community that has given so much to our family’s businesses.”

According to a company press release, the Estrella Naciente Scholarship Program at CCHS is a partnership between Procacci Brothers Sales Corporation, Santa Sweets Inc., and the Spanish Sports Network to provide generous tuition assistance to Hispanic students at Camden Catholic. 

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To this day, the scholarship is funded through a pledge made by J.M. Procacci prior to the 2016 season to donate $100 for every home run hit by the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team, with the Phillies hitting a total of 174 home runs in the 2017 season.

During the ceremony in which Procacci Brothers presented its donation, Demetrio Sampson and Robert Parcheco-Montes were recognized in front of their classmates as the 2018 scholarship recipients.

Mary Whipkey, President, Camden Catholic High School"The Estrella Naciente Scholarship continues to be a wonderful opportunity for our students and their families,” said Camden Catholic President Mary Whipkey. “We are grateful and blessed to have the Procacci family as an integral part of the Camden Catholic community and we look forward to witnessing the dedication, motivation, and success of these promising students". 

Procacci Brothers and Santa Sweets have also established an Estrella Naciente Scholarship program at Bridgeton High School in Cumberland County NJ, which so far has been presented more than $50,000 after the first annual Estrella Naciente Golf Classic helped raise proceeds. This year’s tournament will be held on October 1, 2018 at Medford Village Country Club in Medford, NJ. For more information, please visit

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