Maxatawny Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
December 22, 1865 - May 29, 1955
Born of humble background in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, Clarence Schock grew to be a man of high principle, an extraordinarily generous philanthropist, deeply committed to the well-being of the people of his community. He established and personally endowed the Clarence Schock Foundation (originally the Sico Foundation, renamed in his honor) in support of "public educational, literary and scientific purposes."
He chose to award scholarships as the principal mode of his educational philanthropy and challenged each recipient "to become a teacher of the youth of your community and to help create a richer, more abundant life for all."
The Clarence Shock Foundation continues his legacy through scholarship support to deserving college students.
Erected 2011 by The Clarence Schock Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Education.
Location. 40° 30.579′ N, 75° 47.076′ W. Marker is in Maxatawny Township, Pennsylvania, in Berks CountyTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15184A Kutztown Rd, Kutztown PA 19530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wiesenberger Alumni Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Nathan C. Schaeffer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kutztown Airport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thompson Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Town Crier's House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kutztown Army National Guard Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Pennsylvania Dutch Ballads (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cider Making (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maxatawny Township.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.