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The PBA Widows’ and Children’s Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) provides aid and assistance to widows, widowers and eligible dependents of police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Eligibility is defined as all widows, widowers and children of active police officers who lose their lives in the line of duty as the Directors may deem either worthy of or otherwise in need of relief or assistance. Benefits are determined on a yearly basis, by a majority vote of the committee established to oversee procedures. Benefits provided to eligible beneficiaries vary on a yearly basis, depending on, among other things, the availability of funds.
The mission of the Joseph Pritchard Foundation is to honor the memory of Joseph Pritchard by encouraging young people to attain higher education so that they may achieve personal growth and reach their career goals. By receiving financial relief, the foundation hopes to provide the recipient with the ability to better prepare themselves for life's many challenges. The Foundation seeks to support the recipient to realize success within their families, communities and beyond. Joey's qualities included his loyalty and devotion to family and friends and his passion for education and athletics. The Foundation shall select recipients of awards who demonstrate qualities that make them deserving of an award in Joseph's memory.