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To make a donation to worthy causes in Catherine's memory and/or to learn more about those that were important to her

The Catherine J. Malatesta Scholarship
The Sarcoma Foundation of America
Two scholarships will be awarded each year to two Arlington High School seniors, a male and a female, who choose a four year college or university, and whose experience at AHS mirrored Catherine’s in that they excelled at both varsity sports, the performing arts and were natural leaders and/or volunteers.

To donate to Catherine's scholarship fund please make a check payable to: Malatesta Scholarship Fund 

Mail to:
Treasurer's Office
Arlington Town Hall
869 Mass. Ave.
Arlington, MA  02476

c/o  Malatesta Scholarship

or, click here to make an online donation via our go fund me account.
The mission of the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) is to advocate for sarcoma patients by funding research and by increasing awareness about the disease. The organization raises money to privately fund grants for sarcoma researchers and conducts education and advocacy efforts on behalf of sarcoma patients. Click here to donate .
YMCA Camp Coniston
The Children's Room
YMCA Camp Coniston is a co-ed residential summer camp located on Lake Coniston in Croydon, NH.  Camp Coniston is surrounded by 1200 acres of camp-owned, forested land. During each 2-week session, Coniston hosts 370 girls and boys, ages 8-15.

Catherine was a camper at Coniston for three summers and then was selected as a Camper in Training (CIT) for the summer she died. Coniston was Catherine's self-proclaimed heaven on earth.  She loved everything about camp especially its non-judgemental environment where every camper could truly be his/herself and could take risks.  Catherine enjoyed mentoring younger campers and was an avid participant in the camp musical each session. Catherine forged incredibly deep and meaningful friendships at Camp Coniston. Friendships that our family will carry on for the rest of our lives.

In 2015, Camp Coniston established a Campership in Catherine's name.  Every summer, and into perpetuity, an economically disadvantaged child will be able to experience the magic of Coniston in Catherine's name. That would make Catherine very proud.

​In their Spring 2016 newsletter, Coniston wrote a lovely story about Catherine and the generous donations they had received in Catherine's memory that allowed them to create the Campership. You can read it here.
The Children's Room is a bereavement center located in Arlington, MA that supports children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling.  In a group setting children explore their grief in a safe, supportive environment so that they do not have to grieve alone.  It brings hope and healing to hurting children and teens.  Parents and caregivers meet in groups simultaneously and share their stories of parenting through grief, their struggles, etc.

Catherine was a big supporter of The Children's Room.  She participated in many Memory Walks and in 5th grade she took a tour and then wrote about the organization in an essay. Cat wrote how if she won the lottery she would donate money to The Children's Room "to make people feel better who have lost someone special in their life."  Little did Cat know that those people would be her two brothers and that the someone special would be her.

​In November 2016, to coincide with Catherine's 18th birthday and to permanently recognize all of the funds raised by The Children's Room in Catherine's memory, the Teen Room was officially dedicated to Catherine.  
Catherine's name badge from her tour of The Children's Room