United Way of Long Island was honored to call Scott Martella a friend. Scott was a devoted fiancé, loving son, caring brother, loyal friend, remarkable mentor, dedicated public servant and brightened so many lives in our community.
Scott was a rising star in the New York State political sphere and was a dedicated public servant who impacted thousands of lives across Long Island and the state. Before the age of 30 Scott had already begun to assemble a list of accomplishments that included being the youngest member in the history of the Smithtown Central School District Board and was a key liaison to Governor Cuomo during Superstorm Sandy. In the immediate aftermath of the storm, Scott’s keen understanding of the region and unrelenting work ethic helped to provide much-needed assistance to the thousands of Long Islanders who were impacted by the unprecedented event. Scott also served as the director of communications for Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.
The Scott Martella Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Stacy and Stephen Martella in honor of their son Scott. The Fund provides scholarships to students who will be attending college whose studies may include international relations or public service. In addition, a yearly community service project in coordination with Smithtown Central School District will be held in Scott’s memory.
Charitable contributions to The Scott Martella Memorial Scholarship Fund may be made online, or may be mailed directly to: United Way of Long Island, 819 Grand Blvd., Deer Park, NY 11729.
Please add The Scott Martella Memorial Scholarship Fund on the envelope and on the memo section of your check.