About & Contact

Who Was Sandra Blake?

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Sandra Blake was a wife, mother and all-around woman who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in 2005. During her final days of life, her children promised her that her life and legacy will be memorialized in the form of a scholarship foundation. The foundation carries on her joy and passion which is ensuring the underprivileged and under-served are empowered through education.​   

Kelvin King, President


 Kelvin King is the youngest son of the late Sandra Blake, who lost her battle to cancer in 2005. Kelvin King is the founding president of the Sandra Blake Memorial Scholarship Foundation.  A Dowling College graduate with a BBA in Marketing, a licensed minister in the Christian faith, and an active airline pilot, Kelvin is using his education and experiences to help provide scholarships to students demonstrating  financial need. Kelvin is also a proud husband and father of two. Under Kelvin's leadership, the SandraFoundation will meet its long term goals of providing unlimited scholarship funds to students demonstrating financial need.  

Email Kelvin directly at kelvin@sandrafoundation.org

Caryn DiBrico, VP of Administration



Caryn DiBrico has been working with the SandraFoundation for a number of years now in various roles behind the scenes. She and Kelvin, our president, attended college together and worked side by side in student government and ministry. Caryn is a proud mother of four, and wife of Pastor Vincent DiBrico. She is very excited to be joining our team full-time, and can't wait to see what the future has in store for the SandraFoundation!

Email Caryn directly at caryn@sandrafoundation.org

Scholarship Directors

Yonairis Smith


 The Naomi Blake Family Legacy Scholarship

Yonairis currently attends Northampton Community College studying Social Work. From the age of twelve she has been battling a rare condition named Neurofibromatosis type 2, which causes tumors to grow on her spine and brain. Even though she is currently battling this condition, she does not allow it to justify her future and her goals. She is the second recipient of the Naomi Blake Memorial Scholarship and feels honored to be named the new director of the scholarship. She will try her best to raise funds and spread the word of the Sandra Blake Foundation. 

Email Yonairis directly at yonairis@sandrafoundation.yonairis@sandrafoundation.org

Jimmy Gracia


More information coming soon