Founded by parents Anastasios and Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Vrenios for grants and scholarships supporting music and the performing arts.
Nicholas Vrenios was a 20-year-old student at Syracuse University majoring in photography with hopes of pursuing a career in photojournalism. In addition to his passion for photography, Nicholas enjoyed swimming, skateboarding and was an accomplished guitarist, taking his guitar everywhere, including with him during his time studying abroad. When traveling home after a year in Europe, his life was claimed by the ill-fated Pam Am Flight 103 that exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland in December 1988. To honor his legacy and love for music, his parents Anastasios N. Vrenios and Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Vrenios established The Nicholas Vrenios Memorial Fund to support their favorite charitable causes in their son’s memory. Preference will be given to awarding grants and scholarships from the fund to support singers and projects related to singing. Through this Fund in his name, Nicholas” memory lives on by helping other young people pursue their passion for music.