A 501(c)(3) non-profit

Mission Statement:

Our public charity was initiated by the tragic passing of this optimistic and passionate youth of 17. Like many young people, he made an unwise decision. Our belief is that passion tempered by knowledge forges wisdom. Our guiding principle is “Carpe Diem with wisdom.” Our mission is to provide scholarship opportunities for passionate youth to attain their aspirations through advanced learning. Our educational mission extends to the larger community by disseminating timely and useful information concerning the adolescent maze of maturation.

“Carpe Diem! with Wisdom”

Guiding Principle:
"Passion Tempered by Knowledge Forges Wisdom"

Vision Statement:
Our vision is a community where youth “Carpe Diem!” with wisdom. We strive to provide learning opportunities in which their passion is tempered by knowledge thus forging wisdom.

KANG Kids Aspiring to New Goals Scholarships AWARDEES 2012. v2 from COLE KANG BALLAY on Vimeo.

The 'COLE T. BALLAY "CARPE DIEM!" FOUNDATION began as a memorial to a passionate, optimistic young man of 16. His family and friends wanted to honor him in a POSITIVE manner. befitting his attributes. This video displays the many young people, who like him, hope and dream of a goal.

Each of these zealous youth was nominated by a mentor who knew them well. They possessed the desired characteristics of the KANG Youth Scholarships.

Without a doubt, each one will make ever-growing ripples in the ponds of humanity. large and small.
God speed to all!


KANG (Kids Aspiring to New Goals) Scholarships
Zealous 11-14 year old nominees are eligible for awards up to $500. Their purpose is to enable recipients to pursue individual passions in the Arts, Sciences or Athletics through advanced training via special camps or lessons.

Teen Brain Education/Research
To encourage and support efforts in ongoing research and education in the understanding what makes the teen brain tick? Without question, it is an issue that has consequences for us all. Learn more:          [ TEEN BRAIN ]          [ JESSICA LAHEY ]


The Cole T. Ballay “Carpe Diem” Scholarship
This is awarded annually to a Central Bucks high school Senior to pursue post-secondary education.

“Carpe Diem Garden”
The garden is a quiet respite for all to stop and seize peace and solitude from a hectic world. It is dedicated to the ‘Class of 2009’ as well as Cole. It is located next to the Wissahickon Creek, along the Watershed’s “Green Ribbon Trail”. The trail can be accessed from the rear parking lot of Germantown Academy next to the bridge.


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Cole T. Ballay “Carpe Diem!” Foundation
2631 Swamp Road
Furlong, PA. 18925

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100% of Net Proceeds of your tax-deductible donation support our Goals because we are a 100% Volunteer Powered public charity.


Contact Nan Ballay: coleballay@gmail.com

“On behalf of Cole’s family & friends, GRAZIE for your interest and support!”