A Registered 501(c)3 Public Charity

Roberta's Gift: A Memorial Fund in Honor of Roberta Mangel Roth


“..the relationship of Mother and Child remains indelible and indestructible – the strongest bond upon this earth.”
— Theodor Reik

Year Founded

2011, in honor of Meredith and Cory’s Wedding

Mission Statement

Roberta’s Gift is a non-profit organization founded by Meredith and Cory Rothman in memory of Meredith’s mother. Roberta’s Gift is a foundation that provides help and support to single mothers experiencing challenging health issues. The movement is designed to assist women emotionally, financially and physically in their day-to-day lives, while providing a stable and loving environment for their children.

What the Fund is About

The fund strives to assist single mothers while they undergo short or long term treatment for their illnesses, and support can be provided in multiple forms, such as:

Childcare (daycare or long term) and mentorship
Support groups for women and children
Transportation services
Assistance with medical bills
Disability services
Food and grocer assistance

Scholarship Details

Download Scholarship Application: Word | PDF

Thank you for your interest in the John Howard Adkins Memorial Scholarship. In order to be eligible for this need-based scholarship, you must:

  1. Be graduating from high school in Spring 2017.
  2. Have averaged a minimum gpa of 3.5 during 9th – 12th grades.
  3. Be continuing your education in the academic year following high school graduation at a four year accredited university/college.
  4. Be a female planning a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) with a STEM major selected at the institution of choice.

All of the information requested on the application form is also required for eligibility. Academic achievement, personal accomplishments, financial need and response to the personal statement/essay question are all important factors in our choice of a scholarship recipient, but none of these factors alone can either guarantee or disqualify an applicant.

Scholarship Recipient Instructions (keep for your records)

Money will be awarded near the beginning of the 1st semester of the 1st year in college. If selected as a recipient of this scholarship, you will need to provide the following information to the scholarship administrators to receive your award funds. Please include the following with your application:

  1. Your name and student ID for the college where the funds are to go.
  2. University Name, Financial Aid Office contact’s Name and the address where the award money will be sent.

Scholarship recipient/s will be awarded a $1000 scholarship which may only be used for tuition, required class books, and/or approved education fees.

Please note: All scholarship funds will be sent directly to the recipient’s college account. No scholarship funds will be given directly to the student. Family members/relatives of John Howard Adkins are NOT eligible for this scholarship.

Thank you for applying and good luck to you!

Not a day goes by in which I do not think about my mother,
wish she was here and thank her in my thoughts for everything
she gave me and the woman she has helped me to become.
Roberta brought so much joy to this world – she was a gift to all around her
.  We hope to continue her legacy by giving to others, the gift she brought to us.

Meredith Rothman

Fund Administrators

  • Meredith and Cory Rothman in memory of Meredith’s Mother, Roberta Mangel Roth


CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:

By Mail:
Roberta’s Gift Foundation
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161
Use credit card by clicking the link below.

The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.