To make a donation of any size, please make check payable to the Christopher V. Donato Memorial Scholarship Fund and mail to Arnold’s P.O. Box 1568 N. Eastham, MA 02651
Christopher Donato began working at Arnold’s in June of 2000. In very short order, Chris’ unassuming and soulful style won him the deep and lasting affection of all his co-workers. He was an exceptional human being. Instinctively kind and accepting, he was always the biggest heart and the smallest ego in any gathering. Chris worked at Arnold’s for eight seasons and, for those fortunate enough to have worked beside him, he was both an example and an inspiration.
On June 16th, 2012, Chris was murdered during a robbery of his apartment. In September 2012, many of those whose lives were touched by Chris came together at Arnold’s to celebrate Chris’ life and established a memorial to him. It seemed fitting that we honor this gentle and selfless human being by creating a scholarship in his name.
We are extremely proud and excited to announce that each year, a $5,000.00 renewable scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Nauset Regional High School. It’s been ten years since we lost Chris. He would have been so humbled to know how many students he’s helped through school.
Regrettably our planned 2020 and 2021 benefits were casualties of Covid 19 and the subsequent directives regarding social distancing and maximum customer capacity. We are excited to announce that we will be holding our event on September 10, 2022. Grateful Dead cover band, Eddy’s Shoe, will be back to jam and celebrate Chris.’