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News and Events

This page will include a listing of News and Events related to the Foundation, as well as a reference to some historical news articles and press releases of relevance to Dr. Sacco and/or the Foundation.

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Sacco Foundation Announces March 2016 Awards Banquet
The William J. Sacco Critical Thinking Foundation will host the 5th Annual Awards Banquet Sunday, March 6, 2016. Join us for dinner, drinks and music as we celebrate the exemplary math students and teachers of Harford County and introduce the 1st annual Mike Franklin Computing Awards for students and teachers. Please email contact@saccofoundation.org if you wish to attend.


Sacco Foundation Profiled in Business Magazine
The William J. Sacco Critical Thinking Foundation was recently profiled in the April issue of I95 Business magazine. The sidebar article accompanies a feature on foundation director John F. Kutcher, Ph.D., and his trauma registry software company, Digital Innovation, Inc.

The article discusses Bill Sacco’s influence on Kutcher’s life, first giving him an opportunity as a high school student to work on building trauma registry software. As an adult, Kutcher, along with a small group of fellow “Sacco protégés” established The William J. Sacco Foundation to honor Bill’s legacy.

Digital Innovation is a major sponsor of the foundation, which provides financial assistance to exceptional Harford County high school math students and teachers who continue to carry on Bill’s legacy today.


Sacco Foundation Announces March 2013 Awards Banquet
The William J. Sacco Critical Thinking Foundation will host the 2nd Annual Awards Banquet Sunday, March 10, 2013. Join us for dinner, drinks and music as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of The William J. Sacco Award for Excellence in Applied Mathematics and introduce the first William J. Sacco Mathematics Educator Award. Please see the attached invitation and response card if you wish to attend.


Sacco Foundation Announces March 2012 Fund Raising Event
The William J. Sacco Critical Thinking Foundation will host its first fund raising activity on Sunday, March 11, 2012.  Honoring the Past, Envisioning the Future and “All that Jazz” will take place from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Liberatore’s Restaurant in Bel Air, MD.   The event is sure to be an uplifting occasion, and is an opportunity to honor Bill, share memories and launch the Foundation. The attached event invitation and reservation form


Sacco Foundation Mathematics Scholarship Program Aims to Expand

The William J. Sacco Critical Thinking Foundation will present The Dr. William J. Sacco Award for Excellence in Applied Mathematics for 2012 at its inaugural fundraising event next month. The scholarship program was begun in 2004 and honors Dr. Sacco for his lifetime accomplishments in the field of applied mathematics and for his ceaseless dedication to the mentoring of young people in Harford County. Through its fund raising efforts, private donations and sponsorships, the Foundation hopes to expand the scholarship program to all Harford County High Schools.
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July 21, 2011 – Harford County, Maryland – It is with great sadness to let you know of the passing of Dr. William J. Sacco. Bill passed yesterday morning at his home with his family. Dr. Sacco was a pioneer in trauma registry research, making key contributions to the development of trauma severity scores with applications to patient triage, tracking, and outcomes evaluation, from the earliest days of trauma registries. Dr. Sacco was a co-developer of TRISS, a chief research consultant for the American College of Surgeons Major Trauma Outcome Study, and a prolific author, writing over fifteen books and two hundred papers in the fields of trauma analysis, research, and applied mathematics. In 1999, Dr. Sacco was named an Honorary Fellow of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) for his lifetime contributions to the field of trauma research and outcomes evaluation. In 2004, the Dr. William J. Sacco Award was initiated in Bill’s honor by Digital Innovation, to provide annual scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of applied mathematics and critical thinking. Bill was a lifelong educator, successful business founder, and a valued mentor of countless individuals. Bill has touched many lives — bringing a boundless amount of joy, energy, optimism, and positive spirit into every activity, personally and professionally. Other information may be forthcoming from the family, but my understanding is that there will likely not be a memorial or funeral service, per Bill’s wishes. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bill’s family as they go through these sad times. As another note of information, I and a number of Bill’s many other proteges will be honoring Bill through the establishment of the William J. Sacco Critical Thinking Foundation. This initiative will provide a tangible and lasting legacy of Bill’s passion for inspiring, educating, and mentoring youth in the fields of applied mathematics. I feel blessed to know, that Bill is aware of these plans — as I was fortunate enough to let him know of them recently. Again, our thoughts and prayers go out for the loss of a truly unique and wonderful man. – John John F. Kutcher, Ph.D. 410-688-0558 cell 410-838-4034 x258