Parsippany-based Perennis Financial Planning Continues Support of Teen Change Agents

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ASBURY PARK, NJ – April 26, 2022 – Perennis Financial Planning, LLC was on hand Wednesday, April 13, 2022, to award the Teen Think Tank Project’s $500 Research Associate Scholarship to Riya Mehta, sophomore from Bridgewater, NJ who participated in the Teen Think Tank Project’s health equity research cohort this winter.    

The award, which was presented by the firm’s founder Mary Pascarella, is part of a $1500 scholarship fund that Perennis funded in April of 2021.  The scholarship fund is earmarked for high-achieving program alumni that exhibit the personal, professional, and community values that the Teen Think Tank Project stands for.  This is the second scholarship that Perennis has awarded.  In addition to selecting Riya Mehta for the honor, Pascarella awarded a scholarship in August 2021 to Jayda Hendrickson, a Teen Think Tank Project alum from McDonough, GA.    

“Supporting and empowering our youth in their endeavors to create a better global environment is paramount for our future. These young people represent the best legacy for leadership, change and betterment of our country” said Mary Pascarella, Perennis Financial Planning.

“Our mission at the Teen Think Project is to elevate teens and help them develop a voice in the world they will inherit.  Part of that developmental process requires financial support, particularly in the form of scholarships that will help defer the costs of future educational goals.  Since we started this company, Perennis Financial has helped underwrite the costs associated with our mission,” said Matthew DeSantis, Co-Founder of the Teen Think Tank Project.  “We are very grateful for their partnership.”

Scholarship recipient Riya Mehta added, “I’m really honored to receive this scholarship.  This experience has been truly enlightening.  I learned so much about myself.  This experience will continue to motivate me to be an agent of change.”   

Perennis Financial Planning, LLC was founded by Mary C. Pascarella, CFP® in Parsippany, NJ.  With over 30 years of experience Mary leads a team of female professionals who seek to create successful financial outcomes for her clients.  She knows that managing your wealth is more than just pursuing good performance.  It is the commitment that your assets are properly invested to pursue your goals for you and your family year after year.

Teen Think Tank Project is a student-run policy institute that fosters critical thinking, research techniques, and problem-solving skills to develop policy frameworks for real-life issues and empowers students to become future change makers.  You can learn more about the Teen Think Tank Project at or following them on social media @teen_thinktank

Mary Pascarella is a registered representative with LPL and Securities and financial planning offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor. Member FINRA/SIPC. Teen Think Tank Project, Perennis Financial Planning, and LPL Financial are not affiliated.

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