Lilly Trentacosta ’23

I founded a company called Lillypops ( that makes and sells gourmet lollipops. I have always wanted to start my own business and make a difference and what better way to bring a smile to people’s faces and help others than with a delicious sweet Lillypop. With each purchase of a Lillypop, a donation is made to charity. Recent charities include Broadway Cares, The Project Solution, Save the Children, Tenafly Pet ResQ, and Center for Food Action.

D-E has always encouraged me to seek excellence. I’ve always been taught that you are never too young to make a difference. In Mrs. Sussmann’s third-grade social studies class, we learned about the importance of giving back to the community.  That really had an impact on me. Recently, I was awarded The Congressional Certificate of Recognition from Congressman Josh Gottheimer at his “Hometown Heroes” event for the charity work and donations I have raised through Lillypops.

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