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REDEMPTION

November 20, 2017

I read a letter aloud to several staff members last week. After I finished, Program Director Thurman Young summed up the story as one of redemption, practically writing the blogpost for me.

IN HONOR OF ANCESTORS: A FAMILY REMEMBERS

November 14, 2017

I have a story for you. We’ve received word of a gift totaling $17,000 we will receive in the coming month or two. But that’s the middle of the story.

In 2003, Regina Edwards began talking about creating a Designated Scholar Loan Fund. I knew Regina as a deep thinker and a determined woman, but I did not know anything about her family history or the investments she’d carefully tended during her years as a social worker.

Family Values

November 3, 2017

Shame on me. Today I remembered two important things: family values and matzo ball soup.

In 28 years, you would think I’d have learned the magic of The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis. But this week, I’ve thankfully been reminded all over again of the goodness of human beings and the fact that there are families who extend themselves to create opportunity for others.