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Bagels, Coffee, and Gratitude

Posted: 04.19.19

Central Scholarship is thrilled to introduce a quarterly meet-and-greet breakfast series,  Bagels with Jerry, hosted by Jerry Focas, Central Scholarship Board Chair and Jan Moylan Wagner, Central Scholarship President. The first gathering took place on April 17, 2019.

The goal of Bagels with Jerry is to connect our donors with scholarship recipients who have been on the receiving end of donors’ generosity. “It’s also about getting to know our donors better and finding out why our mission is important to them,” said Nancy Fenton, Central Scholarship Director of Development. “We have incredibly loyal donors and we want to extend our appreciation.”

Dr. Promise Olomo was the first Central Scholarship alumni to present at Bagels with Jerry. Dr. Olomo graduated from University of Maryland Baltimore with a DNP, CRNA (Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nurse Anesthesia) in 2017. “I am originally from Nigeria and was inspired to pursue a career in nursing after losing a brother to sickle cell disease. Central Scholarship provided me the much-needed financial and moral support to carry on. Your generosity demonstrably validates diligence and conveys your support of academia, self-actualization, and the pursuit of happiness,” he said.

Dr. Olomo is a recipient of The Chesapeake Urology Scholarship and we thoroughly enjoyed connecting him with our generous current and prospective donors. We look forward to the next event!