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Bana Jarrah

Bana Jarrah

VIRGINIA B. ANDES SCHOLARSHIP HELPING OTHERS REACH THEIR LIFE GOALS Throughout her childhood, Bana Jarrah remembers hearing political rhetoric in Arabic; the sound of gunshots, and seeing images of women and children in agony amid the bloodshed. A child of immigrant...

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Sara Drake

Sara Drake

JENNIFER A. YOUNG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP HELPING OTHERS REACH THEIR LIFE GOALS Growing up, Sara Drake never thought she would become a teacher. However, that changed in 2012 after she got a job as a substitute teacher in Charlotte County, Fla. That job sparked a passion...

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Nurse Scholarship

Nurse Scholarship

I received my BSN in 1985 and after 33 years of practicing nursing I made a decision to go back to school to earn a master’s degree in nursing leadership. The scholarship I received from the Charlotte Community Foundation is extremely valuable as it eases the...

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Nurse Scholarship

Anna Bonilla

Thank you to the donor who provided my scholarship. My name is Anna Bonilla, and I would like to share my story. In my 20s, I decided to leave my hometown and pursue an education in California. I graduated from California State University with my Bachelors in...

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Hoffer Family

Hoffer Family

One Very Generous Couple Initially reluctant to come forward, Erik and Diane Hoffer decided to publicly declare their support of the Charlotte Community Foundation, hoping to influence others to give. Diane explained, “I am uncomfortable announcing that we’re giving...

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Nurse Scholarship

Bessie Connor Switzer – Leo Wotitzky Scholarship

The Charlotte Community Foundation scholarship that I received was the Leo Wotitzky Scholarship.  This scholarship has helped me to achieve my goal of going to college without loans.  I have been able to focus on my studies and become involved in activities throughout...

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Virginia B Andes

Virginia B Andes

July 6, 1919 – December 29, 2014 Visionary | Volunteer | Philanthropist Fiercely independent and full of life, even known as the “hat lady” at one point, Virginia brought one hundred percent to everything she did. She was one of those rare people: a systems engineer...

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Contact

Justin Brand

Director of Community Engagement
jbrand@charlottecf.org
(941) 637-0077

Scholarship Stories

Fawny Arnyek

Various hardships come with being a first-generation immigrant and college student. Fawny Arnyek found ways to overcome these obstacles through her ambition to go above and beyond, gaining the support necessary from the community.  She used her passion for bettering...

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