Simpson Foundation Awards $71,000 in Employee Scholarships

The Simpson Foundation is proud to announce $71,000 in scholarships were awarded to 30 recipients via the Simpson Foundation’s Co-Worker Support Fund. Recipients range from teens beginning their college careers to professionals seeking advanced certifications.

The Co-Worker Scholarship Committee members are made up of Residents and Simpson Foundation Staff who assist in securing gifts to the Fund—which are used in their entirety each year to provide scholarships for eligible employees. This year’s recipients are from all three Simpson communities: Jenner’s Pond, Simpson Meadows, and Simpson House as well as the Simpson Resource Center.

“I am so proud of the way our donors and volunteers have teamed up with the Simpson Foundation to make this opportunity a reality for our wonderful coworkers,” said Susan Sharp, Vice President of Mission Advancement at Simpson.

“This scholarship provides a sense of motivation for all recipients that drives us to challenge ourselves academically, pursue our passions, and strive for excellence,” said Jesus Cordova-Rangel, a dining associate at Jenner’s Pond who is studying cell and molecular biology at West Chester University.

2023 Recipients

Blessing Mbagwu
Community College of Philadelphia

Carrie Christof
Capella University
Management and Leadership

Ellie Arthur
University of Massachusetts

Jacqueline Flores-Diaz
Neumann University

Holly Logsdon
Wound Care Institute
Wound Care Certificate

Kaily Ortega
Delaware County Community College

Amanda Phillips
Messiah University

Ayanna Shah
Alvernia University

Jesus Cordova-Rangel
West Chester University
Cell and Molecular Biology

Mattison Dye
Stevenson University

Rosalie Galli
Delaware County Community College

Emma Lytle
Messiah University

Paige Pearse
Delaware County Community College

Connor Skiles
Shippensburg University
Software Engineer

Madeline Stancil
Gwynedd Mercy University

Ashley Kratzer
Villanova University
Executive MBA

Lauren Petitti
Chester County Intermediate Unit

Emily Basilio
University of Tampa
Allied Health

Phylicia Hurtt
West Chester University

Ethan Lytle
Widener University

Jake Pappas
Messiah University

Cielo Rodriguez-Perez
Temple University

Rebecca Teich
Institute of Physical Art
Physical Therapy

Kaylin Cousin
Duquesne University

Drew Galante
West Chester University

Evelyn Lara
Temple University
Adult Organization Development

Zachary Pappas
West Chester University

Luke Richards
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Machine Tool Technology

Jessica Smith
Chester County Intermediate

Kirstie Szewczyk
West Chester University
Criminal Justice

Earlier this month, Jenner’s Pond held a ceremony to award $65,000 in employee scholarships to 26 recipients.

The Jenner’s Pond Employee Scholarship Committee, made up of residents, oversees the program in conjunction with the Simpson Foundation. Committee members also assist in securing gifts to the Educational Scholarship Fund—which are used in their entirety each year to provide scholarships for eligible employees.

“The residents of Jenner’s Pond have a great appreciation for the work done by the young people working here. They bring an energy that makes us all feel better. We also greatly value education and are excited about our ability to help these young men and women achieve their goals. As more and more students get scholarships each year, more and more residents look forward to making the Simpson Employee Scholarship Fund an integral part of their philanthropic plan.”

—Len Freedman

Chair of the Jenner’s Pond Employee Scholarship Committee

Thank you to all donors who are able to make these scholarships a reality!

Jenner’s Pond Employee Scholarship Committee
Len Freedman, Chair
Lorraine Zwycewicz, Vice Chair
Marge Frampton, Secretary
John Breuer
Susan Caldwell
Barbara Willette
Rita Willis
Larry Spaid, Advisor

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