Joana D. McKeoun Memorial Scholarship

$5,950 of $10k goal

Raised by 75 people in 31 months
Bettina Bursian Walsh   SAGINAW, MI
This is our kick-off fundraiser for the Joana D. McKeoun Memorial Scholarship fund!

To get things started and be able to award a scholarship this spring, we would like to raise $1000. In order to continue the legacy of Joana's scholarship indefinitely, we are setting up an endowment fund with the Saginaw Community Foundation so that eventually it will support itself without any further fundraising. However, in order to achieve this goal, there will be quite a bit of fundraising going on during the first couple of years.


Education was extremely important to Joana, and I know she would love the idea of helping a high school student get one step closer to achieving his/her dream of going to college! Please help us reach our goal by donating - no amount is too small! :)


Thank you!
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Update 6
30 months ago
Our scholarship is now officially listed on the Community Foundation's website with all the details and requirements so students can apply! :) Click on the link to check it out!

http://www.saginawfoundation.org/site/joana-d-mckeoun-memorial-scholarship/

Thank you for your continued support!

Joana's light will always shine!
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Update 5
30 months ago
We are almost half way to our goal!

Here is another great way you can support the Joana D. McKeoun Memorial Scholarship: A Pampered Chef Online Party! Here is how it works:

It's easy: Go to the link below, select "Shop Online" in the upper right hand corner, type "Scholarship Fundraiser" for the host and you are ready to shop to your heart's content. Joana's scholarship will receive 30% of all the sales! Tonya VanTol was kind enough to offer her entire commission for this sale - how incredibly awesome is that! Thank you!!!

This fundraiser will end on January 26, 2014, and your orders will be shipped directly to your house...anywhere in the U.S!

As always, please feel free to share this link.
Have fun shopping...and supporting this great cause! Joana's light will always shine!

http://www.pamperedchef.biz/tonyavantol
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Update 4
30 months ago
Good evening!

The support we have received for this scholarship is absolutely amazing! Each time I receive an email stating that a donation was made, I picture Joana looking down on us with a great, big smile on her face! Thank you so, so much! We are almost half way to our goal!!

Here is a link to the news story that aired tonight about Joana's scholarship. Check it out! http://www.wnem.com/video?clipId=9713319&autostart=true
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Update 3
30 months ago
I have been speechless watching all the donations come in - it's been absolutely amazing! Thank you all so, so much for supporting the Joana D. McKeoun Memorial Scholarship! Without you, there would be no such thing!

Just a quick heads up...we have a date for our 5 k Run/Walk and 1 mile Fun Run/Walk. It will be held on June 14, 2014 in the morning, so save the date! More info will be coming as the planning gets more under way, but we already know that it will be a great event for an even greater cause...to keep Joana's legacy going and ensure that a scholarship in her honor and memory can be awarded every single year from here on out!

Exciting things are happening...so stay tuned! :)
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$5,950 of $10k goal

Raised by 75 people in 31 months
Created January 5, 2014
Bettina Bursian Walsh  
  Education   SAGINAW, MI
$50
Anonymous
23 months ago
$50
Cathy Snyder
29 months ago
TY
$200
thomas yared
29 months ago
$200
Anonymous
29 months ago
$20
Anonymous
30 months ago
MW
$50
Megan Whelton
30 months ago
OS
$180
Oren Sagher
30 months ago

Joana has always been an inspiration to me. I hope this scholarship inspires others to live life to its fullest, and to chase their dreams - just like Joana did!

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DO
$50
Dianne & Katie O'Brien
30 months ago
SS
$50
Silke Stiles
30 months ago

Joana's love shines on

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SW
$25
Sharon Witkowski
30 months ago
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