Our dearest friend, Jodi Schwartz, is living every parent's worst nightmare. On December 14, 2021 her son, Gus Schwartz (20), was killed in a senseless car accident. A bus driver did not slow down to stop for traffic on I78 and crashed right into his car.
Gus was less than an hour from his home. He was driving home from Penn State University to enjoy the Christmas holiday with his family and friends.
Gus had such a bright future ahead of him. He had just received the following letter from PSU:
“You are in the top 10% (seniors) or top 7% (juniors) of your class and have been nominated for lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, the internationally recognized business honor society, which was founded in 1913.
Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest academic recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive and is an investment in your future career goals. Unlike your GPA, this will remain on your resume for your entire career and identifies you as the “best in business.”
Jodi has dedicated her life to raising her three children, Gus, Lara, and Natalie. She put off her college goals and career ambitions to be there for them. She never missed a hockey practice or game for Gus and Lara. She never missed a musical practice or performance for Natalie. She would take the shirt off her back for anyone. Jodi has worked in the East Penn School district and currently in the Parkland School district helping endless kids be the best they can be.
We are asking the community to please come together for Jodi and the girls. Not only is it the holiday season, but Gus would be turning 21 on December 31. There are no words… Jodi would never ask for anything, but we know that many want to do something.
Any donation would be greatly appreciated.