Thank you to everyone who supported the The Sharon Jarett Thacker Scholarship campaign. We have officially met and exceeded our goal of $25,000, which will endow the scholarship!
We will now be able to honor Sharon's legacy by awarding this scholarship in perpetuity to budding creative nonprofit leaders. Any donations over our goal will allow us to start awarding the scholarship in the near future, ahead of the endowment funding availability. Additional donations now and in the future will also allow us to award larger or multiple scholarships.
Below is a special message from Sharon's daughter, Lindsey, who was pivotal in helping the team reach our campaign goal.
My mom spent her life trying to build a better world. She could see the good in everyone, no matter their past. She could see the silver lining in every situation, no matter how dire. She could see the potential in you that you might not see in yourself, and she’d do her damnedest to pull it out!
She taught me gratitude, and the importance of perspective, and empathy, and listening. She spent her career working to lift up her community. To lift up the people around her. And the people those people would meet, as they went about their lives. A beautiful ripple.
Though she’s gone, she’s living on in the hearts of the people she touched.