Last month we introduced Aubrey Shoup, who was awarded the very first Jennie Foundation Scholarship, in the form of a Side Towel Scholarship at The Culinary Institute of America. Aubrey sent us a very kind thank you note, which we would like to share with our donors who made the award possible:
Dear LePera Family and Jennie Foundation:
Thank you so much for your generous scholarship. Joy, it was a pleasure meeting you last Friday. I cannot tell you how much it meant to me.
I am so glad that I can help to fill the missing piece by accepting this wonderful scholarship. After learning about Jennie through our conversation and the foundation website, I am proud to have been selected to carry on her legacy. Jennie seems to have been a strong, enduring, and loving soul. I am sorry for your loss and wish that I could have met her. I hope to pursue my career in the greatest enthusiasm possible for her. I wish the foundation paramount success in finding enthusiasm in the souls that are given this magnificent scholarship. To endure the hardships that they have overcome and have yet to come.
I hope to keep in touch with you and plan on hearing about the wonderful people who have taken part in creating the foundation.
Again, I cannot thank you enough for supporting my education, my passion, and my soon to be graduation from The Culinary Institute of America.
Aubrey, thank you for these beautiful words. The Foundation wishes you health, happiness and success in your future endeavors!