March update

As we prepare for the March Jennie Day meal at the Greater Hudson Valley Ronald McDonald House, we’d like to take a moment to update you on the Foundation’s recent activities.

First, we kicked off our Jennie Foundation Scholarship season.  This year, thanks to your support, we have been able to double the number of 2018 scholarship awards to six!  At the end of February, we funded two $500.00 “Side-Towel” scholarships at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.  Kevin Allan, Vice President of Advancement at the CIA, wrote the Foundation to express the school’s thanks to our donors:

Thank you so much for your gift in Jennie’s memory, and most especially for making even more scholarship support available this year to students with financial need.

The Side-Towel Scholarships helps countless young people graduate with a CIA degree – a dream which may not otherwise have been possible for many students.  These future professionals will make an important impact in a demanding industry.  It means a great deal to us that you continue to place your trust in the value of a CIA education as the next generation of culinarians go on to leadership positions.

We have also set aside funds for four $500.00 scholarships for seniors at Roy C. Ketcham High School in Wappingers Falls NY.  Jen graduated from RCK in 2015, with the help of too many teachers, tutors, and administrators to name.  We are pleased to award the Jennie Foundation Scholarships to RCK students who are pursuing nursing or music educations, and who have overcome significant adversity in their personal or scholastic lives.

In addition to the monthly meal program, we will continue to support families at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital with gift cards for gasoline or groceries, and with clothing for premature NICU babies.

We’d like to remind everyone in the Dutchess County, NY area of our latest fundraising event at Buffalo Wild Wings, 1794 South Road, Wappingers Falls NY 12590.  Just print out a ticket from the image below and take it to the restaurant on Thursday, March 22, or simply tell your server you are supporting The Jennie Foundation Fundraiser.  BWW will donate 20% of the food proceeds from our guests for both lunch and dinner, both dine-in and take-out, to the Foundation.  Why not take a night off from cooking and treat yourself to some delicious wings, fries and burgers!


Finally, we would like to thank you for shopping at during the recent holiday season.  Our donors spent over $5000 at Amazon using our special AmazonSmile link, and each purchase resulted in a donation to the Foundation!  Amazon has announced a special event, where each shopper’s first eligible purchase from March 12 through March 31 will be worth triple the donation rate!  There are no extra costs to you, simply shop using our link by clicking here, or click the image below.

As always, we thank you for your generous support!

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