By: Harold G. Bailey,
NEW ROCHELLE N.Y.
Nov.27. 2017 (BGM NEWS):- Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, raised more than $100,000 for its scholarship program, during the recently held 12th annual Mavis and Ephrain
Hawthrone Fundraising and Awards Gala. More than 300 guests, inclusive of leaders in business, academia, and non- profit organizations, packed the VIP Country Club here for the event at which 8 leading professionals within the Jamaican community were recognized for their selflessness, ingenuity, and commitment to their communities.
They were recognized for services in the areas of religion, education, health, business, finance and the Media.
Three students were selected to receive a scholarship this year, following what the company said was a competitive selection process. They are Christina Mc Bean, a student at St. Andrew Technical High school for Girls, in Kingston, who is studying physics at Howard University in Washington.
The other two are Aadit Tamhankar, of Cherry Hill in New Jersey who is studying healthcare management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Adam Fane of the Bronx International High School who is enrolled at DePauw University in Indiana where he is studying political science and economics.
Each student will receive $1,000 for each of the 4 years they attend school. Golden Krust has provided more than 350 scholarships since it started its scholarship program to assist students from under-served communities.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Golden Krust chairman and CEO, Lowell Hawthorne, said his company is “proud to continue to invest in our communities, as they remain the linchpin of our continued success.”