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Feedback from Scholarship Recipients:

Dear Mr. Gerlach and the Sweet Jane's Wish Foundation,


I would like to express how incredibly thankful I am to have been selected as this year's recipient of the Sweet Jane's Wish scholarship. It means so much to me to have been selected, and even more that it was a unanimous vote. I am so honored and grateful, and I will work hard to constantly emulate the same strength and passion as Jane showed in her lifetime. In college, I will be studying biomedical engineering so that I can enter the research field and hopefully help to make a difference in peoples lives, just like the Sweet Jane's Wish Foundation is doing. You are a crucial part of that journey for me, and I cannot thank you enough. 


Thank you so much,

Alie Bogusch





















After graduating in 2015 from Downingtown East High School, I was able to pursue my dream of becoming a Nurse and playing Division 1 Ice Hockey in college. Sacred Heart University was my next step after graduating high school, where I was a nursing major, playing NCAA Division 1 Ice Hockey for all 4 years. The Sweet Jane’s Wish Scholarship was an award that I was honored to receive and was a hand in making all those incredible opportunities come to life throughout the last several years. After graduating from SHU, I lived in Connecticut and was a Labor and Delivery nurse to begin my career. Now, my goal of moving back to Pennsylvania to be near my family and friends has finally come true. I was able to accept a position as a Labor and Delivery Nurse at Bryn Mawr Hospital, and I will start coaching a local hockey team this fall. I cannot thank this foundation enough for the experiences and places it has taken me in my life, and I will always be thankful for the incredible community I was raised in.

Katie Stueve



Dear Mr. and Mrs. Gerlach and everyone at the Sweet Janes Wish Foundation,

Let me be the first to thank you for the scholarship award of $3,500 for my essay. Over the pay four years of high school, and throughout my hockey career, playing the game has been a great escape from some of the daily responsibilities and tasks I have to accomplish. Furthermore, to see someone who recognized how much ice hockey means to me is thrilling. In addition, I also want to thank your organization for the scholarship I am receiving as well as the other seniors along the years who have received your generosity. Therefore, from the bottom of my heart I would like to thank you all for everything this award has meant to me and my family.


Ryan Romano


From: Mia 
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 3:06 PM
To: Cindy MacKay 
Subject: Sweet Jane’s Scholarship 
Hi Ms. Mackey,
I wanted to reach out and thank you again for choosing me for the Scholarship back in 2020! I just finished up my first semester at Penn State Altoona and I am so grateful to have been able to receive a scholarship from such an amazing foundation! I truly admire how the members of the Sweet Jane’s Wish Foundation gives back to the community. It is truly inspiring. 
Thank you again,
Mia Thelander 


From: Payton Beaver  
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2020 7:58 PM
To: Cindy MacKay 
Subject: Sweet Jane's Wish Scholarship
Hi Ms. MacKay,

I know this is a little bit late but I just wanted to thank you and the entire Board of Directors at the Sweet Jane's Wish Foundation so much again for the opportunity to submit an application for, and receive, Jane's amazing scholarship. You all are doing such an amazing job keeping Jane's memory alive and giving back to the community, and I just wanted to give my appreciation.

Thank you so much again!
Payton Beaver


From: Kaitlyn Fisher
To: R Harty
Cc: Cindy MacKay and Jerry Gerlach
Sent: 11/12/2020 2:41:06 PM Eastern Standard Time
Subject: Re: Sweet Jane's Wish

This is a big honor and I am beyond grateful! This scholarship will be a huge help for me as I plan on attending High Point University in the fall. I will continue to work extremely hard in college and will never give up. I will face future obstacles with the same courage that Jane demonstrated in her battle with cancer.
Thank you so much! 😊
Mrs. MacKay- I will send you my senior photo as soon as it arrives... hopefully soon.


From: Lauren Ayres 
Sent: Monday, November 7, 2022 3:59 PM
To: Kevin Baffa 
Cc: Justin DePietropaolo 
Subject: Sweet Jane's Wish Scholarship



Hi Kevin, 

My name is Lauren Ayres, and I was the 2022 West Girls Tennis team recipient for the Sweet Jane’s Wish Scholarship. I just wanted to reach out to you and the rest of the scholarship committee to thank you for nominating me as a recipient this year. I know Jane must have been an amazing woman who believed in the power of a smile and positive attitude, something I promise to keep doing. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity, and will put it to good use. 

Have a great year and best of luck with future endeavors,

Lauren Ayres

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