Deborah White Scholarship Fund
Deborah Anne White dedicated her life to making others’ lives better. Helping people achieve their full potential was one of her passions, and her selflessness and empathy drove every decision in her world. She was filled with light and laughter and managed to insert purpose in even the smallest of moments. And no one would know that better than me, her son, JT.
Creating The Deborah White Scholarship Fund is so important to me. Sponsor-A-Scholar played a major role in our lives. From working with Bill Barnet and Charlie Buchanan to get it off the ground in 1996 to continuing to run the program through chemotherapy and cancer treatment in 2001, Sponsor-A-Scholar is an everlasting part of my mom’s legacy. The continued success, growth and dedication of new and old colleagues alike is something that would make her so proud, as I know it does me.
My goal is simple - every year my family and I would like to attend the graduation of an incredible young person whose journey was guided by this program which my mother cared so deeply about. Carrying on her legacy will ensure that her memory lives on, not only in me, but in dozens of young people. I am honored to start this initiative in the memory of the person who made me who I am.