Debra Roth Memorial Scholarship
As you may know, last year Ron and I established an educational scholarship honoring the life of our sister, Debra Roth, through the Jewish Vocational Service. Debbie was a devoted daughter, mother, sister, aunt and friend who cherished her family. An accomplished attorney, she believed in the value of education. Her daughters, Alana and Lauren, attended Vassar and Oberlin respectively, and Alana is now in professional graduate school.
The Jewish Vocational Service, known throughout the community as JVS, is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that annually helps nearly 30,000 people of all faiths and economic backgrounds. In partnership with private donors, the JVS Scholarship Program provides qualified Jewish students whose primary residence is in Los Angeles with need-based financial aid, in the belief that education represents the first step to career success. Since its inception in 1972, JVS has awarded more than 4,600 scholarships totaling over $8.5 million. Today’s recipients are pursuing both undergraduate and graduate studies at colleges, universities and vocational schools nationwide.
This past year, with the help of family and friends, we were able to raise over $8,000, providing scholarships to two amazing young women in graduate school. This past July we attended the Scholarship Awards Ceremony and were able to meet them and to see all 220 students who received scholarships this year through this program.
We feel this scholarship is an apt and respectful way to remember our beloved Debbie. We hope you will join us by honoring Debbie’s memory with a gift to this program. No matter the size of your gift, we will appreciate your support. It will make a difference in the lives of deserving students.
Thank you, as always, for your consideration and support.