Supporter Stories

Diana Cerwonka


Diana was introduced to JRF by Clairelis Baxter, who recruited her to read Level 1 scholarship applications. She has been involved with JRF for five or six years now and has seen the foundation grow in its number of yearly scholars. She has also witnessed JRF’s progression as it “streamlined the entire scholarship process.” When discussing her beginning at JRF, Cerwonka says, “I was – and still am – awed by JRF’s commitment to women’s advancement,” and mentions that she always enjoys the applicants’ joy and excitement when she calls to notify them of their award. She has many warm feelings about the foundation itself, and mentions that “it continues to attract and retain dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers and supporters.”