“I am honored to be a ripple of hope” – William Garcia
I was reminiscing today on my journey through college and where I am now. I could not help but think of all the people that believed in me and helped me along the way. Vicky’s Scholarship Fund is such a blessing and means the world to me. Many Mansions provided many resources and opportunities to families and children. I am honored to have been a recipient of this Scholarship for all of my years in college. I remember going to college my first year with three suitcases full of clothes, a sleeping bag and a lot of hope! I worked every summer and saved every penny of it in order to be able to pay for housing and bills but somehow always managed to run out of money by the time I needed to pay for books (which are very overpriced!). The funds I received from this scholarship paid for all the books and resources I needed every year.
I graduated CSU, Chico with a major in Finance in 2018. I was able to join a wonderful finance company in Texas straight out of college as an Underwriter. I love my job as I am able to be a part of a great group that helps businesses grow and be able to not worry about how their next payroll will be covered. I have been working here for 3 years now and am so grateful.
I lived in Shadow Hills until I was 18 (lived there for all 18). Many Mansions helped shape my life for all of those years. I was able to live happily with my family in a safe environment. I attended summer camp every year, I volunteered at the camp for a few years, and I also joined every opportunity they had to give back to the community.
I am honored to be a “ripple of hope” and hope to create more ripples.
Thank you to the Vicky’s fund committee especially Marty, and your family that have created this wonderful legacy.