On an otherwise tragic day in the USA, I attended an event at CCV organized by the Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing to recognize its 2017-2018 scholarship recipients and supporting sponsors.

I was honored to meet Bret Fowler (pictured below), this year’s recipient of the Perkins Law Annual Scholarship. A native of Staunton, VA (home of one of my favorite restaurants, Mrs. Rowe’s Family Restaurant), Bret works at St. Mary’s Hospital while maintaining a full course load at the College. A hectic schedule that allows little free time, but her passion for nursing and helping others was clearly evident as we talked during lunch.

Bret is well on her way to a promising career in nursing, and it is gratifying to have played a small role in helping her pursue her dreams in her chosen profession. For me, this is “impact investing” at its best, and I look forward to supporting this scholarship program for years to come.

For RVA business owners looking for a meaningful way to promote the nursing profession and invest in the future of healthcare in our region, I would encourage you to consider sponsoring a scholarship at BSMCON. Reach out to me if interested and I will connect you with the senior development officer to discuss all the options and details.

Thumbs up to the faculty and administration at the College for today’s festivities and coordinating such an impactful scholarship program for their students. Keep up the great work!

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