Join us for the 14th Annual Jessie's Day "Give the Gift of Scholarship" event on Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Independence Seaport Museum! Stay tuned for tickets to go on sale in August!
As Summer ends and Fall begins, join us for the 14th annual Jessie's Day "Give the Gift of Scholarship." This event honors the late Jessica Beth Schwartz, who received a heart transplant when she was just 14 years old. This life-saving operation gave her eight and a half additional years of life, and she lived them to the fullest.
Jessica went on to graduate from Harcum Jr. College and then continued studies at Temple University before she passed away at age 23. To honor her memory, over the last 14 years, college-bound pediatric transplant recipients are granted the Gift of Scholarship to help them achieve their dreams of attaining higher education.
The fundraiser returns Sunday, September 25th from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Independence Seaport Museum, where guests will take in breathtaking views of the Delaware River Waterfront.
The goal of Jessie's Day is to provide survivors of pediatric organ transplants the resources they need to go to college. Click here to make a donation.
2016 Jessie's Day Sponsorship Packet - 220.6KB
Additionally, if you would like to donate an item for the silent auction please contact Laura Schwartz at email@example.com. Thanks!
The Jessie’s Day Dream Team believes that health is the greatest gift and education is the greatest wealth. Memorializing the life and legacy of Jessica Beth Schwartz, the annual event raises generous donations to provide pediatric transplant recipients with college scholarships. Our goal is to help transplant recipient students thrive and pursue their dreams of higher education.
You can make a donation to Jessies's Day HERE.
Tickets will be available for purchase in August 2016.
Meet the 2015 Jessica Beth Schwartz Scholarship Winners
About Jessie and the Scholarship:
In the past 14 years, the Jessica Beth Schwartz Scholarship Fund has given more than $120,000 in college scholarship money to 44 college-bound transplant recipients. This year's event will help even more students who have had organ transplants fulfill their dreams of attending college.
Jessica Beth Schwartz was a heart transplant recipient and Temple journalism student. Her dedication to earning her degree was cut short when at the age of 23, she passed away. In her memory, the Jessica Beth Schwartz Memorial Scholarship Fund was started to award young transplant recipients the opportunity to pursue their dreams of a higher education. All proceeds from Jessie's Day Give the Gift of Scholarship Event support this scholarship.
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