Thank You/Appreciation

April 2, 2020

Women’s Council of NAREB

Dear Scholarship Committee,
I am sincerely honored to have been selected as one of the recipients of the Katrina D. Henry scholarships. Thank you for your generosity and support to the next generation.

I am currently a first-time freshman majoring in pre-nursing and my GPA is a 3.6. I have completed 47 credit hours by taking dual-credit classes in high school and taking 17 hours this past fall. My goal is to complete my Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing here at Sam Houston State University.

This scholarship has made one of my short term goals possible which was making the Dean’s List in Fall 2019. My next goal is to make the President’s List. I was able to focus on my studies instead of working part time.

The Women’s Council of NAREB, has inspired me to give back to my community once I begin my career in pediatric nursing. Please accept my sincere gratitude and I thank you for your willingness to contribute to my academic success.

Best Regards,

Mercedes Young
25706 Mill Pond Lane
Spring, TX 77373
Student ID: 000792358
October 29, 2019

Ms. Chandra Ware President

Women’s Council of NAREB
13103 FM 1960 RD., W, Suite 208
Houston, TX. 77065

Dear Ms. Ware:
On behalf of AVANZAR and our clients, I would like to thank you for your generous donation of beautiful flower arrangements from your conference in Atlantic City, NJ. They certainly brightened our offices with their beauty!

AVANZAR’s mission is to empower individuals and families by working to secure their physical safety, emotional well-being, individual freedom and economic equality. In 2018, we provided 2,155 nights of shelter to victims of domestic violence; answered 7,101 hotline calls and provided legal advocacy for 1,498 individuals. AVANZAR also engaged 157 survivors of human trafficking throughout New Jersey, 40% of whom were under the age of 18. We welcomed 14 new families into our creative arts therapy groups (Peace A Learned Solution-PALS) and provided 426 hours of individual creative art therapy. Our Displaced Homemaker Services served 105 clients and 28 ofthem now have jobs!

AVANZAR’s South Region Technical Assistance Center for Grow New Jersey Kids, which focuses on improving the quality of childcare and early learning in early childhood education programs, enrolled 85 centers into Grow New Jersey Kids’ quality rating improvement system and provided 95 professionals with technical assistance. Our Dismantling Racism initiative also continues to grow. We offer a range of community and organizational trainings with the intent to eliminate discrimination by becoming change agents in the workplace and in the community.

Thank you again for your generous support which enables us to fulfill our mission and our vision for social justice.


Claudia Ratzlaff
Chief Executive Officer
Dear Women’s Council of NAREB,
I would like to thank you for all of your help by awarding me the Katrina D. Henry Scholarship. Being selected as a recipient for this scholarship has greatly helped me fulfill my financial needs for attending my university. My goal for my first year of university and for the remaining years I have left to attend university, is to enter each year free of student loans and be able to maintain my college education by paying with scholarships. I have hope in being able to achieve my goal because of donors like you who saw it fit to award an ambitious student like me and make it possible to pursue a degree in a career that I am passionate about.

I would also like the Women’s Council to know that because of your help it made it easier on me to make sure I had all the books I needed for this semester. Being able to have all of the correct books I needed for the semester made it possible for me to achieve making a GPA of 3.75 for my first semester of college. I just want to thank you all again for this opportunity for me to earn one of your scholarships and I am very grateful that I was chosen by the Women’s Council to be a recipient.


Uri-El Jackson