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The Mavis & Ephraim Hawthorne Foundation was established in 2005 in memory of Ephraim and Mavis Hawthorne, the parents of the Hawthorne family. Together, Ephraim and Mavis owned and operated the Hawthorne & Sons Bakery in Jamaica, West Indies, which has since evolved into the Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill restaurant chain. The Hawthorne family was always taught the importance of education and hard work while growing up.

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Today, this lesson can be found in this very foundation that aims to support the students of the many communities that Golden Krust continues to serve. The Mavis & Ephraim Hawthorne Foundation is committed to developing time and support to communities through scholarships along with social services and activities. The Mavis & Ephraim Hawthorne Foundation does not only support people in the United States, they also extend their services to those in the Caribbean.

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Tiffany Chandler
2013 Recipient

Dear Mr. Hawthorne,

I would like to thank you and the Mavis & Ephraim Hawthorne Golden Krust Foundation for selecting me to receive this years scholarship. The awards ceremony is one i will always remember because of the pride I felt of having the Jamaican culture a part of my heritage. I sincerely want to thank you for investing in my future and with your help I am off to a great start. As I embark on my college education at Fordham University, I do so knowing that I have your support.

Thank you for all yo do in the community here and abroad in securing a bright tomorrow.