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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.

Lowell Hawthorne


The Mavis & Ephraim Hawthorne Golden Krust Foundation was established on the belief that it can become a conduit for the educational support for youths of Caribbean Diaspora as well as the communities served by Golden Krust. The importance of education cannot be ignored or neglected by any nation. In today’s world, the role of education has become even more vital. It is an absolute necessity for the economic and social well-being of every nation, and therefore demands our undivided attention.

As a Caribbean national who emigrated to the United States with a mindset for success, I often reflect on how altered my dream would have been without a solid education and exposure to the wealth of opportunity available for my grasping. Not only was I able to secure success for myself but for my immediate and extended families. Our success enabled us to establish this memorial in honor of my mother and father, Mavis and Ephraim Hawthorne, true proponents for education. They were responsible for instilling in my siblings and I the immeasurable lesson of giving and receiving. Therefore, as an organization, the foundation will go a far way in fulfilling the purpose for which it was established. Therefore, as a not  for  profit organization, the  foundation  will go  a far  way  in  fulfilling the purpose  for  which  it was  established.

The adage “to whom much is given, much is required’ holds true. Despite the economic and personal challenges we face as individuals and organizations, we should feel compelled to support every cause which is geared towards ensuring our youths are equipped with the kind of education that allows for critical thinking.

Since its inception, the foundation has worked with community organizations, and private citizens on raising health awareness as well as fundraisers to support our annual scholarship program. The foundation has also partnered with Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery which offers internships to college students annually; some of these students later becoming permanent employees.

I am immensely proud of what we’ve accomplished to date, and I have pledged to continue as long as I am able, to raise the annual budget, and to become even more involved in our annual drives and educational initiatives.

Thanks to our committed supporters and our dedicated staff who share the same vision and who have shown by their commitment that they are willing to go hand in hand with us.

Lowell Hawthorne

Lorraine Hawthorne-Morrison

Vice Chair & Treasurer
Each day I strive to live as though I am the embodiment of my parents Ephraim & Mavis. They were caring nurturers providing us with a balance of the qualities that they themselves were made of . Their luminous smile radiated peace and joy in everyone in their proximity. In our beloved parents were united admirable qualities and quaint contradictions: they were righteous and reverent, but soft-hearted and compassionate; stoic and formidable, but comforting and protective of their own. For these reasons, and many more, we decided to endow a foundation under their name. This foundation truly defines the innate beauty of both our parents and provides a channel for education and health care for those who deserve it most. We will remember them as they were- vibrant, dynamic and compassionate with inner beauty that death cannot erase from our memories.

Herma Hawthorne

I am truly delighted to be associated with such a noble institution; one that is making a difference in the lives of so many persons. I must commend the Founders and Executives of Golden Krust for initiating this move and for the display of unselfishness in giving back to the community. The establishment of the Foundation is a most befitting manner to honor the memory and bring to fruition the dreams of Mavis and Ephraim Hawthorne.

Dr. Romelle Maloney

As a member of the Golden Krust Foundation, I want to be an intricate part of addressing the issues of Healthcare that affect our community. I believe that through the Foundation, we can close the gap of Racial disparity that so many in our community face. Also, I look forward to working with the other members of the Board. I am proud to be a member of the Foundation and accept the challenge of making a difference.

Dr. Patricia E. Miller, DDS

As a member of the Board of the Mavis & Ephraim Hawthorne Golden Krust Foundation, Inc, I would like to say congratulations on this special occasion and best wishes for continued success. I feel privileged to be involved with this organization and look forward to accomplishing the goals we have set.

Dr. Desrene Freeman

Quality education, healthcare and nutrition are three essential mission/goals of the Mavis and Ephraim Hawthorne Foundation. As a physician and parent, these goals are extremely important to me. I am very excited about the far reaching prospects of this foundation in our Caribbean community. This organization seeks to improve the lives of children and fellow citizens by empowering them through funds for education and strengthening them by directly providing quality healthcare and nutrition. I am dedicated to this Foundation and it´s mission.