Thoughts of the Season

Dear Friends,

As fall slips into winter and 2018 soon becomes a part of history, I want to take a moment to thank all of you for making CSF’s 20th anniversary year an extra special year of celebration, thanksgiving, and inspiration. We were able to connect with old friends and make many new friends, as well.

We were especially inspired by getting a chance to celebrate with many of the first recipients of CSF scholarships who are now young adults doing amazing things with their lives.

One of these young people, Jason Tejada, told his story in our year-end letter, which I hope you will have a chance to read (please visit: Jason has just moved back to New York City to take a job at Morgan Stanley, so we look forward to seeing and hearing much more from Jason. We have also added a new CSF alum, Nicole Serrato, to our staff and much of our social media content is now coming from her creative mind. Another CSF alum, Kathy Jiménez, is the creative hand and eye behind our graphic materials, including the layout of our latest newsletter! They are just a sampling of the talents and successes of our many alums. All of us in the CSF family—our board, our staff, and all of our families and Scholars past and present—send you a heartfelt thank you.

George MacDonald once wrote, “If instead of a gem or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.” From our hearts to you, our friends, we send you our very best thoughts of the season.

Happy Holidays,

Darla M. Romfo


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