The 2023 Children of WunderGlo Scholarship Recipients- View their Thank You Collaboration Film here.
In our sixth year of “The Children of WunderGlo Scholarship Program”, our 2023 student applicants touched our hearts and brought us great hope for the future of the world. The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation once again made the decision to step outside of our “scope” by awarding a total of Six (6) WunderGlo Scholarships to this year’s outstanding young men and women who graduated high school this year. Our 2022 scholarship recipients are comprised of four (4) students who each lost their father to colon cancer when they were ages 9-17, and two (2) students who lost their mothers when they were only ages 9 and 11. Three of the parents who passed away were part of The WunderGlo Foundation as Wunder’s Warriors: Carlyle Dorroh, Mark Rizzo, and Patsy Petzold.
WunderGlo awarded Three (3) $4,000 Scholarships, and Three (3) Recognition Scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00.
We are beyond grateful to the family of Deborah Rachel Goldberg for their financial support to our WunderGlo Scholarship program this year, which increased our 2023 monetary award budget by $6,000 with their generous donation.
The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation is extremely proud to announce that this year’s 2023 WunderGlo Scholarships have been awarded to Six (6) outstanding students from • Savannah, Georgia • San Francisco, California • Camp Hill, Pennsylvania • Overland Park, Kansas • Manalapan, New Jersey • Portland, Oregon.
Our scholarship recipients are five young woman and one young man who are now attending: • Georgia College • Saint Mary’s Collage of California • Elizabethtown College • The University of Arkansas • The University of Southern California • The University of South Florida
The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation’s Annual Scholarships enhance the lives of young men and women throughout the country. Our hopes are that these remarkable young adults will always remember that The WunderGlo Foundation cares what they have been through, and we will always remember them. These are “The Children of WunderGlo”.
Charlotte Dorroh – 2023 Recipient of The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation Scholarship – in Memory of Jim Gainey
Charlotte Dorroh is a compassionate, brilliant, and grateful young woman who is attending Georgia College.
“After losing my mom at the age of nine, I was faced with many new obstacles to overcome. A person does not know the pain of losing a parent until it turns into their new reality. Growing up without a mother is the hardest struggle, but it has taught me a new understanding. Although cancer took a huge part of myself, it also shaped me into who I am and who I hope to become. I’m working hard to not only make my mom proud,
but to also make a difference in the world. The Gloria Borges Children of WunderGlo Scholarship honors and supports those who have dealt with the effects of losing a parent to cancer, while also reminding us that we are not alone. The WunderGlo Foundation has been a part of my life since my mom’s diagnosis, and I have looked up to the Foundation as a whole while growing up. I believe this organization is not just a group of people, but a family.”– Charlotte Dorroh
Congratulations, Charlotte! The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation is proud to have chosen you to receive our top scholarship. You are an extraordinary young woman who is wise beyond your years; We wish you success in Georgia at Georgia College and throughout your amazing life ahead.
Riley Rizzo – 2023 Recipient of The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation Scholarship – in Memory of Jim Gainey
Riley Rizzo is an extraordinary young woman who is attending Saint Mary’s College of California.
“I was only seven when my father was diagnosed with cancer, and those 2-years after are a blur. I remember little things from the time that I got to spend with him. Things like going to the playground or “bring your kids to work day, ” and though our time together was too short, I cherish the fun memories we got to make. I truly appreciate being able to call myself a child of WunderGlo. I am so incredibly lucky that I get to use this scholarship to help me with my education majoring in Health Science. This opportunity helps me get closer to
my future success and I will be forever grateful for this chance – and all that The WunderGlo Foundation has
done for me, my family, and for all the children of WunderGlo before, with, and after me.
Thank you.” – Riley Rizzo
Congratulations, Riley! You are a such a light and gifted young woman. Everyone at The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation is extremely proud to have chosen you to receive our top Scholarship. We wish you all the luck at Saint Mary’s College of California and beyond.
Alexandra Moschella – 2023 Recipient of The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation Scholarship – in Memory of Jim Gainey
Alexandra Moschella is a hardworking and inspirational young woman who is attending Elizabethtown College.
“This scholarship is going to not only help ease the financial stress of college, but it’s going to help me be a living legacy of my dad who died of colon cancer in February 2022. My dad was someone who loved people.He was able to talk to them to make them laugh, as well as brighten their day. I hope that I can live out these same characteristics in my future career as an Occupational Therapist so that people can see what my dad
passed on to me. Thank you so much for helping me pursue this dream! The kindness that you show the next generation of young people is incredible, and the work that The WunderGlo Foundation is doing to one day end cancer proves that nothing is impossible! Thank you for selecting me to be one of “The Children of WunderGlo!” – Alexandra Moschella
Congratulations, Alexandra! You are incredible! The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation is proud to honor such a brilliant young woman. We wish you the best at Elizabethtown College and in all that you pursue in your bright and promising future!
Will Petzold – 2023 Recipient of The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation “Recognition Award” Scholarship – in Memory of Jim Gainey
Will Petzold is a respectful and compassionate young man who is attending The University of Arkansas.
“Receiving this scholarship and getting to talk with Rebecca Keller has had a tremendous impact on my life as it was like a light in the darkness. I had no idea that my mother had ties to this amazing foundation, but I am so glad I know now, and that I can be a part of this WunderGlo family. This foundation’s belief in my abilities gives me confidence and motivates me to strive for excellence in all aspects of my personal and academic life. This scholarship reminds me that I am making both living, and people who are no longer in my life, proud of me. I will ensure that your faith in me is well-placed. I promise to utilize the knowledge and skills I acquire to contribute to the betterment of society by helping people in the field of physical therapy. I am excited to start this new chapter of my life and even more eager to know that I am now a part of the WunderGlo family who will be with me every step of the way. Thank you so much for this lasting impact on my life!”- Will Petzold
Congratulations, Will! You are truly a special young man, and you will undoubtedly succeed in all that you pursue. Please know that all of us at The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation are honored to play this small role in your brilliant life and we are so very proud of you. We wish you every happiness and success at The University of Arkansas and onward.
Jordyn Blume – 2023 Recipient of The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation “Recognition Award” Scholarship – in Memory of Jim Gainey
Jordyn Blume is a respectful and compassionate young woman who is attending The University of Southern California.
“I am so grateful to WunderGlo for helping to provide me the opportunity to further my education. The work you do to fight cancer and support families has an immeasurable impact and has changed countless lives. Losing a parent is a really difficult event to experience, but I strongly believe your efforts to spread awareness and find a cure will help tremendously to reduce this type of tragedy from
occurring in the future. I am so honored to be chosen for this scholarship and to help spread the message of WunderGlo. Thank you for helping students like me make our dreams come true.” – Jordyn Blume
Congratulations, Jordyn! You are such an amazing young woman and we are certain that you make both your mother and father so proud. You are such a gifted young woman. Please know that all of us at The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation are honored to play this small role in your incredible life and boundless future. We wish you every happiness and success at The University of Southern California and onward.
Ava Rispler – 2023 Recipient of The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation “Recognition Award” Scholarship – in Memory of Jim Gainey
Ava Rispler is a vibrant and caring young lady who is attending The University of South Florida.
“A dad is one to protect his daughter from everything, and I was always daddy’s little girl. Before I knew it, all the memories I had with him were gone. His hair was falling out, he was unable to move, and he wasn’t the same father that I remembered. I watched my father die from stage-4 colon cancer when I was 15. My father’s dream was to see my brother and I live our lives to the fullest, including getting the
most of our education. My father was part of a family business and loved being an entrepreneur. This is where I get my passion for Business. I greatly appreciate The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation for supporting kids like me, who have seen cancer and its devastation. I can only hope that through preventative care and cancer treatments that other kids never have to experience seeing their parent suffer and lose their life to this terrible disease. Although my dad’s passing has been very traumatic, I am grateful to connect with WunderGlo and gain so many opportunities for my future. Because of him, I can receive this scholarship. I thank you for helping me and other kids during the worst part of their lives. “– Ava Rispler
Congratulations, Ava! You are such a special and unique young woman. Everyone at The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation is extremely proud to have chosen you to receive one of our scholarships. We wish you every success & happiness at The University of South Florida -and throughout your incredible life to come – you deserve it all!
We Congratulate all our 2023 Children of WunderGlo Scholarship Recipients!!!