Our Partner Remembrance Scholarships are non-renewable scholarships of up to $150,000 for students in financial need. They are created or endowed to honor the legacy of those who pass away while an active partner with PwC.
In FY18, the Foundation approved $200,000 in grants to establish remembrance scholarships in honor of Clara Kridle and Jennifer Cain.
After 33 years of service at PwC, Clara Kridle passed away on May 9, 2017. Clara was a well-respected PwC Partner and a dedicated mother who generously gave back to her community. She was held in high regard by her clients, partners, and staff, was a leader in mentoring and coaching, exemplified collaboration and teamwork, and was patient and sought after for advice and help. A memorial scholarship was created in Clara’s honor by her colleagues to benefit high-achieving juniors and seniors at Southern Illinois University’s College of Business, her alma mater. Through this scholarship, Clara’s positive impact on others’ lives will continue.
Spending her entire 17-year career at PwC, Jennifer Cain passed away suddenly on March 30, 2018. Devoted to her family and friends and admired by her colleagues and clients, Jennifer had become a PwC Partner in 2017. With a vibrant personality, Jennifer made a significant impact on so many and enjoyed giving back to the community through board participation and volunteering. A memorial scholarship was created at Jennifer’s alma mater in her honor to benefit high-achieving undergraduates majoring in accounting at the Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware.
Charlotte Coker Gibson
Executive Director, Charitable Foundation, PwC US