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President's Award: Kent Thoelke

| Feb 17, 2016

THOELKEKent Thoelke is a passionate crusader for all he believes in and the GSBA has been blessed that he believes whole heartedly in the mission of the Scholarship Fund. When Kent first learned about the Scholarship Fund, it quickly became a family project for him, along with his husband Kevin Gaspari, his parents, Rich and Shay, and sister Richelle. Both of Kent’s parents became interviewers and when Rich passed away, Kent and family created the Rich Thoelke memorial scholarship. Kent’s involvement has been at every level from volunteer, to co-chair of TASTE.

Kent is a tireless ambassador for the Scholarship and in his role as co-chair helped raise the bar for the event to record high levels of participation and fundraising resulting in over $775,000 raised in 2015. With a work schedule that has him traveling over 260 days a year, Kent’s dedication to the cause is a testament to his belief in the power of the Scholarship Fund to change lives. Traveling around the globe, Kent never hesitates to share the story of GSBA and has truly become an international spokesperson for the work of GSBA. Kent is the perfect example of the power of belief and dedication to change the world and make it a better place.