Central Scholarship is devoted to helping individuals achieve a better life through higher education. We believe that education is a right, not a privilege and that scholarships are an investment, not an expense.

    Staff

  • Jennifer Bauer Program Manager

    Jennifer Bauer is Program Manager at Central Scholarship. Jennifer earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bowie State University. Experienced advisor to at-risk youth in Baltimore and the District of Columbia, Jennifer has assisted families and communities with navigating college admissions and financial aid terrains. Previously she has served in direct service and leadership roles in the college access arena. As a member of the Central Scholarship team, Jennifer is responsible for assisting with outreach and program visibility, managing and tracking award disbursements, as well as processing student applications. A first-generation college graduate, Jennifer is determined to empower students from all walks of life with the tools and resources necessary to realize their dreams of college success.

  • Kathleen Elliott, CFRE Development Director

    Kathleen Elliott joined the Central Scholarship team in August 2013 as Development Director. She leads board and staff efforts to raise current and future scholarship dollars and operating support. She has 12 years fundraising experience and has previously served in development positions at the Baltimore Community Foundation, Paul’s Place and the Maryland Food Bank. She earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive credentials in 2007, demonstrating her mastery of fundraising principals and techniques as well as experience in planning, implementing and managing annual, major, and capital giving campaigns. When she’s not working, Kathleen volunteers as a tax preparer for Baltimore CASH Campaign, as a member of the Family Selection Committee for Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, and as President for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Maryland Chapter.

  • Roberta Goldman Program Director

    Roberta Goldman has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Counseling. After beginning her career as a rehabilitation counselor and then an employment counselor, Roberta found her professional home at Central Scholarship.

    With over two decades of experience in scholarship management at Central Scholarship, Roberta is passionate about education at all levels and is inspired and energized every year by each new group of students and their stories. As a first-generation college graduate herself and the proud mother of two graduates of the University of Maryland, College Park, Roberta has a personal familiarity with the financial aid and college experience from the point of view of both a student and a parent. Her career with Central Scholarship has enabled her to mesh her professional growth with the personal belief that giving someone the tools to become self-reliant is the greatest way to offer support.

    Roberta is a member of the National Scholarship Providers Association and has served as a scholarship application reader for the Association of Universities and College of Canada. A native of England, Roberta can frequently be found with a cup of tea in hand, and can be relied upon to keep the Central Scholarship team supplied with English chocolate.

  • Kim Haley Operations Assistant

    Kim Haley is in her fourth year as Central Scholarship’s Operations Assistant. She enjoys being the first contact for students and donors on the phone, and the first face they see when they walk into Central Scholarship. Kim also manages receipt of student payments and checks from donors. As someone working to complete her own higher education, and saving for her son’s future, Kim understands firsthand the challenges that students and parents face in today’s education market, and is passionate about helping everyone access the education they need to succeed.

  • Angela Harrison Senior Program Manager

    Angela Harrison has been with Central Scholarship since 2006, when she began as the Operations Assistant. Growing along with us, she helped to design our e-mail outreach program and online application, and is now the Senior Program Manager, administering our scholarships for career and technology training. From her own experience, Angie knows how difficult it can be to finance an education, and she loves to be a helping hand for students navigating the same process. She holds a B.A. in English from Washington College, where she received the Sophie Kerr Prize for her poetry.

  • Michele Waxman Johnson Deputy Director

    Michele Waxman Johnson is Deputy Director at Central Scholarship. Michele earned a Master’s degree in Planning from the University of Virginia, and a B.A. in Urban Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. Previously, she served as Executive Director of a community leadership program for 11 years, and has held positions in planning and college admissions. Michele’s focus at Central Scholarship is on implementation of the strategic plan, oversight of scholarship administration, financial literacy, and technology planning. As a first-generation college graduate who paid her own way for a Master’s degree while working full-time, Michele understands the value of a good education and recognizes how education transforms lives, families, and communities.

  • Lucille Margulis Controller

    Lucille Margulis, Controller of Central Scholarship, has 30+ years of experience in accounting. She has a deep understanding of financial reporting for non-profit organizations. Prior to joining the Central Scholarship team, Lucille managed accounting functions for for-profit and non-profit organizations.

  • Lucy Sytov Marketing & Annual Fund Manager

    Having worked in Development at Central Scholarship since 2008, Lucy Sytov manages donor stewardship, the annual fund, and marketing. She enjoys “connecting the dots” for donors and develops creative forums, including videos, for sharing student stories with donors and the online community. Lucy manages Central Scholarship’s online presence and generates grant proposals, donor solicitation, and sponsorships. She also works to increase community awareness and promote donor stewardship by planning all CS fundraising and program events. Lucy combines fundraising and marketing skills to increase Central Scholarship’s financial capacity and raise visibility. In her free time, Lucy is an advocate for foster children with Court Appointed Special Advocates of Baltimore County.

  • Jan Wagner President

    Jan Wagner spent 14 years at Johns Hopkins University as a senior director before joining Central Scholarship in 2001. She earned an MBA at the University of Baltimore and a BS in Business from Towson University. Jan’s father died when she was just 17 and she had to figure out how to pay for higher education. She understands the challenge of persisting through college and the rewards that await students who finish.

Board

  • Officers
  • Mike Ward Board Chair
  • Ira WagnerFirst Vice Chair
  • Russ CauseySecond Vice Chair
  • Peggy HellerThird Vice Chair
  • Dave Richardson Treasurer
  • Sonia TendlerSecretary
  • Mary (Molly) ShockImmediate Past Board Chair
  • Larry KamanitzCampaign Chair
  • Board of Directors
  • Rodolfo Beltran
  • Victor Broccolino
  • Ron Diggs
  • Samuel Himmelrich
  • Lidia Paz-Baker
  • Matt Penater
  • Susan Silberman
  • Jean Wyman
  • Joanie Young
  • Honorary Members
  • Jane Abraham
  • Henry R. Abrams
  • Lee Fink
  • Willard Hackerman
  • Sandra D. Hess
  • Steven T. Himmelrich
  • Laurence M. Katz
  • Charles Klein
  • James A. Rothschild
  • Phyllis K. Schreter
  • Howard P. Sugarman
  • Betty L. Waghelstein
  • Margie B. Warres
  • Manuele Wasserman, PhD
  • M. Richard Wyman