Wichita, Kansas – GrassFire Industries LLC – Leadership Development is pleased to announce the creation of the Jonathan Sanchez Memorial Scholarship beginning in August of 2022.

To honor the life and friendship of LEIP graduate Jonathan Sanchez, GrassFire will now offer a partial scholarship in his name to three prospective students each year.

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The Jonathan Sanchez Memorial Scholarship honors the life of my dear friend and former student, Jonathan Sanchez.

Jonathan believed in giving back. This generous partial scholarship celebrates his life by paying forward his generosity and courage to others while providing another opportunity to help his family. Jonathan believed in this program, what it did for him, and what it could do for others. I believed in Jonathan and what he was doing for the world. Unfortunately, his life was cut short. However, that does not mean that his vision of community and organizational improvement cannot be continued. However, as he would say, “that will require more leaders.”

Since his death, I have thought about ways that I could honor him and keep his name alive. I have also thought about ways that I could help his family. This is the best way that I could think of to accomplish that goal. Now, we all get an opportunity to celebrate him and help keep his memory alive.

Jonathan passed away on January 20, 2022, at the age of 40, leaving to mourn family and friends. Jonathan is survived by his wife of 12 years, Bonnie Sanchez, and his sons, Sawyer and Logan Sanchez. If you would like to help Bonnie and the kids, I would highly encourage you to donate whatever you can spare to their family’s GoFundMe.

Thank you!

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