In May of 2023, we lost our colleague and friend Jeff Essenmacher. He was a smart and kind person who went out of his way to help others. In his career, he worked in IT and over the years he built a large network of colleagues who remember when Jeff jumped in to assist in some way making their task easier. In his private life, Jeff had woven together a large network of actual family and friends who grew to be. There was a similar theme of kindness and being of help. One way that Jeff showed up to make a difference was in being a foster parent. He took on the difficult task of showing up for kids when they needed him most. To honor his memory, his colleagues at work are starting a scholarship in his name that will benefit foster kids.