Donna Johnson was a woman like so many—a mother, a wife, a leader, and a blessing to our world. But also like too many women, she was a victim of domestic violence, and was killed by her husband after she sought to flee from his abuse. Her spirit lives on through her children, Shavar and Shaina, and through a legacy of love and service that she imparted to any who met her.
Shavar Jeffries has established the Donna Johnson Memorial Scholarship to support the educational development of a young person who has experienced the loss of a parent, guardian, or loved one because of domestic violence, or whose life has otherwise been touched by violence against women. As a witness to and survivor of domestic violence, Shavar was blessed with the opportunity to obtain a life-changing education, and the Donna Johnson Memorial Scholarship seeks to ensure that other young people have the same opportunity.