Benjamin Olewine III offered to cover all of Melissa Mainier’s nursing school bills. After turning him down twice, she finally accepted. He has paid over $30k so far and is encouraging her to get her master’s degree in nursing. He will pay for that too.
I’m pretty sure Olewine is White because as far as I can tell, he wants nothing in return from this young woman. Apparently besides being a philanthropist donating to Harrisburg’s PinnacleHealth Spine, Bone & Joint Institutes and the culinary arts program at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, he regularly helps young people like Melissa.
From the article, “Olewine is the third of four generations to be involved in the food service industry and continue his family’s tradition of giving back to the community. His father ran a grocery store in the middle of the Great Depression and would often provide food for those in need. The business grew over the years and was handed over to Olewine to run before it was consolidated and sold to Sysco Foods in the late ’80s.”