Alexandra Rosa-Dougherty was a talented, loving, spirited woman; she was a daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend beloved by many. She lived 40 years with passion, art, and most of all, love for her family. She passed away in December of 2015 and she left us her precious children Nicolas and Mia, 9 and 7 years old. She also left us with her love for all things Spanish, a strong heritage which she took on in her fiery dancing of Flamenco as a young woman and later in life in her passion for Writing and Education, particularly for the Spanish language. Suffering from Bipolar Disorder and its many metabolic effects for over 15 years, left Alex unable to continue dancing in the Flamenco company she so loved and then unable to teach, but she always wrote, and she always focused on being the best Mom. This campaign looks to accomplish two things in Alex's memory: 1. to solidify the college fund for her children so they can have the education she dreamed they would, 2. to further her love of Spanish by supporting one college student yearly with a grant supporting Spanish education or Spanish dance. This grant has been committed to NJCU, a university in Jersey City, NJ, where 80% of the students are minorities, a large proportion Hispanic.
Please join me in this tribute to Alexandra, my beloved talented, beautiful sister,