Trinity is proud to introduce the Jim Kramarczyk '84 Memorial Pre-Professional Internship Angel Sponsorship. This fund, set up by Paul Kramarczyk, father of Jim, will sponsor an intern every year to work at the Autism Society of Greater Cleveland. Paul and Judy decided to become an Angel Sponsor of the Internship Program to honor Jim's memory.
"Jim loved his years at Trinity," Paul explained. "In fact, he credited Trinity with preparing him for his college career and ultimately for his career as a Special Agent in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security."
Trinity grads will remember Jim's dedication and his leadership on the football field where he was starting quarterback for over two years; the team's record during Jim's senior year was 9 and 1. After high school, Jim went on to graduate from Baldwin-Wallace College where he participated in an internship for the United States Treasury Department. His experience led to his career with the U.S. Customs Service at the Oklahoma City office, and eventually with the Department of Homeland Security in Las Vegas.
Agents who were privileged to work with Jim remember the knowledge, dedication and humor he brought to his job. Jim's cases included seizing millions of dollars from a Japanese money laundering investigation, and working on a Columbian drug money operation.
Paul and his wife Judy appreciate Trinity for the education Jim and his sister Christine ('86) received.
"When the opportunity to sponsor an internship for current Trinity students was presented, I knew that Jim would love that we are doing this," Paul explained. "He loved Trinity and enjoyed his college internship, and I know he would want to help Trinity students on the way to their own careers." Sadly, Jim passed away in 2009 from a valiant battle with Leukemia.
Paul and Judy chose to sponsor The Autism Society of Greater Cleveland in Jim's name as a way to also honor Christine who is a special-education teacher.
For information on Corporate Angel Sponsorship opportunities, please click here (PDF).