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Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

  • Swan Scholarship
    A substantial gift to the Lipscomb University will provide new, endowed scholarships for students in the university's Doctor of Ministry degree program.
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  • Always Interested in Learning
    In 1941, Martha Cashon Penn of Paducah, Ky., traveled to Nashville to begin a great adventure - the quest...
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  • New endowed scholarship honors the history, legacy of first May Queen
    In 1931, Margaret "Nell" (Grandstaff) Midgett ('32) was named David Lipscomb College's inaugural May Queen.
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  • Estes scholarship reflects appreciation for university experience
    For those who have never met someone who has given everything she has, meet Kimberly Estes.
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  • Respected Nashville Educator Strengthens Engineering Education with Gifts to Lipscomb
    Mary Adair never sent a child through Lipscomb University, but her generosity and passion for education will be producing top-notch Lipscomb students for generations beyond her death.
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  • Remembering Lipscomb Legend Oliver Yates
    For more than half a century Oliver Yates was a fixture in Lipscomb University's department of biology and its allied sciences programs and was legendary for his cell biology classes.
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  • Sisters Benefit Lipscomb through Gift Annuities
    These sisters, both widows, have a remarkably close relationship that each wishes all sisters could emulate, even to their "investments" in the young people at Lipscomb University.
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  • Wrights Endow Academy Scholarship
    David Lipscomb Campus School (now Lipscomb Academy) Alumni, Doug and Jo-an Wright, have generously established an endowed scholarship for Academy students.
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  • Endowed Fund Established to Support Music Majors
    Known for his quiet and gentle demeanor as well as his gift for arranging music, Dr. Moore joined the Lipscomb music...
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  • Grandma Johnson: A Reflection on Giving
    Mrs. Helena Haralson Johnson (1873-1959) became known by generations of Lipscomb students as Grandma Johnson after she lived among them for the latter part of her life.
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  • From Honduras to Nashville
    In January 2006, Nuria Rosa began her pre-med studies at Lipscomb University. She had dreamed of this day for years, but had often wondered if her dreams could ever become reality.
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  • Living a Legacy – Lee & Ann Marsh
    Helen Keller once wrote, "When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another."
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  • Smith Family Endows Erin Arnold Smith Scholarship
    The Smith family has established an endowed scholarship in memory of Erin Arnold Smith which provides support for students who plan to enroll in law school upon graduation from Lipscomb.
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  • Alexander Endows Scholarship for Family and Consumer Science Majors
    Lipscomb University alumna Mary Neal Alexander endowed this scholarship through her estate in memory of her parents, Bob and Bessie Alexander.
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  • Where There Is a Will, There Is a Way
    Where there is a will, there is a way. If you could find that oft-quoted proverb in Bartlett's "Familiar Quotations," you would also find a picture of the late Cleavis and Pearl Gaw.
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  • Stacey Smith: Journey Out of Darkness
    There is a darkness that surrounds domestic violence. The darkness masks the secrets and hidden treacheries that few can truly understand.
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  • A Gift Remembered
    The family of Dortha Regina Parker recently presented Lipscomb University life insurance proceeds for over $100,000 to help provide a Christian education for future generations of students.
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  • Estate of Pamela Collins Endows Scholarship for Education and Nursing Students
    Through her estate, former Lipscomb University student Pamela Jean Collins established an endowed scholarship in honor of her mother, Enid Bell Collins, and two aunts, Kathleen Bell Campbell and Miriam Bell Holden.
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  • North Family Endows Scholarship for Lipscomb Students
    A scholarship has been created that will assist students seeking a Christian education at Lipscomb University.
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  • Children honor memory of mother with endowed scholarship
    For 99 years, Grace Woodroof Akin devoted her life to rearing a family and serving others.
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  • Lifelong educator establishes scholarship for teachers
    Fred Hatchett knew how difficult it can be to financially get through college.
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  • Larry and Florrye Grant
    When Larry and Florrye Grant began thinking about their estate a few years ago and how best it could be used to impact the world for good...
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  • Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
    Lewis is a 54-year-old executive at a large healthcare company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now the stock has grown substantially.
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  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting the Wills Planner on her favorite charity's website, June, a surviving spouse, came across the idea of a Give it Twice Trust.
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  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Joe and Kathy worked for years building their nest egg for retirement. They also want to provide for their children.
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  • Fixed Income for Retirement
    After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small rural town, Patricia was ready to retire.
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