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Love for Community Turns into Scholarship

Art and Leona Everson In 1985, Arthur and Leona Wilcox Everson retired to South Texas, where they quickly fell in love with its people and culture.

They strongly believe in education and feel that every person should have the opportunity to attend professional or technical training beyond high school.

As a result, in December 2006, they announced the establishment of a charitable trust with a $500,000 commitment to provide scholarships for future TSTC students. The couple chose to convert their estate to future scholarships for TSTC Harlingen students.

"We were heartbroken by the need of many families who wanted to provide an education beyond high school for thier children, but they often did not have the financial capabilityof doing so," Mr. Everson said. "Higher education allows people to rise above low-paying jobs to become more productive members of society. We're glad we can do this for the community.

Through planned giving, a charitable remainder trust was created that allows the Eversons to provide themselves the life they want, while making a gift to an organization dear to them. All while taking advantage of tax breaks.

For more information on planned giving, contact Amy Lynch, Director for Institutional Advancement at (956) 364-4500 or amy.lynch@tstc.edu. You can also go to our Ways to Give page for more giving opportunities.











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