Don and Mary June Ward of Irmo, S.C., were recognized during a spring chapel service at North Greenville College for their generous support to the institution. The couple recently established the Donald E. Ward Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust at the college.
Ward is a member of the Board of Trustees, Council of Advisors, and is a 1958 graduate of North Greenville College. He has strong family ties to the college as his sister-in-law, daughter, son, and daughter-in-law also graduated from NGC.
Dr. Jimmy Epting, President, in his presentation to Don and Mary commented, “I would like to take this opportunity to recognize these good friends of the college today. They acknowledged the needs of many students who attend North Greenville College by establishing the Donald E. Ward Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust at NGC. Many of us have good intentions to do things for others but Don and Mary put their plan into action. The interest income from their endowment will provide scholarships to deserving students each year for many years to come.”
Ward in his comments stated, “I owe a great debt of gratitude to North Greenville College, one that I will never be able to fully repay. The college gave me a strong foundation and this prepared me for the many challenges of the business world and everyday life.”
Article printed in the September 1997 issue of the North Greenville College Alumni Newsletter.