A Bequest – Aubrey S. ’62 and Sandy N. Thomas
Aubrey and Satoko “Sandy” Thomas, acting in a spirit of appreciation, created the Aubrey S. Thomas Jr. Award for Proficiency in Biology in 1990. In 1992 they established the Aubrey S. Thomas Jr. and Satoko N. Thomas Endowment Scholarship Fund.
Still wanting to do more for Keene State College, Aubrey and Sandy have decided to support faculty and student research in science-related areas. Through their wills, two additional endowments will be funded in the future: The Aubrey S. Thomas Jr. and the Satoko N. Thomas Undergraduate Research Fund. Their vision, generosity, and devotion to students have and will continue to provide great benefits to Keene State.
A Bequest – David B. ’55 and Betsy W. ’51 Staples
David and Betsy foresee the time when greater numbers of scholarships will be given each year to deserving students. To accomplish this, they have provided for increased support to the scholarship through their will. “We are both alums of the College, so Betsy and I have a vested interest in Keene State; since Dave attended the College for one year, we wanted to have him remembered at Keene State.”
The David Charles Staples Memorial Scholarship will forever provide financial assistance to deserving students as a tribute to Dave’s life and as a symbol of his parents’ strength and courage.
A Charitable Gift Annuity – Dr. Bartlett C.”Doc” Swett ’56
“Keene Teachers College was the right college form me at that time in my life,” Doc said. “It provided me an education in a small, secure environment that enabled me to grow. When I graduated and went on to teach, I felt better prepared than my fellow teachers who had attended other colleges. Keene Teachers had the reputation of grooming well-prepared teachers. I am grateful for the experience and want to leave a legacy to Keene State College that will provide a source of support that will add enrichment to the College experience.”
A Charitable Remainder Unitrust – Barbara A. Peterson ’48
The Pooled Income Fund – Irene “Sally” (Szalajeska) Cid ’36
“My Keene Normal School education has enabled me to accomplish a good deal in life…that includes everything from my first job as an instructor at Plymouth State College to my stint as a state legislator, and the opportunity to travel extensively,” Sally said. “The Pooled Income Fund is a plus for both the College and me – income to me from the investment and eventually an unrestricted gift to the College!”