Tributary Gifts

Honor someone you love with a tributary gift

In Honor of Gifts

Gifts to the College at Wise may be made in honor of a person or a special event in the life of a loved one. Many choose to honor a particular faculty member, classmate, their parents, or friends — anyone who has inspired them, challenged them, and helped them to grow. Others honor birthdays, anniversaries, and many other special occasions. Just be sure to indicate the full name of the person you wish to honor and the College will notify them of your kindness. Honorary gifts are listed below for the current fiscal year, July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.

In Memory of Gifts

Gifts to the College may also be made in memory of a person who has affected the life of the donor or at the passing of a family, friend, or colleague. Memorial gifts are a beautiful and loving way to pay special tribute to a loved one. Please indicate the full name of the person and who you would like us to let know of your gift. Memorial gifts are listed below for the current fiscal year, July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.

Twinleaf Society Clock Personalized Pavers

Another possible way to give in honor of or in memory of someone is by making a contribution for a personalized brick to be placed at the Twinleaf Clock, which is conveniently located near the Chapel of All Faiths and across from Crockett Hall. Each brick is $500 and may include up to three lines of text that can include up to 18 characters each. 

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To make a tributary gift, make a secure donation using the online form.

In Honor of and in Memory of Gifts

(July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021)

In honor of 2004 Lady Cavs Volleyball Team for the Fern Salyer Memorial Volleyball Fund made by:

  • Richard and Kellie Rose

In honor of Bonnie Aker for Coeburn High School Alumni Scholarship made by:

  • Jim and Sue Fischer

In memory of Tom Aker, Jr. for Coeburn High School Alumni Scholarship made by:

  • Jim and Sue Fischer

In memory Wayne Arnett for Coeburn High School Alumni Scholarship made by:

  • Jim and Sue Fischer

In honor of J. B. and Freda Atwood for the Fred & Anna Lee Culbertson Emergency Fund made by:

  • Jim and Sue Fischer

In honor of J. B. Atwood for the Fred & Anna Lee Culbertson Emergency Fund made by:

  • George and Nancy Culbertson

In memory of Rex Baird for Campus Beautification Fund (for tree) made by:

  • Justin Runyon

In memory of Rex Baird for the J. Rex Baird Scholarship in Biology made by:

  • Judy Abbott
  • Pat and Mary Ann Ahearn
  • Clyde Baird
  • Lloyd and Mabel Baird
  • Richard and Jenny Bryant
  • Robert and Holly Christian
  • Van Daniel
  • D. Michael Donathan
  • Winston and Tami Ely
  • Stephen and Debbie Garrett
  • Marvin and Marcia Gilliam
  • William & Barbara Hooper
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • Rusty and Martha Necessary
  • Daisy Portuondo
  • Lona Roberts
  • Jo Stewart
  • Kathy Stewart
  • Bruce Wasem
  • Roy and Ruth Wells
  • Hoyt and Dawneda Williams
  • Roger and Lora Williams

In memory of Jordan Barnette for the Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship made by:

  • Alpha Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma

In memory of Jordan Barnette for the Pi Kappa Phi Leadership Scholarship made by:

  • Chad and Brandy Horvat

In honor of Robin Benke for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • William Barber and Barbara Childs-Barber

In memory of Joshua Bentley for the Joshua Bentley Memorial Football Scholarship made by:

  • Jerry and Karen Bentley

In honor of Pat Bevins for the Pat Bevins Scholarship made by:

  • Sandra Jones

In honor of Pat Bevins for the Twinleaf Society (brick) made by:

  • Kristen Brickey

In honor of Priscilla Brame for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • William Barber and Barbara Childs-Barber

In memory of Clyde and Margie Bishop for the Clyde Patton and Margie Read Bishop Memorial Scholarship made by:

  • Clifton and Sara Bishop

In memory of Christopher Boggs for the Pi Kappa Phi Alumni Chapter Joseph F. Hunnicutt Pepsi Scholarship made by:

  • Jeffrey and Gina Lucas

In honor of Betty Carter for the Education Department made by:

  • Bobby and Nancy Dotson

In memory of Geneva Carter for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • Anita Marshall

In memory of Dotti Chittester for the Campus Beautification Fund made by:

  • Preston and Mary Jane Miller
  • Buzz and Kathy Witt

In memory of Bill and Rick Collie for the Bill and Rick Collie Scholarship made by:

  • Andrew, Lesley, and Claire Maggard

In memory of Bob Colyer, Sr. for the Colyer Family Scholarship made by:

  • Anonymous
  • Charles Bennett
  • Gary and Jo Beverly
  • Winston and Tami Ely
  • Richard and Anna Sue Fogle
  • Alycia Fogle Franklin
  • Scott and Rhonda Perkins
  • Bill and Mary Ramseyer
  • Randy and Lisa Rigg
  • Lona Roberts
  • Larry and Kimberly Rogers
  • Gail Rose
  • Kenneth and Joe Ann Rose
  • Ernie and Debbie Ward
  • Bruce Wasem
  • Dorothy Wasem

In memory of Marian Cress for Coeburn High School Alumni Scholarship made by:

  • Jim and Sue Fischer

In honor of Anna Crowell for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • Deidre Talley

In memory of Fred and Anna Culbertson for the Culbertson Emergency Fund made by:

  • George and Nancy Culbertson
  • Jim and Sue Fischer

In honor of George and Nancy Culbertson for Culbertson Emergency Fund made by:

  • Jim and Sue Fischer

In memory of Roxbury Crystal for the Roxbury Hyde Crystal Award made by:

  • Jerome and Sherry Cross
  • Alan Zimmerman and Nancy Whitman

In honor of Carolyn Cummins for the Charles S. Perkins & Celestine Wright Perkins Scholarship made by:

  • Catherine Cummins
  • Chris and Mary Anne Cummins
  • Cecilia Lasyone

In memory of Ralph Cummins for the Ralph and Carolyn Cummins Scholarship made by:

  • Carolyn Cummins

In memory of Dick Davidson for the M & M Gilliam Cavs Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Judy Abbott
  • Jerred and Ashley Chandler
  • George and Nancy Culbertson
  • Van Daniel
  • Wayne and Brenda Edwards
  • Winston and Tami Ely
  • Stephen and Debbie Garrett
  • Rebecca Gumm
  • Sandra Jones
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • Charles and Lulia Maine
  • Rusty and Martha Necessary
  • Bill and Rhonda Pangle
  • Scott and Rhonda Perkins
  • Janice Pilkenton
  • Thurston and Mary Ann Rose
  • Jo Stewart
  • Kathy Stewart
  • Bruce Wasem
  • Sam and Debra Wharton

In honor of Linda Davidson for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • William Barber and Barbara Childs-Barber

In honor of Clinton and Peggy Dean for the James Taylor Adams Scholarship made by:

  • Christine Dean
  • Fletcher Dean and Jane Meade-Dean

In memory of Evelyn Cleo Dingus for General Athletics made by:

  • Sandra Jones

In honor Bobby and Nancy Dotson for Coeburn High School Alumni Scholarship made by:

  • Jim and Sue Fischer

In honor of Jim Dotson for the Jim and June Dotson Scholarship made by:

  • Kyle and Cheryl Redman

In memory of William Bradley Elkins for the William Bradley Elkins Scholarship made by:

  • Joseph and Sarah Perry

In honor of Tami Ely for the R. Winston Ely and Tamara S. Ely Scholarship made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In honor of Winston and Tami Ely for the R. Winston Ely & Tamara S. Ely Scholarship made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In memory of Rachel Endicott for the Rachel Endicott Memorial Nursing Scholarship made by:

  • Dean and Kathy Addington
  • Elbert and Velva Elswick

In memory of Frank and Rose Fischer for Culbertson Emergency Fund made by:

  • Jim and Sue Fischer

In honor of Jim Fischer for the Fred and Anna Lee Culbertson Emergency Fund made by:

  • George and Nancy Culbertson

In memory of Pam Fischer for Culbertson Emergency Fund made by:

  • Jim and Sue Fischer

In honor of Sue Fischer for the Culbertson Emergency Fund made by:

  • George and Nancy Culbertson

In honor of Sue Fischer for the Coeburn High School Alumni Scholarship made by:

  • Mickey Castle and Sue Kern

In memory of Brent Fleming for the J. Brent Fleming Memorial Scholarship made by:

  • Freddie and Marnie Mullins
  • Lawton Mullins
  • T. Barry and Rachel Puckett
  • Wise County Court Service (Dawn Gilbert, Ken Spurlock, Ondrea Beverly, Melissa Jones, Darcy Gardner, Josh Holbrook, Ginger Hall, Jessica Manis)
  • Derrick Yates and Jessica Jackson

In memory of Doug Fleming for the Royal Douglas Fleming Scholarship made by:

  • Sue Ellen Fleming

In honor of Alan Foster and Kaye Lawson for The Rapha Foundation Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In honor of Carolyn Gilliam for Coeburn High School Alumni Scholarship made by:

  • Jim and Sue Fischer

In memory of Dalton Graham for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • Tony and Tina Graham

In memory of Fred B. Greear for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • Estate of Elizabeth Cauthen

In memory of Ralph and Hazel Greene for the Ralph B. and Hazel C. Greene Scholarship made by:

  • Fred and Jaunita Colley

In memory of Elmer and Nada Hart for the Hart-Amburgey Endowed Scholarship made by:

  • Tonya Hart

In honor of George Hawpe for the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Hawpe-Donathan Alumni Scholarship made by:

  • Sharon Daniels

In honor of Donna Price Henry for the Benjamin James Price and Michael Enoch Schimansky Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In honor of Donna and Allen Henry for Chancellor's Fund for Success made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In honor of Frankie Holbrook for the Frankie Holbrook Scholarship made by:

  • Jo Stewart

In memory of Velta Collins Holyfield for the Velta Collins Holyfield Memorial Scholarship made by:

  • Earl and Linda Hummel

In honor of Kaye Hooper for Coeburn High School Alumni Scholarship made by:

  • Jim and Sue Fischer

In memory of Betty Humphreys for the Betty M. Humphreys FBLA Leadership Scholarship made by:

  • Danny and Anne Marie Baker
  • Dennis and Glenna Hensdill

In memory of Joseph "Huck" Hunnicutt for the Pi Kappa Phi Alumni Chapter Joseph F. Hunnicutt Pepsi Scholarship made by:

  • Ted Leonard

In memory of Clarence Hunter, Jr. for UVA Wise Student/Faculty/Staff Relief Efforts made by:

  • Quintin and Kalen Hunter

In memory of Mya Hunter for UVA Wise Student/Faculty/Staff Relief Efforts made by:

  • Quintin and Kalen Hunter

In memory of Sadie Stone Jones for Sadie Stone Jones Memorial Scholarship made by:

  • Sandra Jones

In memory of Linda Jordan for Smiddy's Cupboard made by:

  • Diane Cornett

In memory of Linda Jordan for The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Staff Scholarship made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In memory of Linda Jordan for the Twinleaf Society Helping Hand Fund made by:

  • Mike and Sheila Combs
  • George and Nancy Culbertson
  • Bruce and Christina Turnbill

In memory of N. Brent Kennedy for N. Brent Kennedy Scholarship in Appalachian Studies made by:

  • Judy Abbott
  • Anonymous
  • Ballad Health Foundation
  • Kristina Carlson
  • Jerred and Ashley Chandler
  • Marc Cornett
  • David Rouse and Mary Darcy
  • Winston and Tami Ely
  • Robert and Martha Funke
  • Stephen and Debbie Garrett
  • Don Green
  • Elsey and Amelia Harris
  • William and Betty Howle
  • Robert and Dorothy Isaac
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • Jay and Marsha Lemons
  • Randy and Laura McMahon
  • Bill and Rhonda Pangle
  • Bill and Mary Ramseyer
  • Kyle and Cheryl Redman
  • Lona Roberts
  • Edward and Shirley Parsons
  • Kathy Stewart
  • Mary Stout
  • Bruce and Christina Turnbill
  • Sam and Debra Wharton
  • John and Patricia Williams

In honor of Sue Kern for Coeburn High School Alumni Scholarship made by:

  • Jim and Sue Fischer

In memory of Linda Lane for Coeburn High School Alumni Scholarship made by:

  • Jim and Sue Fischer

In honor of Valerie Lawson for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • William Barber and Barbara Childs-Barber

In honor of Valerie Lawson for the M & M Gilliam Cavs Bicetennial Scholarship made by:

  • Scott and Rhonda Perkins

In honor of Valerie Lawson for Women's Lacrosse made by:

  • Laura Pritchard

In memory of Donovon Lynch for Football (End Zone Club) made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In memory of Christinia Matney for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • Joseph Matney

In memory of Joseph Matney for the Joseph S. Matney and Christinia Allen Matney Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Daryle and Kate Cardone

In memory of Pam McKnight for the Pam McKnight Fund made by:

  • Mark and Leigh Clark
  • Jonathan Crimmins and Kate Kremer
  • Eric Smith
  • Mikhael and Natasha Tabor

In memory of Pam McKnight for the Twinleaf Society Helping Hand Fund made by:

  • George and Nancy Culbertson

In memory of Sarah Love McReynolds for the Merry Lu Prior Garden Fund made by:

  • Bruce Wasem

In honor of Preston Miller for the John I. Burton Class of 1956 Scholarship made by:

  • Ann Reed

In memory of Claudette Amburgey Morgan for the Hart-Amburgey Endowed Scholarship made by:

  • Frank and Carol Hart

In memory of Ella Jane Mullins for the Shelcy Mullins Sr. Virginia Kentucky Fair Scholarship made by:

  • Greg and Dawn Gilbert
  • Don Green
  • Jim Manicure

In honor of Susan Mullins for the Campus Beautification Fund made by:

  • Terry and Gina Chisenhall
  • Al and Kathy Fleming
  • Pam Hall
  • Stephen and Crystal Hamm
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • Donald and Cindy Sharitt
  • Bruce and Christina Turnbill
  • Bill and Teresa Wendle
  • Samuel Wharton III

In memory of Frances Orr for Football made by:

  • Wilma Graham

In memory of Celestine Perkins for the Charles S. Perkins & Celestine Wright Perkins Scholarship made by:

  • Carolyn Cummins
  • Cecilia Lasyone

In honor of Scott and Rhonda Perkins for the M & M Gilliams Cavs Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In honor of Scott and Rhonda Perkins for The Rapha Foundation Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In honor of Pi Kappa Phi for the Pi Kappa Phi Alumni Chapter Joseph F. Hunnicutt Pepsi Scholarship made by:

  • Jeffrey and Gina Lucas

In memory of Terry Pope for the Coeburn High School Alumni Scholarship made by:

  • Jim and Sue Fischer
  • Mickey Castle and Sue Kern

In memory of Janis Powers for the Avery Don Powers Scholarship made by:

  • Carol Powell

In honor of Laura Pritchard for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In honor of Laura Pritchard for Women's Basketball made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In honor of Donna Raines for the Education Department Fund made by:

  • Bobby and Nancy Dotson

In honor of Kendall Rainey for the Kendall M. Rainey Scholarship made by:

  • Travis and Lauren Leager
  • Thomas and Rebecca Rickman

In honor of Mary Ramseyer for the Bill and Mary Ramseyer Football Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • American Football Coaches Wives Association
  • Wayne and Brenda Edwards
  • Bill and Teresa Wendle

In memory of Bill Ramseyer for the Bill and Mary Ramseyer Football Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • American Football Coaches Wives Association
  • Anonymous
  • Judy Abbott
  • Carol Alderman
  • Christopher and Heather Basham
  • Bobby and Debbie Bates
  • John and Joy Betts
  • Morgan and Betty Bolling
  • Richard and Gloria Bucher
  • George Burgan
  • Michael and Bree Burns
  • Joshua and Lena Busscher
  • Jeff and Eileen Cantrell
  • Jerred and Ashley Chandler
  • Clinton-Massie High School Sunshine Committee
  • Margie Colyer
  • Robert and Pamela Collins
  • Tom Costa and Mary Martin
  • George and Nancy Culbertson
  • Steve Curran
  • Carroll and Patricia Dale
  • Sharon Daniels
  • Bridget Dickert
  • Wayne and Brenda Edwards
  • Winston and Tami Ely
  • James and Susan Evans
  • Sue Ellen Fleming
  • Greg and Dawn Gilbert
  • Marvin and Marcia Gilliam
  • Don Green
  • Rebecca Gumm
  • Brian and Carolyn Haller
  • Erin Harrigan and Law Firm of Gentry Locke
  • Allen and Donna Henry
  • Darrell and Joy Holbrook
  • William and Barbara Hooper
  • Jon Johnston
  • Sandra Jones
  • Michelle Kasten
  • Randall and Dana Kilgore
  • Ray and Sally Kneisel
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • Zachary and Emily Lee
  • Sally Leftwich
  • Jay and Marsha Lemons
  • Preston Mitchell and Patricia Baumgartner
  • Jerry and Margaret Moore
  • Morgan-McClure Chevrolet Buick Cadillac
  • Jason and Bobbi Mullins
  • Mrs. Jerry L. Mullins
  • Janine Myatt
  • National Football Foundation National Capital Region
  • Russell and Martha Necessary
  • Jim and Joyce Osborn
  • Jeff Overbeck
  • Michael Owens
  • Bill and Rhonda Pangle
  • Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Norton, Virginia
  • Don and Gigi Pippin
  • Adriana Ransom
  • Louisa Rise
  • J. Philip and Patricia Robbins
  • Ed and Karen Roop
  • David and Mary Rose
  • Gail Rose
  • Thurston and Mary Ann Rose
  • Don and Cindy Sharitt
  • Erin Thompson
  • Rick and Lori Vaught
  • VA-KY Communications
  • Bruce Wasem
  • Dorothy Wasem
  • Roy and Ruth Wells
  • Bill and Teresa Wendle
  • Sam Wharton III
  • Sam and Debra Wharton
  • Kevin Williams
  • Wise Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Wally Witt
  • Norma Wyse and Mark Ramseyer

In memory of Robert Royster for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • Lura Chase

In memory of Fern Salyer for the Fern Salyer Memorial Volleyball Fund made by:

  • Tom Costa and Mary Martin

In memory of Dana Sample for the Dana Sample Travel Scholarship made by:

  • Jeffrey Hamilton

In honor of Corey Sanchez for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • Deidre Talley

In memory of Alvin Sheppard for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • Brianna and Jesse Willis

In memory of Joseph Smiddy for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • Harry and Debbie Sydow

In memory of Joseph Smiddy for Joseph C. Smiddy Chair made by:

  • Michael and Julie Smiddy McClellan

In memory of Buddy Smith for Women’s Softball made by:

  • Mark Ragsdale
  • Bernard and Linda Rice

In memory of Carl Smith for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • Lewis Walker

In memory of Pearl Smith for Campus Beatification made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • Sam Wharton III

In honor of Tabitha and Lydia Smith for the Multicultural Center made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In memory of Joe Stallard for the Philip Andrew Stallard Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Joseph Lee Stallard

In memory of Joshua Stallard for the Phillip Andrew Stallard Memorial Scholarship made by:

  • Neil and Angelina Stallard and Leleya Stallard

In honor of Pat Stallard for the Philip Andrew Stallard Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Joseph Lee Stallard

In memory of Philip Stallard for the Philip Andrew Stallard Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Robert Hakim
  • Pat Stallard

In memory of Ernest Starker for the Ernest C. Starker Memorial Athletic Scholarship made by:

  • William Gardner
  • John and Carolyn Grant

In memory of Jimmy Stewart for the Twinleaf Society (brick) made by:

  • Jo Stewart

In memory of Jimmy Stewart for the Jimmy C. Stewart Scholarship made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In memory of Jimmy Stewart for the Twinleaf Society Helping Hand Fund made by:

  • George and Nancy Culbertson

In honor of Jo Stewart for the Jo Stewart Scholarship made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In memory of Anne Sturgill for General Scholarships made by:

  • David and Becky Williams

In memory of Betty Thomas for the Mark and Ruby Ely Scholarship made by:

  • Paula Ely

In honor of Christina Turnbill for the Campus Beautification Fund made by:

  • Terry and Gina Chisenhall
  • Al and Kathy Fleming
  • Pam Hall
  • Stephen and Crystal Hamm
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • Donald and Cindy Sharitt
  • Bill and Teresa Wendle
  • Samuel Wharton III

In honor of Adriana Undreiu for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • William Barber and Barbara Childs-Barber

In honor of Debbie Vanover for Chancellor’s Fund for Success made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In honor of Bruce Wasem for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • William Barber and Barbara Childs-Barber

In honor of Bill Wendle for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • William Barber and Barbara Childs-Barber

In honor of Debra Wharton for the Campus Beautification Fund made by:

  • Terry and Gina Chisenhall
  • Al and Kathy Fleming
  • Pam Hall
  • Stephen and Crystal Hamm
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • Donald and Cindy Sharitt
  • Bruce and Christina Turnbill
  • Bill and Teresa Wendle
  • Samuel Wharton III

In memory of Kenneth Wheeler for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • Andrew Traynor, Jr.

In honor of Allan and Ann Williams for the Fischer-Elseg-Williams Bicentennial Scholars Fund made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In honor of Evan Elizabeth Williams for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • Emmetri Beane

In memory of Rachael White-Hollo for the Rachael Erinn White-Hollo Memorial Scholarship made by:

  • Tricha Altmann
  • Anonymous
  • Raymond and Sylvia Wimmer
  • David and Cathy White

In memory of Sue Betty Young for Women's Lacrosse made by:

  • Charlotte Van Slyke

Updated April 20, 2021