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 Wayne Arnett for Coeburn High School Alumni Scholarship made by:

  • Jim and Sue Fischer

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 Twinleaf Society (brick) made by:

  • Kristen Brickey

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 Fred and Anna Culbertson for the Culbertson Emergency Fund made by:

  • George and Nancy Culbertson

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

  • Alan Zimmerman and Nancy Whitman

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

  • Jim and Sue Fischer

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

  • Dean and Kathy Addington
  • Elbert and Velva Elswick

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 Doug Fleming for the Royal Douglas Fleming Scholarship made by:

  • Sue Ellen Fleming

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 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 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
  • Ballad Health Foundation
  • Kristina Carlson
  • Marc Cornett
  • David Rouse and Mary Darcy
  • Robert and Martha Funke
  • Don Green
  • William and Betty Howle
  • Robert and Dorothy Isaac
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • Randy and Laura McMahon
  • Bill and Mary Ramseyer
  • Kyle and Cheryl Redman
  • Lona Roberts
  • Edward and Shirley Parsons
  • Mary Stout
  • Bruce and Christina Turnbill
  • John and Patricia Williams

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

  • Jim and Sue Fischer

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

  • Joseph Matney

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

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

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

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 memory of Kendall Rainey for the Kendall M. Rainey Scholarship made by:

  • Travis and Lauren Leager
  • Thomas and Rebecca Rickman

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 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

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

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

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

  • Andrew Traynor, Jr.

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

  • Emmetri Beane

 

Updated November 92020