Planned Gift to Increase Scholarships
In 1995 Mary A. and Edward K. Showfety set up an endowed scholarship fund at the College. Over the years they have contributed to the fund and it has grown, with the result that more and more students have been recipients of their scholarships. The Showfetys also set up a pooled income fund through a local community foundation as part of their bequest to the Abbey. Their plan was to increase the scholarship fund so that it could reach out to even more students. Since Mr. Showfety died 14 years ago, Mary has kept her connections with the College strong and has on occasion written to her scholarship recipients when she received communications from them. When asked why the Showfetys set up this fund at the College, Mrs. Showfety indicated that, as active members of the Diocese, they had always had an interest in doing something for the 'Catholic college in the Diocese.' As one of seven children, Mr. Showfety worked his way through UNC-Chapel Hill to attain a Bachelors Degree in Business. He so much appreciated his education; he wanted to give other young people the chance to attend college. An avid learner herself, Mary is an RN, one of nine children, who dedicates her lively intelligence to the service of her community and wants to help other families who may have difficulty sending their students through school.
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