Wednesday:) When You Give Back, You Take Away More

18 Sep

“I believe that we all have a responsibility to give back. No one becomes successful without lots of hard work, support from others, and a little luck. Giving back creates a virtuous cycle that makes everyone more successful.”

~Ron Conway


Last Thursday, my friend Joyce Martin, invited me to the 2019 Scholarship Awards Ceremony and dinner at the Plano Event Center. Joyce sponsored two nursing students with a scholarship in honor of her late husband. She said that when her husband was very ill, she was so impressed with the nurses and doctors who attended his needs, that she wanted to give back by helping some young people going into this very compassionate, costly, and complex field. Her husband became very attached to one of the male nurses who assisted him in his darkest hours, so she sponsors one male and one female nursing student.

There were dozens of corporate, business, and individual donors offering financial assistance to these students, and the recipients greatly appreciated the fact that total strangers were investing in their education. How wonderful is that?

As the quote said, “Giving back creates a virtual cycle that makes everyone more successful.”

Thanks to the generosity of individual, corporate, foundation, alumni donors and many more, the Collin College Foundation is able to offer scholarships to outstanding students right here in our community.   The foundation awards annual scholarships of $500 – $3,000 to upwards of 700 students each year!  

One Response to “Wednesday:) When You Give Back, You Take Away More”

  1. Laureen September 19, 2019 at 10:01 am #

    This is wonderful! I am sure her husband would be so proud and so happy:)

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