Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Sep 05 2007

CONTACT: Loretta Young, Executive Director, Concord University Foundation
foundation@concord.edu, 1-304-384-5257
www.concord.edu > Donors & Friends

CU Science Department Will Benefit from Endowment

Athens, W.Va. – The Concord University Foundation has been named beneficiary in the estate of Oscar Jennings Blake, professor of architectural engineering, Virginia Tech., and his wife, Evelyn Lilly Blake an alumna of Concord State Teachers College, class of 1942. Ms. Blake named the CU Foundation as recipient in honor of and dedication to her former professor, Dr. Ellis Meade McNeil, who motivated and nurtured her in her love for and interest in science and botany. The award will eventually provide salary support for a faculty member whose teaching is reflective of that of Dr. McNeil, as well as provide funds for laboratory resources.

About the Foundation

The Concord University Foundation, Inc., has been established to aid and strengthen the educational purposes of Concord University by developing and utilizing the ties of interest, sympathy, and affection existing between the University and its alumni and friends throughout West Virginia and the nation. The Foundation encourages and receives and administers gifts and bequests for the benefit of Concord University, its students, and faculty. The Foundation, which has tax exempt status under provision of the Internal Revenue Service, is operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents of the Concord University Foundation, Inc. from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, West Virginia 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement. (West Virginia Code 29-19-8)

For information on providing gifts to the Concord University Foundation, contact Ms. Loretta Young, foundation@concord.edu or 1-304-384-5257.

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PO BOX 1000, VERMILLION ST., ATHENS, WV 24712.