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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Update: Tanta Scholarship Fund

by Calculated Risk on 2/03/2009 09:28:00 PM

A word from bacon_dreamz:

I would like to thank everyone for the very generous response we have received to Tanta’s memorial scholarship and bench fund at ISU. There have been a large number of donations totaling just over $20,000 to date, and all of them are very greatly appreciated. The bench has already been purchased and will be placed on the ISU campus this spring (where Tanta’s parents will be able to visit it whenever they like), and the scholarship itself is very nearly fully endowed, so I’m hopeful that the first award will be next spring.

Tanta’s family has been very touched by the kindness and generosity of everyone here (as have I), and I know they have found comfort in the fact that she touched so many lives so deeply. My sincerest thanks to all of you for helping to make this happen in her memory.

Note from CR: To be fully endowed, The Doris Dungey Endowed Scholarship Fund at Illinois State University needs another $1,500 or so (I've dropped a few bills in the kitty today).

Donations can be made at the link below by entering "Doris Dungey Endowed Scholarship" in the Gift Designation box. Checks made out to the ISU Foundation with “Doris Dungey” in the memo can also be mailed to:

ISU Foundation
attention: Mary Rundus
Illinois State University, Campus Box 8000
Normal, IL 61790.

Also here is map of where the Mortgage Pigs are (from Tanta's brother-in-law):

Mortgage Pig Home Click on graph for larger image in new window.

No Pigs in Florida?

A special thanks to bacon_dreamz for setting up the Scholarship Fund.

For much more on Tanta - tributes, charities, her writing - please see Tanta: In Memoriam

All my to best to everyone, CR