Snow Starts The Giving Society

After 34 years, Tim Snow has a host of donors who give or pledge to The George Snow Scholarship Fund named after his late father.

The Scholars Council recognizes annual giving, The Loyalty Society cumulative giving and The Founder Society are people who name the fund in their estate, trust or other planned gift.

To recognize all of them, Snow, the president, announced The Giving Society at a reception in the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center on May 19. The offices on the second floor now have large plaques in the lobby. He also gave out lapel pins.
“We’ve given away more than $600,000 in scholarships,” this year alone, said board chairman Richard Murdoch.

The fund has given more than $8 million to more than 1,600 students, “because of our kind and generous donors and volunteers,” said Snow, who added the fund was nationally recognized last year.

Torrey Green, an art teacher at Don Estridge High Tech Middle School, told his story about how the fund starting helping him with scholarship money in 1995.

“Tim is a wonderful man and has done so much to help me over 21 years,” he said.

“It’s a joy to belong to something bigger than yourself and reach back and give a hand up to someone else,” said Kristi Jackson, who received a scholarship in 1982. A marketing professional, she now helps review applicants and is a trustee.

“This organization is so much more than the sum of its parts,” Snow said.