Why I Give to York
"Both my parents were disabled in later life. They always admired people who didn’t let their disabilities stop them. When I told my mother that I wanted to endow a bursary for York students living with disabilities and in financial need, she thought that was a wonderful idea. Now the bursary is in both our names. Sometimes, students who received funding would send letters and we really enjoyed those – it felt great to make a difference.
I will add to the bursary through a bequest in my will. After nearly 40 years with York’s Finance Department, I know this endowment will continue to benefit those most in need – and I have seen the wonderful effects myself."