FLORENCE, S.C. – The Estate of Mary Alice Caudle Ingram recently made a $25,000 contribution to Francis Marion University’s school of nursing.
The Last Will and Testament of Mary Alice Caudle Ingram, managed by daughter Mary Alice Ingram Busch, allowed for the $25,000 contribution. Busch said she chose to make the donation to the nursing program for various reasons.
“We have had so much illness in my family, and the nurses and doctors have done so much for us,” Busch said. “It was one of my top priorities to help those I thought really needed it. Besides, my mother and father were deeply interested in Francis Marion since it first began.”
The gift is to be used to provide scholarships for nursing students who are in financial need.
“We are very grateful to receive this contribution from the Estate of Mrs. Mary Alice Caudle Ingram,” said Jay Dowd, FMU’s vice president for development and executive director of the FMU Foundation. “Mrs. Ingram and the Ingram family are recognized as charitable leaders in our community and have a rich history of involvement at Francis Marion University. Her gift to provide scholarships for our nursing students is yet another example of her generosity.”
Already established by Ingram was The Charles Nelms Ingram Memorial Fund in 1978 in memory of her husband. Awards are made from this fund to worthy, as well as needy, FMU students.
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