Donor Profiles

It Takes a Village

Heritage at Towne Lake scholarship recipients
Heritage at Towne Lake scholarship recipients

Little gifts can add up to make a big impact and Heritage at Towne Lake residents know that it truly takes a village to help educate our community's future leaders. "Education is a key to success," said member Susan Chapman, "Members of the Heritage community recognize the value of education. Many are retired and have personally benefitted from educational opportunities. Many have children and grandchildren whom they have encouraged and supported in higher learning pursuits."

This academic year alone, the active-adult neighborhood in Cypress will distribute $10,000 in scholarships for LSC-CyFair students through the Foundation. Since its beginning in 2010, the group has crowdfunded nearly $65,000 for scholarships. Chapman chairs an 11-member committee including Director Joe Incognito which promotes their scholarship program in Heritage.

Donors and this year's scholarship recipients met recently at a breakfast. It was a great opportunity for the residents to meet with students and hear about their journeys at Lone Star College. Chapman said the students' stories are especially inspirational and serve to reinforce one's desire to give and encourage others to support the Heritage program.

"With this scholarship I'm studying kinesiology and I hope that by helping people get more active I can help improve their lives, because that is the ultimate goal: to give back and make the world a better place," said scholarship recipient Adread Busby.

Heritage residents also know that the majority of Lone Star College graduates remain in their communities so that it is a great return on one's investment. "As witnessed by the growth of the CyFair campus, its educational resources are beneficial and valued. An investment in a student scholarship is an investment in our community," said Chapman.

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