Jack Martin'43, a career high school history teacher and coach, was a loyal and generous supporter of Beloit College. When his 50th class reunion approached in 1993, he decided to give a special gift to the college that would memorialize his late wife, a Beloit alumna herself and also an educator.
By working with the college's gift planning office, Jack was able to establish the Jean and John G. Martin Endowed Scholarship for his 50th reunion class gift. At the time, he pledged to make annual gifts to provide scholarships until a bequest gift would permanently endow the fund. In setting up the gift agreement, he asked that students with an interest in teaching be given preference for the scholarship awards. In a note he wrote to the college, Jack said that he and Jean "had a keen interest in the field of education because we felt it was the key factor in the United States' success and future."
To date, nine Beloit College students have received multiyear scholarships from the Martins' generosity. History and education major Kara Condon'12 is one of them. "I am honored to receive the Martin Scholarship and deeply grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Martins' legacy," she says.
Create Your Own Legacy
Endowed scholarships at Beloit College are one way to help current and future students benefit from a quality Beloit education. By combining an annual gift pledge with a long-term will commitment to Beloit College, you can start seeing the benefit of your legacy today.
Contact the Office of Gift Planning to discuss how you could turn your giving into a legacy at Beloit College by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 608-363-2683 or 800-331-4943.
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