February 25, 2010

Bea Arthur gives $100,000 to College Fund

American Indian College Fund to Match Bea Arthur's Estate Gift of $100,000 for New Donations Up to $100,000The late actress Bea Arthur left $100,000 to the American Indian College Fund for the Bea Arthur Scholarship Fund as part of her legacy. Known for her roles as Maude in the television show Maude and Dorothy in Golden Girls, Arthur was even more passionate about her role in helping others, according to her sons, Matthew and Daniel Saks.

"Throughout her life, Mom volunteered her time and gave generously to help those in need to get on their feet. She believed that education was the key to empowering people to have faith in themselves and to overcome the hardships and injustices in their lives," said Matthew Saks in a letter. "We are so proud of her. And we'll be so grateful to you for making a contribution that will double her gift and honor her legacy to give others a chance to achieve their full potential."

"Thanks to Bea Arthur and her vision, American Indians across America will have the opportunity to earn a college education, giving them, their families, and their communities hope for a better future," said Richard B. Williams, president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. "To honor Ms. Arthur's vision which is empowering American Indian students, the American Indian College Fund will match Bea Arthur's estate gift up to $100,000 for all new donations."
Comment:  For more on the American Indian College Fund, see "Think Indian" College Campaign and "X" Cap Benefits College Fund. For a similar subject, see Gary Cooper's Native Scholarship.

1 comment:

John R. Platt said...

Wow! I knew I liked Bea Arthur for a reason!