I announced in a previous post that John and I have started a scholarship at Salado High School, the “Fischer, Benjamin and Hayes Memorial Scholarship” to begin in the Spring of 2014. Well, today, in honor of my daughter, I am thrilled to announce we are creating a scholarship in honor of my daughter, Elizabeth Anne Herro Dowdy through the Methodist Children’s Home in Waco which will also begin in the Spring of 2014.
We started partnering with the Methodist Children’s Home several years ago when my family stopped purchasing Christmas gifts for each other. When we selected our respective charities to honor our family and loved ones, Elizabeth chose the Methodist Children’s Home. When July 30, 2012 happened, Sam wanted to have donations sent to the Methodist Children’s Home in her memory. The generosity to honor Elizabeth, Fischer, Benjamin and Hayes meant charitable donations over $10,000! Because this was Elizabeth’s selected charity, it just made sense that a scholarship for those students that reside at the home would be a perfect tribute to honor her!
Elizabeth had dreams of going to the Aveda institute to complete their program on cosmetology and esthiology once the boys were in school. Elizabeth had already attended massage school in high school and after attending the Aveda Institute she had hopes of having a spa/salon on Main St. in Salado. I always told her that after I retired, I would come work for her and answer phones, do the bills and other office tasks. Oh how Elizabeth could dream! I loved that about her. Her dreams were always big and large! I have no doubt that her dream has come true in heaven and she has the spa of her dreams!
Therefore, I feel this is a wonderful way to honor Elizabeth and help some graduating seniors at the Methodist Children’s Home. The requirements of this scholarship are that they are a MCH resident that wants to attend a post secondary program. This scholarship could be to attend a college/university or to attend a trade school similar to Elizabeth’s dream of attending cosmetology school.
If you woud like to participate in creating a legacy and honoring Elizabeth’s memory I would like you to consider contributing to her scholarship fund. You can do so by mailing your check to:
Methodist Children’s Home
1111 Herring Ave
Waco, TX 76708
Attn: Trey Oakley
Be sure and put “Elizabeth Dowdy Scholarship” in the memo line.
Your scholarship donation is tax deductible. I hope you consider this opportunity as you consider your charitable giving and end of year giving.
I will keep you updated on the status of the scholarship as we progress. I hope to have some fund raising events in the future. I will also donate funds that I receive from my wreaths that I make for others.
Until next time,