Thanks to a generous bequest from Jenny Wible, a former cashiers' supervisor for Colonial Williamsburg, Walsingham Academy recently received an annual grant from an endowment fund established in Mrs. Wible's name at the Williamsburg Community Foundation.
Mrs. Wible's gift to Williamsburg—Saint Bede Catholic Church and the Salvation Army of Williamsburg also benefit from the grant—is the largest estate gift in the Williamsburg Community Foundation's history.
"I was fortunate to have the opportunity to meet Mrs. Wible several times," Walsingham Academy President Sister Mary Jeanne Oesterle said. "Whenever I saw her, she expressed how important it was that our young people receive a quality education. This gift makes such a big difference to so many."
Here at Walsingham, funds from Mrs. Wible's grant continue to be applied toward financial aid, allowing more students the opportunity to attend the Academy.
"Thanks to Mrs. Wible's foresight, her legacy provides opportunities for Walsingham Academy students now and will do so for many years to come," Director of Advancement Lindsey Torres said. "Her generosity is a beautiful example of the power of a planned gift."
To learn more about leaving a legacy to Walsingham Academy through your will or trust, please contact Director of Advancement Lindsey Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org.