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Last month The Evanston Township High school District 202 Educational Foundation received a $2.2 million bequest from the estate of alumna Annie MacDonald Gunn Bond, ETHS class of 1942. In her will, Ms. Bond directed that the bequest be used to establish “The Margaret Gunn Scholarship Endowment” to award a nursing scholarship in memory of her sister, Margaret Gunn, ETHS class of 1945.
Erika Erhart, ETHS Foundation chair, said, “This gift, our first major bequest from a grateful ETHS alumna, is a great example of a public-private partnership to benefit ETHS students. This unique gift will help augment the health sciences rotation program by encouraging students to go into nursing, a rewarding profession that’s highly in demand. ETHS is very grateful to Annie Bond for remembering her alma mater in her estate plans.”
Shelly Gates, chair of the applied sciences/technologies department, said, “Every year, many students enroll in our health sciences rotation course specifically because of their desire to pursue a career in nursing. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to provide scholarships to these and other ETHS students as they pursue nursing-related post-secondary education.”
For more information about making a contribution to the foundation, contact Fran Caan, ETHS director of development, 847-424-7157.