Recent Gifts and Pledges
J. Thomas Bentley, BA’71, has included the College of Arts and Science in his estate plans. His $1 million bequest will endow the J. Thomas Bentley Scholarship Fund.
Cecil D. Conlee, BA’58, a member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust and the College of Arts and Science Board of Visitors, has made an additional commitment of $500,000 to support the Cecil D. Conlee Scholarship in the College of Arts and Science. The new gift is in honor of his upcoming 50th reunion. Conlee also serves as the Reunion Weekend chair for the Class of 1958.
Carol Riddick and Frank Riddick III, BA’78, made a $750,000 commitment to endow the Riddick Family Scholarship in the College of Arts and Science. The gift is in honor of Frank Riddick’s upcoming 30th reunion.
Amy and Richard Wallman, BE’73, have made a commitment to the College of Arts and Science to endow three new, permanent scholarships to commemorate Richard Wallman’s upcoming 35th reunion. The Irma Louise and Claude J. Keisling Scholarship is in memory of his aunt, Irma Louise Niederhauser Keisling, BA’41, and her husband, Claude. The Eva and Henry Wallman Scholarship will be named for Richard’s paternal grandparents and the Edith and Roy Witte Scholarship will be named for his great-aunt and great-uncle. The Wallmans previously established the Dorothy N. and Dick H. Wallman Scholarship and the Cleo and Fred Niederhauser Scholarship in honor of his parents and maternal grandparents.
Barbara Burroughs Wilson, BA’58, and J. Lawrence “Larry” Wilson, BE’58, have made a $600,000 gift to endow the Barbara B. and J. Lawrence Wilson Scholarship in the College of Arts and Science in honor of their upcoming 50th reunion. They previously established a scholarship of the same name, the Barbara and J. Lawrence Wilson Scholarship, in the School of Engineering. Larry is a member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust and Barbara serves on the Board of Visitors for the College of Arts and Science. The Wilsons are fundraising chairs for the Class of 1958.