Peach State FCU CEO donates $100K for college scholarships
April 24, 2015
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (4/27/15)--Marshall Boutwell, president/CEO of Peach State FCU, Lawrenceville, Ga., and his wife Lee recently made a $100,000 personal donation to Georgia Gwinnett College to establish an endowment scholarship fund (Gwinnett Daily Post April 23).
The scholarship, to be called the Lee and Marshall Boutwell Veterans Scholarship Fund, will be granted to full-time students who are military veterans.
Boutwell, a veteran himself with honors such as the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Distinguished Flying Cross for service in Viet nam, jumped at the opportunity to support a program geared toward fellow military members.
"When I heard that Gwinnett's new college was being built by a leadership team coming from a background of military service, I knew it would be a success," Boutwell said in a press release. "I wanted to be a part of that."
Preference for the scholarship funds will be given to those military veterans who were wounded or became disabled during active military service, or veterans who served in a combat arms unit in any branch of the military. But the scholarship money is available to all veterans and their families, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.
The Boutwells' donation also follows three individual scholarship gifts made by Peach State over the last five years. Two went to the School of Education and one went in honor of former president Dan Kaufman.
"Lee and Marshall have supported this college from day one: From understanding how our School of Education would impact one of Peach State Federal Credit Union's core constituencies--teachers--to supporting our efforts to become a top military-friendly campus and support our veterans," said Stas Preczewski, president of the college.