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Catherine T. McCord Fund for DePauw University

Year Founded

Catherine T. McCord

Purpose of Fund
The primary purpose of the Fund shall be to provide a source of financial support for the Annual Fund of DePauw University.

Catherine T. McCord

History of Fund
Martha Catherine Tillotson McCord was born in Frankfort, Indiana on July 17, 1897 and died at Asbury Towers on September 20, 2001 at the age of 104. Mrs. McCord was married in 1935 to Joseph McCord, who passed away in 1978. She graduated from DePauw University in 1918 with a double major in English Literature and French. Prior to her death, she was the oldest living alumnus of DePauw University. Former DePauw University President Robert G. Bottoms made the following statement after her death: "DePauw University has lost a loyal alumna and friend. It was an annual tradition at Alumni Reunion Weekend for Catherine McCord to stand as the sole surviving member of her class. Throughout her life, she also stood for kindness, grace, and as an example of the many traditions embodied in this wonderful place that we call DePauw."

Grant / Payout History
2003    $554.25
2005    $766.68
2006    $882.29
2007    $969.52
2008    $1,036.75
2009    $1,055.26
2012    $922.03
2013    $994.54

2014    $1,046.09

2015    $1,092.54

2016    $1,124.05

2017    $1,119.47
Total    $13,181.30


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