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Catherine T. McCord Fund for Asbury Towers

Year Founded

Catherine T. McCord

Purpose of Fund

The purpose of the Fund shall be to provide income for Asbury Towers Retirement Community.

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. She was a 1918 graduate and the oldest living alumnus of DePauw University with a double major in English literature and French.

Mrs. McCord was married in 1935 to Joseph McCord and he preceded in death in 1978. Former DePauw University President Robert G. Bottoms made the following statement following 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
2007    $1,294.11
2008    $1,419.09
2009    $734.50
2012    $1,329.82
2013    $1,441.10

2014    $1,516.93

2015    $1,585.46

2016    $1,631.77

2017    $1,617.83
Total    $12,570.61

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