LaVerne “Bun” Young Endowment
The LaVerne “Bun” Young Memorial Endowment was established by Davis Young April 3, 2000 in memory of his wife. The first scholarship was awarded in 2001.
LaVerne joined ESA in 1959, and was a 40 year member of Alpha Lambda Chapter of ESA. She was a strong supporter of her chapter as well as many levels of ESA. LaVerne enjoyed the educational aspect as well as the philanthropic work supported by ESA International and ESA Foundation.
LaVerne passed away in March, 1998. She and her husband, Davis, had just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
Both LaVerne and Davis grew up in Southern Oregon. Their mothers, Alta and Nell, were both teachers. Nell [Davis’ mother] received her teaching degree at Southern Oregon Teacher’s College, which is now Southern Oregon University.
With their interest in education, an endowment enabling Oregon students who wish to pursue a dream in teaching, nursing, or any medical profession and whose intent was to attend Southern Oregon University was a fitting memorial to LaVerne.
- College Attending
- Rogue Community College
- Southern Oregon University
- Specific Major