A pair of Mays Business School graduates have made a $100,000 gift through the foundation they created named the II Corinthians 9:7 Foundation. Accordingly, the donation will fund the “II Corinthians 9:7 Foundation Business Honors Scholarship.”
The organizers of the donor foundation, Jarrett ’93 and Tracy Anderson ’92, live in Austin. Tracy graduated with an accounting degree while Jarrett graduated with a degree in business management. Jarrett subsequently also graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1996.
The couple has previously funded a separate endowed Presidential Scholarship at Texas A&M.
Jarrett explains the pair created the foundation to benefit others because “we acknowledge our blessings and appreciate that our success is not derived exclusively from our efforts.” He noted the impact and importance of Texas A&M in preparing him and Tracy to achieve such successes. The scripture referenced in the name of the donor foundation states, “(e)ach of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” Jarrett stated that he and Tracy are honored to be able to give back to Mays Business School and support its efforts to attract highly-sought-after students.
As administrators of the donor foundation, the Andersons look forward to meeting future recipients of the scholarship.
“The Andersons’ gift is truly one from the heart and reflects their foundation’s name and mission,” said Mays Dean Jerry Strawser. “I can only wish that the students who are fortunate enough to benefit from their generosity reflect upon the message in II Corinthians 9:7 as they live their lives and assist others.”