Fond Memories Inspire an Estate Gift
There was no single event that encouraged Dan Mason '88 to leave a legacy here at Virginia Wesleyan College. Rather, a series of life-shaping experiences led him down the path to the creation of his estate gift.
While a student, Dan created lasting memories on campus with fellow students. He acquired skills in the classroom while learning from faculty members and administrators, many of whom are still changing lives at VWC. Dan attributes his success to the close-knit learning environment that allowed him to become who he is today.
After graduation, Dan used his skills in a variety of ways, working for Tidewater Psychiatric Institute, starting his own business, working in sales and management and establishing his career as a Property Field Claims Specialist for Nationwide Insurance, a position he has held for the past 19 years.
Dan decided shortly after graduation that he wanted to remain involved at VWC, so he served both as a member and the President of the Alumni Association Board, and took a seat on the College's Board of Trustees. His continued involvement and financial commitment to Virginia Wesleyan after graduation have given him a unique perspective on what it takes to make the College successful and the resources required to make it thrive.
Dan explains his desire to make an impact on the lives of Virginia Wesleyan students through an endowed scholarship in this way: "Your gift is a personal choice. As such, you can craft your gift to meet your specific desires. The opportunity for your legacy to be carried into the future by supporting Virginia Wesleyan and its future students is a tremendous gift. I cannot think of a better way to help a potential student become the most they can be by giving a gift of this nature."
We thank Dan for his generous contribution to the College and for choosing to give back.
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