Making A Difference in the Life of a Student
While Robin came to Virginia Wesleyan College in 1970 to gain an education, he left with the ability to educate thousands.
Robin began his 38-year career in education as part of the Teacher Organization on VWC's campus, followed by teaching elementary students, and finally becoming a principal of Creeds Elementary School in Virginia Beach, VA.
In the Fall of 2010, Robin made a gift to establish the Davenport Family Endowed Scholarship. He explained that he "wanted to help make a difference in the life of a student. I have been in education for almost 38 years now and see how many awesome students there are in this world. Many are struggling to go to college and need scholarships to help them." By naming the College as a beneficiary of his retirement account upon his death, Robin will add to his established endowment account enabling a Wesleyan student to succeed. Robin understands personally how much a scholarship can help a student thrive because he was as scholarship recipient with he attended VWC.
While serving on the Alumni Board a few years ago, Robin was able to see how every dollar counts in the life of a student. "Now that I have a scholarship in my name and was given the opportunity to meet with the student [who received it], it makes me proud that I am helping in a small way."
To Robin, the College is like a hidden diamond in Hampton Roads. He says that the welcoming atmosphere of the campus provided him a family-like community over the years and life-long friends.
When asked what he would others to know about making an estate gift to Virginia Wesleyan, Robin said "that others can help make a difference in the life of a student. It doesn't have to be a large amount of money, for even a small donation can make difference. Just do it and the rewards will be awesome!"
We thank Robin for his generous contribution to the school and for choosing to give back.
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