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Shepherd Foundation to accept major gift

ISSUED: 17 September 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
(Shepherd Foundation to accept major gift)

Shepherdstown, WV--The Shepherd University Foundation will accept a major gift to endow the Jo Ann Mentzer Scholarship at its annual membership meeting Thursday, September 19 at 3 p.m. in McMurran Hall.

Susan Mentzer-Blair, who sits on the Foundation's board of directors, will present the estate gift on behalf of her first cousin.

Mentzer was a lifelong resident of Martinsburg and former teacher with Berkeley County Public Schools. She was a 1960 graduate of Shepherd University.

The Shepherd University Foundation is a non-profit organization that advances the mission of Shepherd University by overseeing funds established for support of the university and its students, faculty, and programs.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information about the Foundation, go to http://www.shepherd.edu/fndtnweb or call 304-876-5397.

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