Lois R. Cranford Learning Legacy Fund

This year the club transformed its annual poinsettia sales into the Lois R. Cranford Learning Legacy Fund (aka the “Lois Fund”). This fund provides scholarship funding to Durham Public School students who graduate from Student U’s high school program and who are selected by Student U for scholarship recognition.  http://studentudurham.org/high-school-program. The fund honors Lois R. Cranford, long-time Rotary member, and the many years she led poinsettia sales to raise scholarship funds. It will be an annual fund and contributions will be collected during October-November.  In December a small portion of the funds will be used to purchase poinsettias to give to the Durham Police and Fire Departments along with 1-2 local non-profit organizations. 

Our initial goal was to raise $2500 this year.  However, we raised more than $6000 through contributions by club members and Lois’s friends and family.  On December 4, Don Stanger led a celebration of Lois’ and the fund and presented a commemorative plaque to her daughter Susan Ross, club member and Assistant District Governor.

Following the meeting, club members delivered poinsettias to the Durham Police Department, the Durham Fire Department, the Family Exchange Center, and the Durham Literacy Center.

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