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"JoAnn was passionate about teaching and helping others, and I want her to continue to have an impact on someone’s education, even when she isn’t here to teach them. Naming the Northwest Foundation, and specifically the scholarship, as a beneficiary in my will is one last way I can honor my wife and the wonderful work she did."
Dr. Marvin Marion (right), with Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski
JoAnn Stamm Marion touched many lives throughout the 37 years she spent as the first-grade teacher at Horace Mann Lab School on the Northwest campus. She served hundreds, if not thousands, of students as first graders and through her interactions with college students in practicum experiences and the college courses she taught. Even in her retirement, and up until the day of her sudden passing, she continued doing what she loved as she tutored students after school in her classroom in the basement of her home.
In the spirit of keeping her memory alive and allowing her name to continue to touch the lives of students for years to come, her husband, Dr. Marvin Marion, has made a provision in his will naming The Northwest Foundation and the JoAnn Marion Memorial Scholarship as a beneficiary upon his passing. This future gift will add to the principal balance of the existing scholarship fund with the intention of awarding scholarships to two students per year, rather than one.
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