The gift report

William Lavinder (FIN '79, MGT '79) and his wife, Joyce Lavinder, of Atlanta, Ga., have pledged $100,000 to establish the James L. Lavinder '58 Memorial Scholarship in Accounting and Information Systems. The scholarship is established in honor of James Lavinder (BAD '58), who for 50 years enjoyed a successful career as a CPA, mostly in Martinsville, Va.

David Calhoun (ACCT '79), of New Canaan, Conn., has given $60,000 to the David L. Calhoun Fund for Excellence in Accounting and Information Systems, providing unrestricted support to the department. Calhoun serves as chief executive officer of Nielsen.

Distributions totaling $196,756 were received from the estate of Warren L. Holtzman. These gifts were distributed equally to the marketing and management departments. Holtzman, formerly of Boca Raton, Fla., was a retired faculty member and past director of the college's Small Business Institute.

Sheila Jackson, of Aiken, S.C., has pledged $100,000 to establish the James S. Jackson Memorial Scholarship. James Jackson (BAD '63, MBA '68) was a member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the track and cross-country teams. The scholarship will provide support to undergraduate students demonstrating financial need.

The Kantner Foundation, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has pledged $100,000 to establish the Woodrow A. Kantner scholarship. Woodrow Kantner (BAD '40) was a member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the football team and served as a pilot in the Army during World War II.

The Leonard Family Foundation, on behalf of Francis L. Leonard, of Bristol, Va., has pledged $100,000 in support of the Richard E. Sorensen Dean's Chair.

Kevin Paasch (ARCH '88) and his wife, Karla Paasch, of Virginia Beach, Va., have made a bequest provision of $100,000. Their gift will ultimately establish an endowed scholarship.

Deborah Petrine (MGT '78) and her husband, James Petrine (CE '80), of Hardy, Va., provided a gift of $50,000 to the James G. & Deborah L. Petrine Excellence Fund in Management, providing unrestricted support to the department. Deborah Petrine currently serves as a member of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

Christopher Shean (ACCT '87), and his wife, Lesley Shean (ELED '88), of Castle Rock, Colo., contributed gifts totaling $59,764, divided between the Richard E. Sorensen Dean's Chair and the Department of Accounting and Information Systems.

An anonymous bequest of $50,000 has been made to the Richard E. Sorensen Dean's Chair.

Michael Williams (MKTG '74), and his wife, Shirley Williams, of Murrells Inlet, S.C., have made a bequest of $250,000. Their gift will ultimately establish an endowed scholarship.


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