Unfortunately, there are far too many instances where many good students, for whatever reason, run short of funds to be able to finish.
Sooner or later, everyone needs a rescue. Often that crisis occurs during college. With that in mind, Col. David and Dr. Nancy Bull wanted to create a unique emergency discretionary fund that the dean could use as needed to help CFAES students with an unexpected, severe financial burden.
The Columbia, Connecticut, couple is establishing the Nancy H. and David E. Bull Student Emergency Financial Assistance Fund (#483184) as a pending endowment fund for the college.
“Unfortunately, there are far too many instances where many good students, for whatever reason, run short of funds to be able to finish,” Col. Bull said. “We thought it was a pretty good idea to put together a fund available only to the dean to make that decision.”
No other CFAES fund exists where the dean has the discretion to help a student with a sudden crisis.
In addition, the couple made estate gifts to benefit The Bull Family Endowment Fund for Extension Outreach (#640944), the Bull Family Study Abroad Scholarship Fund (#640945) and the 4-H in the Classroom, Greene County Fund (#314780).
“Our family has valued the leverage of Extension for generations and the change it can make in people’s lives,” Dr. Bull said. “It’s all about ‘how do we make the world a better place?’ We hope our support will so contribute.” Matthew Marx