We are fortunate to have more than 100 members in the Lester B. Pearson Legacy Society – the group of individuals who have included the College in their estate plans or future giving plans. Each Legacy Society member has a different connection to the College, whether it be as alumni, parents, employees, volunteers, or One World attendees, they all have one thing in common – the desire to ensure inspiring young people from around the world continue to be able to live and learn together on our Pedder Bay campus long into the future. long into the future.
Last spring, one of our Legacy Society members, Glen Crawford, passed away, leaving behind his wife of 55 years Maureen, his son Kevin (Tanya) and his three precious granddaughters – Ava, Grace and Kate. Glen also left behind a generous and thoughtful gift to the College as part of his estate. This gift will go right into the College’s endowment fund that supports scholarships each year.
Glen first came to know Pearson through his role with KPMG (the firm that does the College’s annual financial audit). He later joined the College’s Board of Directors, serving in many capacities, including Chair of the Finance Committee. Glen then became a Patron and continued as an annual donor and One World attendee, right up until his passing last year.
When asked what prompted Glen to first get involved with the College, his son Kevin said, “He just stepped forward and did it on his own. He had gotten to know the College well and was impressed with the diversity of the students at Pearson and the quality of education they received.”
Glen spoke highly about the College and regularly took his family to see Pearson’s annual One World stage production. His wish was for Pearson to keep going and to continue providing bright and promising youth from all over the world with the relevant experience to become future leaders in their own communities and fields of expertise.
Born and raised in Victoria, Glen attended Victoria High School and was part of the first graduating class from the University of Victoria. Known to many as a dedicated and hardworking individual, Glen loved his work in the finance industry. Glen enjoyed helping others and gave back to the community by serving on numerous boards in the Victoria community. In addition to his involvement with Pearson, he especially cherished his time working closely with the Victoria Airport Authority, Victoria Golf Society and the Saanich Police Board.
We are grateful to everyone who supports Pearson College UWC, now or in the future. If you are interested in learning more about including the College in your estate plans, please contact Carly Milloy, Director of Advancement and External Relations, at 250.216.7402 or firstname.lastname@example.org.