Margie’s Fund was established in honor of my mother, born Marguerite Foerster (1919) in Baltimore, Maryland. She loved school and was a good student. Upon her graduation from high school, she was offered a full scholarship to a local college. She could not accept the scholarship. Her mother had been injured and disabled at the ice house where she worked, and, due to prohibition, her father had lost his job as a vat inspector at a brewery. Margie and her brother had to find work to help with family expenses. Margie valued education, and regretted missing an opportunity to go to college. Margie left some money to my husband and me when she died. We decided to use it to endow a scholarship in her name, and we believe she would be pleased to know that she is helping to enable other young people to achieve their dreams.
Carol B. Hannum and James S. Hannum, MD.