Alumnus William Hopkins endows scholarship with planned gift

Bill Hopkins ’51

Retired educator William Hopkins ’51, of Annapolis, Md., knows the value of having talented men teaching in public school classrooms.

To help recruit more men to education, Hopkins has made a planned gift honoring his mother that will create a scholarship to assist male elementary education majors.

Hopkins made his gift with a charitable gift annuity, which will pay him income for the rest of his life. Upon his death, the residual value of the annuity will fund the William Andrew Hopkins Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Margaret Tyree Hopkins.

During his 34-year teaching career, Hopkins saw firsthand the importance of good role models for male students.

“I’m delighted when I see a man teaching kindergarten,” Hopkins says. “It’s nice for boys to see men in the school system because it shows them that learning is important.”

Hopkins has been a dedicated annual giving donor and is a member of the Order of the Oak, Elon’s planned giving recognition society. His generous gift is part of the Ever Elon Campaign to build the university’s endowment.

For more information on the Ever Elon Campaign, click on the link to the right.