The Times West Virginian

July 24, 2013

Fairmont State Foundation gets major gift

Alumnus Bill Waters’ estate: $730,000 for scholarship opportunities

By Kaylyn Christopher
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Through a bequest from the estate of a Fairmont State alumnus, the Fairmont State Foundation has received a gift of $730,000.

William Claude “Bill” Waters, who passed away in July of last year at the age of 93, designated the money to be used to provide scholarship opportunities for students at the institution. Waters’ cousin, Arden Fisher, served as the executor of his estate.

Previously, Waters also made contributions totaling more than $63,000 to the university.

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