Thunder Bay couple leave new bequest to assist Science students in need
Biology alumnus Ron Watson has made a provision in his will to leave a bequest of $200,000 to assist Science students in need.
Ron (BSc ’72) knows a thing or two about money. The biology grad and former York University rugby player and swimmer is a senior member of a Thunder Bay share club, where like-minded members get together to share financial information. Not only does he mentor dozens of members on smart investing, but his “get rich slow” program has put him in a position where he and his wife, Diane, can now help others.
Several years ago, Ron and Diane established an endowed undergraduate award in the Faculty of Science. More recently, he set up a fund to assist students in distress. Ron’s new bequest will ensure that this fund can be endowed and become a permanent support for Science students at York.
Ron and Diane give to numerous causes in their home town of Thunder Bay, including Lakehead University, where Diane is a grad. “If we can help, and if it’s a good cause we believe in, we are happy to support it,” they say. As a result of their generous new bequest, Ron and Diane are now members of York’s special White Rose Legacy Circle. York’s Faculty of Science is grateful to them for their generous support.
For more information about creating a future legacy at York, please visit www.myyorklegacy.com
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