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Programs Include Music, Art and Healthy Holiday Menus


Junior Board Plans Events for Everyone


Where are They Now? Emily Swader


Leader, Entrepreneur, Communicator Fall Luncheon Speaker Trudy Cathy White Finds Joy in Serving Others by Frances King Abrams


’m the only woman in the world who’s ever been known as ‘Truett’s daughter,’” wrote Trudy Cathy White ‘79 in her book Climb Every Mountain. “As grateful as I am to my father, though, ‘Truett’s daughter’ is just one piece of me. If you really want to know who I am, you have to dig a little deeper.” Legacy League members and guests may “dig deeper” into Trudy’s multifaceted story during the 2020 Fall Luncheon, Thursday, Oct. 15, at 11:30 a.m. at Vestavia Country Club. The luncheon will include presentation of the Lolla Wright Award and recognition of 2019-20 volunteers, board members and event chairs. The event will also feature mystery gift boxes and a pop-up jewelry shop through our Junior Board’s continued partnership with Kendra Scott. Proceeds will benefit our scholarship program. Like her father, Trudy is a beloved leader, entrepreneur and communicator. In

addition to Climb Every Mountain, she has authored Along the Way and her latest book, A Quiet Strength, a collection of inspiring stories about her mother, Jeannette, and her profound influence on the Cathy family, their faith and their thriving business, Chick-fil-A. An ambassador for Chick-fil-A, Trudy became a restaurant manager at only 19. After her freshman year at Samford, she took a year off to run the Eastwood Mall location. She hired her fellow student and future husband, John White, and they’ve been together ever since! The Whites are co-founders of Lifeshape, which works to restore at-risk children, cultivate servant leaders and disciple the nations. They also founded Impact 360 Institute, which helps students live out their faith confidently. “I have a deep passion for developing others and creating a safe place for young people to learn and grow,” says Trudy, who

SAVE THE DATES Sept. 21: Taco Mama (Edgewood) Fundraiser Oct. 8: Junior Board’s Cookie Decorating Fundraiser Oct. 15: Fall Luncheon featuring Trudy Cathy White Nov. 5: Membership Meeting and Program featuring Pat Terry Nov. 5: Holiday Gift Market Nov. 19: Junior Board’s Friendsgiving Dec. 4: 2020 Scholarship Celebration featuring Liz Callaway

Dec. 10: Christmas Home Tour Feb. 11: Scholarship Luncheon featuring Susan Yates March 4: Membership Meeting and Program featuring members of Voices of the South April 8: Membership Meeting and Program featuring Monique Gannon April 8: Junior Member Gathering—Pilates in the Park April 29: 2021 Scholarship Celebration featuring Annie Moses Band

Trudy Cathy White

served 13 years as director of WinShape Camps for Girls. The Whites also served 20 years with the International Mission Board, 10 as missionaries to Brazil. While there, they started a small church as well as Lar WinShape, a home for children in need. Trudy recalls her dad’s advice: “If you help enough other people get what they want out of life, you’ll eventually get what you want out of life.” Today, she finds that true happiness is less about her and more about others. “That’s what brings me true joy.” The Fall Luncheon will be held in accordance with CDC and government guidelines for gathering. Make reservations online at samford.edu/legacyleague or return your completed reply card by Friday, Oct. 9. Please note that reservations will be accepted in the order received; limited capacity is available. ❰ 1

2020-21 Programs Include Music, Art and Healthy Eating by Suzanne McAdams There is something for everyone in the Legacy League's 2020-21 program schedule. Members and guests will enjoy the a cappella delight of a men’s barbershop chorus, experience a unique blend of music and art, and learn to prepare healthy holiday foods. On Nov. 5, longtime Samford professor of nutrition and dietetics Pat Terry will be presenting tips for enjoying holiday foods without guilt. The creator of the Samford Wellness Kitchen, she hosts classes for the community such as Basic Culinary Nutrition and Healthy Eating, Healthy Mind. Pat spent 12 years as a missionary and community nutritionist in Venezuela, following which she authored Made for Paradise: God’s Original Plan for Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Rest (2007). She understands that people may want to focus on healthier eating options, but they may not understand the health benefits of the ingredients or even how to cook the foods. Pat will share some guilt-free holiday menu items complete with recipes for a delicious and nutritious holiday season. The March 4 meeting will feature the melodious sounds of a local favorite, Voices of the South, an all-male barbershop chorus. This group of talented singers performs tunes ranging from sweet musical valentines and traditional Christmas carols to patriotic music, including the national anthem. Part of the Central Alabama Chapter of the international Barbershop Harmony Society,

the group has a goal of drawing men from across central Alabama to the joy of good singing. They also promote inter-generational singing through performances with UAB and local high school choirs. This American art form will be brought to you a cappella style by members of the gifted group, who will be sure to entertain. The April 8 program will showcase the talents of artist and musical storyteller Monique Gannon, who pairs vocal performance with her other interest, painting. Her cabaret-style show covers music from the jazz era to musical theatre standards to contemporary songs. After earning a master’s in vocal performance from The New England Conservatory, Monique went on to perform in venues including the Kennedy Theatre, the North Carolina Theatre, the Central Alabama Theatre, and the Rochester Romantic Symphony in New York. Later she started painting and incorporating visual art with her vocal art in a novel approach to entertaining. Monique, an adjunct voice faculty member at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Montevallo, has also appeared on television and in commercials. ❰

Pat Terry

Voices of the South

Due to COVID-19: • Reservations are required; space is limited in accordance with CDC and government guidelines. • Masks covering nose and mouth are required; hand sanitizer will be provided. • Temperature will be taken prior to entry. • Each attendee will complete a symptom checklist. Watch your mail and email for up-to-date information about meeting times and reservations.


Monique Gannon

Don’t Miss These December Events! by Sharon Smith


hursday, Dec. 10 is the day! Mark your calendar now and plan to attend the 10th annual Christmas Home Tour featuring five fabulous homes and variety of architecture and décor. This event, now a highlight of the season for the Legacy League and the community, has come a long way in just a decade. Since its inception, the tour has raised nearly $225,000 for scholarships to support students with significant financial need and challenging circumstances. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 tour will look a bit different, but there will be still be

plenty of gorgeous decorations and Christmas cheer!

An Evening with

The 2020 Christmas Home Tour will feature the homes of: Linda & Charlie Israel, 2300 Country Club Place, Mountain Brook Carrie & Joseph Kreps, 1524 Woodridge Place, Vestavia Hills Anne & George Lawton, 150 Buckhead Trail, Vestavia Hills Beth & Bill Welden, 2308 Country Club Place, Mountain Brook Jeanna & Andy Westmoreland, Samford President’s Home,1994 Shades Crest Road, Vestavia Hills

Liz Callaway Broadway Star

Emmy Award winner & Tony nominee

Samford Legacy League’s Scholarship Celebration

rescheduled for

Friday, December 4 Presenting Sponsors Samford Dining by GOLD


John 3:16


Holiday Gift Market to Become Independent Event by Kathryn Woodruff


he Holiday Gift Market, held for the past five years in conjunction with the Christmas Home Tour, is taking a big step forward in its sixth year! The 2020 market will take place on Thursday, Nov. 5, the same day as our November meeting featuring Dr. Pat Terry. Members and guests are encouraged to shop the gift market while they are already next door for the meeting. And better yet, admission will be free! According to chair Phyllis Crocker, “We wanted to have the Holiday Gift Market as a separate event so more people in the community can come and shop. It’s the perfect time for people to do their Christmas shopping.” Serving on Phyllis’ committee are Cindy Anderson, Inga Clum, Terry Morgan and Karen Register, along with Leadership Team members Kathy Clay, Paula Gossett, Jeanna Westmoreland and Sharon Smith.

At newsletter press time, the list of vendors had not been finalized, but the market is sure to include a fabulous variety of goods, from jewelry, art and paper products to candles, ornaments, handmade soap and kitchen items. Once again, the market will be at First Church of the Nazarene, which is adjacent to the Samford President’s Home. It will be held in accordance with current CDC and government recommendations for gathering. Proceeds will provide lifechanging scholarships for students with significant financial need and challenging circumstances. ❰

Shoppers enjoy the 2019 Holiday Gift Market.

Samford Legacy League’s

Holiday Gift Market Thursday, November 5 10:30 A.M. — 6 P.M.

First Church of the Nazarene, Vestavia Hills FREE ADMISSION


Elected Officers: Persevering in Our Life-Changing Mission by Anca Hanson

Kathy Clay President

Julie Davis

Vice President for Communication

Katie Hughes

Vice President for Programs

Nancy Tribble

Kathy loves Samford and joined the LL to give back and impact lives. She has gladly served in numerous roles and likes reading about scholarship recipients’ families and careers. She plays with grandchildren for fun and expects a fourth one this fall!

A Samford alum, Julie joined the LL in 2016. She enjoys working with volunteers, meeting students’ needs, serving our membership and helping with events. She likes holding and reading to her little grandchildren and hiking in beautiful places.

Katie and her family have deep connections to Samford. Invited by her sister, she is excited to influence the futures of young adults and is blessed by LL relationships. A church pianist and leader, Katie finds using God’s gifts and resources to bless others gratifying.

Encouraged by Suzanne Hopkins to volunteer with the LL, Nancy enjoys advancing our mission and the fellowship involved with caring for our membership. For fun, she enjoys baking and spending time with friends.

Recording Secretary

Mandy Jayne Antwine Junior Board President


Paula Gossett

A gifted community leader, Paula seeks to serve the Lord by serving those in need. Whether fulfilling multiple roles or endowing a new scholarship with the LL, she wholeheartedly supports our student recipients. She enjoys family time and volunteering.

Cindy Hardy

A Samford fan and a gifted mobilizer, Cindy loves the variety of opportunities provided through the LL to lift up students in challenging circumstances. For fun she enjoys card and word games, hula hooping, line dancing and bowling.


Vice President for Membership

Karen Carlisle

Vice President for Student Scholarship and Support

Angelia Spraberry

A Samford parent, Angelia connected to the LL through church friends. She enjoys seeing women be the hands and feet of Jesus to students and making new friends. She loves her family and two dogs, tennis, decorating and Bible studies.

Lilla Bea Granger

Samford and the LL are close to Lilla Bea’s heart. Graduating in 2018, she quickly joined our Junior Board to give back. She enjoys cooking, bike riding and her work at Children’s of Alabama as Donor Relations Coordinator. Lilla Bea is getting married Sept. 26!


Ensuring every child has access to quality education is paramount for Mandy Jayne. Supporting her dedicated service to her alma mater, her family and friends joined the LL to help students who otherwise would not be able to receive a Samford education.

Karen’s family is closely connected to Samford as alumni, parents and advocates. She loves making new LL friends, serving together for a wonderful cause and sharing God’s light and love. She enjoys walking, gardening and mentoring a young couples’ Sunday School class.

Junior Board President-elect

2020-21 Junior Board members:

Junior Board Lays Groundwork for Fall Calendar of Events

by Jenna Sims


he Legacy League Junior Board enjoyed gathering virtually over the summer to set plans in motion for a successful fall fundraising schedule. The board plans to host a restaurant fundraiser at Taco Mama

Lindsay Kessler, Sarah Grace Buckley and Jenna Foyt enjoy the first cookie decorating class.

in Edgewood on Sept. 21, where a portion of the sales from the night will be given to the Legacy League Scholarship Fund. The option of to-go orders and outside dining will allow Legacy League friends and their families to enjoy great food while providing support for the Legacy League’s mission. Next on the calendar of events is the rescheduled, much-anticipated cookie decorating class originally planned for the spring. The board plans to sell cookie decorating kits, complete with supplies and instructions from Brown Box Cookies founder Stacy Kingren. We are happy to welcome her back for what is sure to be a fun way to raise scholarship funds. We hope you’ll make plans to join us on Oct. 8! The board also hopes to continue to build community, realizing that it is more

Mandy Jayne Antwine, president Lilla Bea Granger, president-elect Kasey Bodine, fundraising chair  Caroline Carlisle, at large Aimee Dykes, at large Jenna Foyt, recruitment and membership vice-chair Hollie Garner, gatherings chair Julianna Hallman, member support chair Jenna Sims, marketing chair Jenee Spencer, recruitment and membership chair Sarah Stevens, secretary Allison Strickland, restaurant fundraising chair important now than ever before. We will host a Friendsgiving event for junior members on Nov. 19 as a way to foster relationships during this time. The gathering will be organized in a way to allow members to enjoy fellowship in accordance with current CDC and government guidelines. Also this fall you can order Legacy League T-shirts from our online store and beautify your yard while supporting our first-ever pine straw fundraiser. Stay tuned for details! ❰

Samford Responds to COVID-19 by Kimberly Sessions Brown, Ed.D., AVP for Operations, Co-Chair Pandemic Response Team


ach year Samford University conducts two emergency drills. We have completed fire, severe weather, hazardous chemical exposure, and active shooter in the last few years. In October 2019 Samford’s emergency readiness team conducted a THIRA (Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment) discussion and set March 18, 2020, as a pandemic drill for campus. Looking back now I believe God, our savior, was in our midst that day, because we began our preparations in October. One day prior to our scheduled drill, Samford University, like so many other universities around the country and world, closed our physical campus on March 17. It was a stark reality, and no amount of planning could curb the tide of emotions. Our faculty immediately began to implement their continuity of instruction plans. We moved into the world of virtual everything—learning, student support services, activities and engagement, and even virtual commencement. We setup remote operations and essential services, and our public safety team managed the west gate access point to campus 24/7. After the Governor’s Safe at Home order relaxed to be Safer at Home, we conducted the longest move-out in history. Students and families followed strict social distancing guidelines and came to campus over a two-week period to collect their belongings.

In late April, Provost Hardin, appointed a Continuity of Instruction team to plan for fall academic instruction while the Pandemic Response Team focused on operations. Our work included an academic plan whereby 86% of our courses would be face-to-face in socially distanced classrooms and a health and safety return to operations plan. As we turned these plans into reality, we assigned new socially distance occupancy to all spaces on campus, developed traffic flow by installing more than 22,300 signs and floor routing stickers, installed 170 linear feet of plexiglass, heightened sanitization including using electrostatic sprayers daily, and increased HVAC fresh air flow. New requirements for the use of face coverings, baseline COVID-19 testing as a requirement to return to campus, weekly sentinel testing, daily health checks, and isolation and quarantine space for residential students are all part of our health and safety plan. We also have postponed external events, limited student event size, postponed fall sports and are restricting visitors to campus. Yet despite all of these challenges, our campus is filled with joy and excitement. We are together again, even if six feet apart. And now, with your prayers and God’s continued grace, we look forward to a great semester on our beautiful campus. For more details: samford.edu/emergency/information/coronavirus/. 5

“Wisdom for Every Season” at the Scholarship Luncheon Featuring Risky Faith Author Susan Yates by Kristen Comer


usan Yates is a wife, mother of five (including a set of twins) and grandmother of 21 (including a set of quadruplets!). She blogs regularly on the topic of “Wisdom for Every Season” and will be sharing some of her wisdom with Legacy League members and guests at our 2021 Scholarship Luncheon. An international speaker, Susan has written 16 books, contributes to Club31Women.com and blogs weekly at susanalexanderyates.com. Susan’s book Risky Faith comes with the timely subtitle Becoming Brave Enough to Trust the God Who Is Bigger Than Your World. As Jodie Berndt, our 2019 Scholarship Luncheon speaker, so eloquently explains, “[Susan] does not discount the fears and worries of our lives (both the real and the imagined ones), but she challenges us to reorient our perspective. Instead of

letting our “issues” (things like children, jobs, health concerns, relationships) take up the whole screen and cloud our vision, Susan encourages us to stack these things up against the awesome power and love of our Almighty God.” Her home is in Falls Church, Virginia, where her husband, John, pastored for 40 years at The Falls Church Anglican. Susan’s favorite time of the year is when all of her children and grandchildren come together for what she calls “cousins and family camp.” She even wrote a book about it, Cousin Camp: A Grandparent’s Guide to Creating Fun, Faith, and Memories That Last. Susan’s speaking engagements focus on trusting God in every season of life and through every transition. Mark your calendar and plan to join us on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at Vestavia Country Club. ❰


2019-20 Volunteers Served Nearly 7000 Hours! C

aring for students, planning events, preparing meals, sending cards, publicizing fundraisers – these are just a few of the many, many ways volunteers participated in the work of the Legacy League last year. Almost 350 people served in some way, with 76 of them (listed below) giving 20 or more hours of their time in service. Thank you to everyone who played a role, big or small, in fulfilling our mission!


Meg Alford Cindy Anderson Emmanuel Antwine Mandy Jayne Antwine Dena Barr Amy Benton Kasey Bodine Dianne Booth Ginger Brown Sarah Grace Buckley Eugenia Burch Karen Carlisle Lisbeth Cease Connie Clark Skylar Clark Kathy Clay Inga Clum Jan Cobb Cathy Cook Phyllis Crocker

Julie Cundiff Terre Currey Julie Davis Julie Duckworth Diane Eggert Chizuru Ellio‫מּ‬ Chloe’ Farmer Kathy Finch Jenna Foyt Jane George Paula Gosse‫מּ‬ Lilla Bea Granger Vickie Griffith Sheree Hall Marilyn Hallman Anna Kathryn Hardin Cindy Hardy Angie Harris Patricia Hawk Susan Hill

Suzanne Hopkins Katie Hughes Kristen Jackson Gay Lynn Johnson Penny Kimrey Frances King Cheryl Landreth Jane Lewis Pam Ma‫מּ‬hews BJ McKay-Kossow Christy McKiernan Leanne Messer Cynthia Moss Margaret-Anne Moyes Vane‫מּ‬a Newton Rhonda Orr Lynn Parrish Andrea Powell Karen Register Cecilia Robertson

Mary Jane Rodriguez Beverly Sansom Ginny Sco‫מּ‬ Jan Service Jenna Sims Sheila Smith Jenée Spencer Angelia Spraberry Sarah Stevens Brenda Stone Nancy Tribble Diane Usher Cynthia Wa‫מּ‬s Jeanna Westmoreland Harriet Williams Kathryn Woodruff Mary Margaret Yeilding

Where Are They Now?

Emily Swader: Still Serving Christian Women by Kristen Jackson


mily (Ray) Swader graduated from Samford University in May 2010 with a double major in management and marketing and a minor in Christian women's leadership. She now serves as the Compassion Ministries Hub Manager and Marketing Strategist at National WMU in Birmingham. Emily's Samford education was essential in directly preparing her for her current position at WMU. She was already familiar with WMU and had worked there during high school, but her connection strengthened at Samford. Her senior marketing research project covered one of the ministries, WorldCrafts, which she serves today. Her minor in Christian women’s leadership was via a partnership between Samford and National WMU at the time. Now that this program is an integral part of the WMU

ministry, Emily has been able to continue her involvement at the Christian Women’s Leadership Center. "I’m so grateful for the (Legacy League) scholarship I received. It was helpful in covering the costs of my education at Samford. My time at Samford showed me how and gave me the tools to incorporate my faith into my work. I still have relationships with some of my professors and have had the opportunity to be a guest teacher in a class. I work with many Samford grads and am so grateful to be a part of the Samford family,” Emily said. Emily currently lives in her hometown of Leeds, Alabama, with her husband of nine years, Theron. Also a Samford graduate, he has a degree in accounting. “My husband and I are still dear friends with the people we

Emily Swader

went to Samford with and we often reflect on how thankful we are for our Samford experience,” Emily said. The Swaders have two daughters, Abigail, six, and Annabelle, four. Emily and Theron look forward to watching their daughters continue to "grow, develop, and shine.” ❰

Volunteer Spotlight

Member Care Ministry


Our Member Care Committee, chaired by Dianne Booth, supports members through prayer, encouraging cards and one-dish meals. Prayer team members receive requests via email as they become known. Encouragement and One-Dish Meal volunteers are assigned one month to serve. Sign up to help on your annual volunteer form!

Dianne Booth: Jump In and Serve by Anna Kathryn Hardin ianne Booth has lived in the Birmingham area most of her life. But she had no real connection to Samford or the Legacy League until the Christmas Home Tour got her attention. Kathryn Woodruff “was always so sweet to invite me to the tour,” said Dianne. “Then I

Dianne Booth

got a letter inviting me to join Legacy League, and I jumped right in.” She became the home tour’s first logistics coordinator. More recently, Dianne has taken on responsibilities as Member Care chair, writing cards and praying for members who are going through difficult times. “It is a great way to get to know people more closely and to know how to invest in members’ lives.” A retired real estate broker, Dianne and her husband now have more time to spend with their two children and five grandchildren. They especially enjoy family beach trips and time at their farm in Bibb County. She is a member at Shades Mountain Baptist Church, where she has been involved with women’s Bible study and the prayer team. ❰

by Kathy Clay

PRAYER TEAM prays for members’ needs/concerns ENCOURAGEMENT TEAM sends notes/cards to members experiencing: • Surgery/illness/cancer treatment • Death in immediate family • Graduation, wedding or new baby ONE-DISH MEAL TEAM provides soup/stew or casserole (homemade or from reputable vendor) following surgery/ illness, death of spouse or new baby TO SUBMIT A NEED: • Please verify you have permission to share each need. • Email need to legacyleague@samford.edu. 7

Volunteers in Action Fellowship suppers are a great way to spend time with our scholarship recipients and get to know them better.

Kathy Clay, Jeanna Westmoreland, Cindy Anderson, Connie Clark, Karen Carlisle, Cecilia Robertson and Jan Cobb prepare centerpieces for the Scholarship Luncheon. Members and friends have fun at a game night hosted by the Junior Board.

Members of the Newsletter Committee meet via Zoom to make plans for the fall issue. There’s always room for a helping hand when it’s time to decorate for the Scholarship Luncheon.

Members and students enjoy a fellowship supper at the home of Jan and Bill Service.


The 2020 Scholarship Luncheon Committee has some fun showing off publicity materials.

Banner Society

Legacy League Annual Giving Societies The names of Legacy League’s four giving societies are drawn from elements of the organization’s crest and represent its core purposes. LEGACY defines the purpose of the organization—to plant the financial seeds that will provide scholarships for Samford students today and for years to come. The OAK recalls the tradition of the Sherman Oak, named in honor of the college’s first president, and it represents the unbroken chain of teaching and learning that began in 1841. The BANNER proclaims Deuteronomy 6:10–12, which reminds us that we are building on a strong foundation built by those before us. The LAMP represents the lighting of the lamp of knowledge through education. LEGACY OAK BANNER

$5,000+ $1,000–$4,999 $500–$999



Recognition in 2019-20 annual giving societies includes all taxdeductible contributions to Legacy League funds made July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Legacy Society

Lauretta and Carlton Baker Carolyn Bryant Audrey and Bill Cowley Carolyn Drennen Paula and Kerry Gossett Ann Hobbs Robert R. Meyer Foundation Jennifer Whitaker

Oak Society

An Anonymous Donor* AllSouth Appliance Group, Inc. Altec, Inc. Anthony's Car Wash At Home Furnishings Baptist Health System Inc. Karon and Birch Bowdre BRBC Brookdale University Park Senior Living Kim Brown Sonja and Bennie Bumpers Burton Family Foundation Karen and Todd Carlisle Connie and Douglas Clark Kathy and Michael Clay Kathy and Brad Creed

EBSCO Industries, Inc. Chizuru and Jeff Elliott Hoar Construction John 3:16 Peggie Johnson Kendra Scott at The Summit Cheryl and Jim Landreth Ann and Ron Layne MDM Design Studio Betty and Charles Morgan Sarah Moseley Helen and Mickey Newsome David Oladele-Bankole Daina and Randy Pittman PRE Event Rentals/Tailgate Guys Regions Bank Ronnie Watkins Ford Patricia Scofield Jan and Bill Service Jenny Smith Kimeran and Bill Stevens Beth and Rick Stukes Sunbelt Glass, LLC Vulcan Materials Company Tracy and Robert Watts

An Anonymous Donor* Apex Valet/Rare Transportation Lee and Bill Baggett Joann Bashinsky Nancy and Joseph Biggio Tanya and Andy Birchfield Dianne and Marc Booth Brasfield & Gorrie General Contractors Carol Butler Annie and Donald Capps Marla Corts Craftsman Printing Diamonds Direct Fi Plan Partners/Greg & Peggy Powell Sheree and Tim Hall Sharon and Gene Head Betsy and Jim Holloway Betty and Claude Hurtt Penny and Phil Kimrey Cindy and Lee Kinnebrew Landscape Services, Inc. Catharine and Wriston Marshburn Milo's Hamburgers Mook Mills Cheese Straws Mandy and David Proctor Beverly and Dennis Sansom James Sledd Stripe-A-Lot LLC Lucille Thompson Toni and Tim Vines Wells Fargo Advisors WEPA Printing

Lamp Society

Adams Gerndt Design Group Audio Video Excellence, Inc Louise Barbour Kendall and Lynn Boggs Ruth and Willard Bowers Catherine and William Cabaniss Betty and Edward Coe Grace Cook Bonnie Dantzler Danna and Bert Duncan Fran and Clarence Duncan Judd Fleming Sherri and Jim Foyt Griffith Art Gallery Patricia Hand Anna Kathryn and Mike Hardin Judy Hicks (deceased) Intermark Group Edna Israel Issis and Sons Furniture & Flooring Gallery Lottie Jacks Donna and Jimmy Jackson Jenelle and Dewey Jones Jane and Wayne Lewis Carolyn and Jerome McKinstry Leanne and Brandon Messer

Betty and Malcolm Miller Kelly and Arnold Mooney Bonnie and Dwight Mullis MyEyeDr. Betty Paden Diane and Mike Payne Viveka and Parker Rosenberger Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic Patsy Sandefer Beth Simpson Sharon and Hartwell Smith Taco Mama Total Skin & Beauty Dermatology Center Triton Stone Group Gloria Whitlock Harriet and Jim Williams Ellen Witt Dorothy and Clint Wood

Other Donors

An Anonymous Donor* Catherine and Douglas Abbott Carey Albritton Meg Alford Joyce and James Altsman AMC Vestavia Hills 10 Annabelle's Mandy Jayne and Emmanuel Antwine Sandra and Douglas Arendall Sherry Armstrong Brenda and Doral Atkins Gerri and Robert Austin Lisa and Mark Baker Baker Lamps and Linens Elizabeth Barker Ruby and Aubrey Barnard Gail and Dan Batchelor Najwa Bateh Martha Bazemore Sandra and Allen Bell Karen and John Bergquist Mary Berryman Naomi and Allen Blackwell Pat and Jim Blanton Emily and Robert Blount Teresa and Charles Boackle Kasey Bodine Carol Bonds Renee and Mike Booker Allison Boone Lindsay and Michael Booth Betsy Box Brandino Brass Cathy Braswell Brian's Flooring & Design Rita Brock Ginger Brown Laura and David Bryan Sara Bryan Eugenia and Lee Burch Marilyn and Ben Butler Fran and Adolphe Cade *represents multiple donors


Thanks to our generous donors and volunteers, we raised nearly

$230,000 for need-based scholarships in 2019-20. Ditra and Robert Campbell P.A. Carmichael Megan Carpenter Hazel Cash Lisbeth and Larry Cease Martha Chen Chicken Salad Chick Marcelle and Roy Ciampa Melissa Cissell Newk's Eatery, Vestavia Classic Flooring, Inc. Janis Clements Inga and Jason Clum Jan and Mike Cobb Charlotte Coleman Kristen Comer Cathy Cook Wendy Cook Costco Myra and A.L. Courtney Anita Crisler Florence Crocker Phyllis and Larry Crocker Carolyn and John Crowell Julie and Drew Cundiff Barbara Cunningham Ann and Mark Davis Julie and Art Davis Linda Davis Lisa Davis Carol Dickinson Patti and Frank Donaldson Gladys and Charles Dunkin Aimee Dykes Earthborn Studios Barbara English Laura Estes Vicki and Scott Everett Donna Ewing Jean Fain Falkner Gardens, Inc. Chloe and Brandon Farmer Alta Faye and Gary Fenton Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. Kathy and Howard Finch Fixtures & Finishes Janice and LaWayne Fleming Susan Forehand


Four Season's Gallery The Fresh Market Jean and Ronald Friday Betty Galloway Stella Gamble Gail and Paul Garner Angie and Michael Gilbreath Nancy and Ray Glover Joy and Joe Godfrey Nida and James Godfrey Virginia Greene Vickie and Rick Griffith Melissa and Jeff Gunnells Haas Fabrics, Inc. The Hackney Foundation Patricia and Thomas Hall Stacy and David Hall Warren Halliday Marilyn and Reginal Hallman Charolette and Thomas Hamby Susie and Scooter Hammers Caitlin and Taylor Hammond Cindy Hardy Christie and Tommy Harmon Amy and David Harris Stacy Harrison Lisa Hathcock Patricia Hawk Virginia and Carl Hess Andi and Steve Hill Susan and Jim Hill Ann and Howard Holt Mary Holt Suzanne and Joe Hopkins Susan and Bobby Hornsby Bea Hovies Calvin Howard Katie and Richard Hughes Susan and Darren Ingram Carol and Hal Jacks Jonja and Jacks Jim N Nicks BBQ Catering Company Gay Lynn Johnson Sandra Johnson Vickie Johnson Frances and Gavin Jones Mary Jones Alma and Bill Jordan Linda Joseph Evelyn and Rodney Kennamer Tania Kennamer Albert Kennington Rebecca Kirkpatrick Chris Lacek Charlotte and William Langner Vicki Lassiter Little Hardware Carol and James Long Melodie and Bobby Loudermilk Holly Mackle Barbara Mandy Carolyn Markham

Marie Martin Courtney and Scott McCrory Rhonda and Ted McGill BJ McKay-Kossow Christy and Lawrence "Mac" McKiernan Ellen McLaughlin Carrie McWhorter Annette and David Meredith Gayle and Eddie Miller Melinda Mitchell Christa and Michael Moore Sue and William Morrison Nancy and Ronnie Moss Allison Nanni Tricia and Philip Naro New York Butcher Shoppe Vanetta and Reginald Newton Jann and Richard Odom Linda and Stanley Oliver Rhonda and Coby Orr Frances Owens Marilyn Palmer Marna and Chip Parker Nell and Mardis Parker Sherry Parker Lynn Parrish Barbara Patton Anne Payton Pazzo Pizza Truck LLC Joan and Wray Pearce Laura Pease Billie Pigford Shellyn and Philip Poole Laura and Scott Promer Kathryn Pursell Martha Rabb Ginger Ramey Sheri and Joshua Ransome Charlene and James Ray Karen and Alan Register Ann Rice Marlene Rikard Janice and Ray Roberson Robert F. Henry Tile Company Ruth Roberts Mary Jane Rodriguez Cindy and Bill Sager Patti Salmon Savage's Bakery Saxx Hair Design Ginny Scott Katherine and James Scott Patricia and Jim Scott Karen Shallenberg Margaret and John Shelton Susan and Joseph Shepherd Jeanette and Thomas Sherer Jan and Jim Simpson Joy and Stan Skaggs Emma Jean Sleeman Glenn Slye Marie Smith

Sheila and Rowan Smith Mary and John Sowell Katherine Spencer Angelia and Brian Spraberry Patricia and Bill Springer Sprouts Farmers Market Kathy and Dale Spruiell Steed's Jewelers Inc. Lynn and Stan Stepleton Jo and David Stewart Julie Stewart Stock & Trade Design Co. Janie Stokes Brenda and Ronny Stone Patricia Street Allison and Taylor Strickland Sharon and Thomas Stuart Jean Sullivan Lori and Don Sullivan Helen Syx T. Fox SalonSpa Tamburello Protective Service, Inc. The Cottage of Serendipity The Mercantile by Miller Pam and Raymond Thompson Lindsay Thornton Trader Joe's Nancy and Randy Tribble Tricia's Treasures, Inc. David Tucker Robin and Keith Turberville Sue and Charles Turner Urban Home Market Peggy and Jake Vaughn Kayla and TJ Vigneulle Virginia Vinson Rachel and Chason Wachter Brenda Walker Margaret Watson Cynthia Watts Martha and Horace Waugh Jeanne and Bill Wear Lauren and Jeff Weathers Brenda and Bob Weaver Deborah and John Westerfield Jerri and Larry White Martha Whitson Elouise Williams Mary Ellen and Ken Wills Gloria and Lowell Womack Woodhouse Day Spa Kathryn and Byron Woodruff Pamela and Mike Worrell Bet Wright Marcia and Ed Wright Nanette and Alfred Yeager Mary Margaret and John Yeilding George Young

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Feb. 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020

New Annual

Berkley Bryan P. A. Carmichael Taylor Cole Barbara Cunningham Rebecca Embrey Jamie Galvin Vickie Johnson Marilyn Waggoner

New Life

Robin Greer Peggy Teel

Life Upgrade

Marcelle Ciampa Cathy Cook Anne Hartline Julie McDougal Patricia Naro Jan Service Wayne Stanley


Robin Bienvenu

Challenge Upgrade Mary Ellen Andrews Louise Barbour Pat Blanton June Branch Nicole Brazelton Sara Bryan Julie Cundiff Virginia Greene Andi Hill Jenelle Jones Rhonda Orr Joan Pearce Pat Terry

Tribute Gifts for Legacy League Funds The Samford University Legacy League gratefully acknowledges these that were received July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


Jean and Pat Sullivan Scholarship

Legacy League Cowley MK Endowed Scholarship

Phil and Penny Kimrey

Lauretta and Carlton Baker Peggy and Jake Vaughn

Legacy League Scholarship

in honor of Dr. Anne Bishop

Ann Hobbs

Sarah Moseley

in honor of Mr. & Mrs. William Carr, Mr. & Mrs. John Cramer, Dr. & Mrs. David Jester, Drs. Mark & Paige McCormick, Mrs. Robert M. Parham, Jr., Mrs. Robert M. Parham, III, Mrs. Bryan Reece, Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Reece, Mrs. Don Reece, Mrs. Max Sledd, Dr. & Mrs. John Whirley, Mr. &Mrs. Philip Whirley Audrey and Bill Cowley

in honor of Dr. Bill Cowley Karen and John Bergquist

in honor of Dr. William A. and Mrs. Audrey E. Cowley David Oladele-Bankole James Sledd

Legacy League Scholarship

in honor of Mr. & Mrs. W. Todd Carlisle, Mr. & Mrs. Keith Duncan and Mr. & Mrs. Eric Stephens Fran and Clarence Duncan

in honor of Mrs. Marla Corts Rachel and Chason Wachter

in honor of Mrs. Sharon Smith and Dr. Jeanna Westmoreland Allison and Taylor Strickland

Creative Services: Laura Hannah, Sarah Howard Photography: Deirdre Lackey, Sharon Smith, Allison Strickland, Kathryn Woodruff

in memory of Mrs. June Baggett

Bill and Lee Baggett

in memory of Mrs. Lou Ann Booth

Suzanne and Joe Hopkins

in memory of Mr. John Henry Boyd, Mr. Boyd Christenberry, Mr. Milton Curtis, Mr. Elmer Harris, Hobart Grooms, Milton Gwaltney & Louie Seagers

Phil and Penny Kimrey

in memory of Jackie Lee Davis Spence

Linda Davis

in memory of H. Hobart Grooms, Jr.

Marla Corts

in memory of Mrs. Judy Hicks

Nancy and Randy Tribble

in memory of Florrie Thompson Hurtt

Betty and Claude Hurtt

in memory of Ms. Carrie Anna Pearce

Dianne and Marc Booth

in memory of Dr. & Mrs. Leslie S. Wright

Kelly and Arnold Mooney

in memory of Mrs. Maxine Wright

MEMORIALS Cowley MK Scholarship

Mothers' Fund Scholarship

Brenda and Doral Atkins

Contributors: Frances King Abrams, Mandy Jayne Antwine, Suzanne Blankley, Kimberly S. Brown, Kathy Clay, Kristen Comer, Julie Davis, Anca Hanson, Kristen Jackson, Suzanne McAdams, Jenna Sims, Sharon Smith, Jeanna Westmoreland

in memory of Dr. Hugh Bailey

Marilyn and Ben Butler Donna Ewing Ronald and Ann Layne Patricia and Jim Scott Patricia and Leslie Springer Marcia and James Wright G. Auston Young, Jr.

Glenn and Frances Slye Scholarship in honor of Rev. Glenn Slye

Kathryn Woodruff, Editor Anna Kathryn Hardin, Copy Editor

in memory of Coach Pat Sullivan

in memory of Rev. Robert M. Parham, Jr., Dr. Robert M. Parham, III, Mr. Bryan Reece, Rev. Don Reece, Rev. Max Sledd, Dr. & Mrs. Carl Whirley Audrey and Bill Cowley

Caitlin Creed Scholarship Nancy and Joseph Biggio Kathy and Brad Creed Robbie Tucker

Glenn and Frances Slye Scholarship in memory of CWO Michael Anderson

Glenn Slye

Kim and Greg Brown

in memory of Belva Dozier Owen

Karon and Birch Bowdre

Walker Ministry Scholarship in memory of Mr. Stan Watts

Karen and John Bergquist Carol Bonds Warren Halliday Virginia and Carl Hess Cheryl and Jim Landreth Carrie McWhorter Philip and Shellyn Poole



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Jeanna’s Back Story by Jeanna Westmoreland


his will be my last year as your executive director! On Thursday, August 27, Andy shared his retirement plans with Samford’s Board of Trustees and with the campus community the next day. By the time retirement begins on July 1, 2021, we will have served at Samford for 15 years. Andy will have been a university president for a total of 23.5 years at two institutions. The next 10 months will be a time of transition for Samford and for the Legacy League. Andy and I still have many things we hope to accomplish and will give our full


energy to our work throughout the coming months. As we bring our time to a close, we will do all that we can to make the path clear and straight for those who will follow us. We are grateful for the prayers, support and encouragement you have provided during our time at Samford. I am especially appreciative of the energy and enthusiasm you have demonstrated through your participation in the Legacy League. Together, we have positively impacted the lives of students who have faced challenging life circumstances, and along the way we have developed relationships, enjoyed fellowship

and grown in our faith. Please join me in prayer for the search committee as they begin the work of identifying Samford’s next president. Prepare your hearts to love, support and encourage the one selected as you have loved, supported and encouraged us. On a personal note, Andy and I are in the process of purchasing a home in The Preserve in Hoover and look forward to spending our retirement years here among the people we love. We hope to move into our new home just after the first of the year. ❰

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