Marty and Jerry Richardson give back to Michigan Tech in many ways, including supporting scholarships and through an estate planned gift.
“We think everyone who wants a higher education should be able to pursue their dream,” says Marty, who earned a master’s degree in business administration from Tech in 1979. She also served on the Michigan Tech Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2012. “We support scholarships to help students who have made progress toward their degree, but run short of money to achieve their goal.”
The Richardson’s recent planned gift to Michigan Tech supports the Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC). As Michigan natives, the Great Lakes are important to them.
“We realize first-hand how crucial it is to provide careful stewardship of this incredible resource,” she says. “Using Michigan Tech’s strengths in science, engineering, technology, and policy, we know the GLRC will play a lead role in supporting this precious resource. Through our gift—and those of others—the GLRC will help ensure the sustainable use of this irreplaceable freshwater resource.”