Estate Gift Funds New Scholarship Endowment
The Truman State University Foundation has received a nearly $190,000 gift due to the generosity of Dorothy “Dottie” Marie Dieckman and her godparents, Lieutenant Colonel James Mathey Huebsch and Dorothy Moore Huebsch.
Although Dieckman spent much of her 34-year teaching career in Arvada, Colo., she never forgot her Missouri roots or how she got her start. A native of Warrenton, Mo., Dieckman enrolled at the University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1967. Then, she earned her Master of Arts in mathematics in 1972.
Dieckman has developed a deep appreciation for the critically important role that quality public education fulfills for the future of our nation. It is an appreciation that she shared with her godparents who always encouraged those that were looking to improve their lives and themselves to do so by furthering their education. They believed that education is a basic foundation for a successful life and they were lifetime learners.
Jim and Dorothy were married for almost 70 years before her passing early in 2015. Jim passed away in early 2016 leaving Dottie as the beneficiary of an annuity. Dieckman’s generous nature compelled her to gift her inheritance to Truman and fund a scholarship endowment that she had created previously with a $300,000 planned gift commitment from her own estate plan.
This newly funded scholarship endowment will assist academically promising students with financial need who are preparing for careers in math or science education. Preference will be given to students from Warren County R-III High School and Arvada, Colo. Support from this generous endowment will begin assisting Truman students as early as fall 2017.