The Cameron University Foundation has received a gift of $50,000 from the Helen W. Holliday Foundation in Lawton. The donation will be used to fund scholarships for Cameron students. Since 1988, the Helen W. Holliday Foundation has donated almost $520,000 to Cameron University.
"We are deeply appreciative of the Helen W. Holliday Foundation’s continued support of Cameron students,” says President John McArthur. “For more than 25 years, the Foundation has provided vital scholarship funding to our students, enabling them to achieve a college degree. The end result of that support is immeasurable when you consider the positive impact those degree-holding students have in shaping southwest Oklahoma’s economic and cultural growth.”
“The Helen W. Holliday Foundation is pleased to present Cameron University with this gift, which is in keeping with the late Mrs. Holliday’s wishes to assist young people in improving their position in life,” says Robert L. Ross, a representative of the Helen W. Holliday Foundation.
The Helen W. Holliday Foundation was established in 1974 to provide support for educational, vocational, and rehabilitation purposes for young women in the Lawton-Fort Sill community. Helen W. Holliday was a Lawton native who spent much of her life in Los Angeles. She returned to Lawton in 1948 after marrying Arthur O. Holliday, early-day Faxon banker, postmaster, farmer and teacher. Following his death in 1956, Mrs. Holliday continued to operate the family farm on several sections of land in Comanche County. She passed away in 1972.
January 22, 2014