September 28, 2006
When Midlander Todd Aaron died February 2006, he had already planned for his legacy of giving to Midland College to continue, leaving the majority of his estate to the Midland College Foundation.
The gift is now official, and $3,082,117 will go to the Chaparral Circle Endowment Fund (CCEF). "This is the largest single gift to the Foundation, and the Aarons are now the second largest contributor to the Midland College Foundation, preceded only by the Abell-Hanger Foundation established by George and Gladys Abell," MC President David E. Daniel said.
"Through his 10 year of giving to the Midland College Foundation, Todd Aaron was able to enjoy the fruits of his gifts and see a return on his investment," according to Dr. Eileen Piwetz, Midland College Foundation Executive Director. She noted that he rode around the campus circle every day, watching the campus grow and the parking lots fill with students.
Until his death, Mr. Aaron maintained a close relationship with Midland Collge, attending events as his health permitted and celebrating his birthdays in the Aaron Medical Science Building with the children from MC's Helen L. Greathouse Children's Center. In visits with MC administrators, Mr. Aaron always asked about the college and said, "Midland College is really a great place. You all are doing such a fine job." For more information on Dorothy and Todd Aaron's legacy at Midland College, visit the Dorothy and Todd Aaron page.
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