After 56 years in local banking, Bob Glenn approached Weatherford College last spring about volunteering his time to raise funds for the WC Foundation. College administrators knew he would be an effective fundraiser and happily agreed.
But they had no idea he would be this effective.
By the end of 2019, Glenn’s efforts totaled $200,000 in new gifts and pledges raised for the foundation, mostly in new permanent scholarship endowments for WC students.
“What an unbelievable blessing for Weatherford College,” said Brent Baker, foundation executive director. “What Bob and his donors have been able to accomplish in just eight months shows incredible generosity—in both dollars and time donated for the good of students.”
Glenn, who serves as president of the WC Foundation, is a 1963 graduate of Weatherford College.
“Over the past eight months I have learned that the citizens of Parker County truly know what a gem we have in Weatherford College,” Glenn said. “They are delighted to learn that they can have a part in changing lives through this institution.”
The foundation honored Glenn in November with the Carlos Hartnett Award, an award given to an individual who encourages others to give from their abundance to benefit the students of Weatherford College.
Established in 1978, the WC Foundation awards more than $250,000 a year in scholarships to deserving WC students.