Gift of $100,000 From Derrick Family To Endow New Limestone Scholarship

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 9:00am
Ann Berry Derrick

Dr. C. Warren Derrick, Jr., and his family have provided Limestone College with a gift of $100,000 to establish the Ann Berry Derrick Endowed Scholarship.

Growing up in Spartanburg, Ann Berry Derrick graduated from Limestone College in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Her career as a social worker included positions in Charleston, Greenville, Birmingham, and finally in Columbia where she worked for 25 years in the Cooperative Ministry with the homeless and later as Director of the ministry’s HIV/AIDS program.

Derrick died in November of 2017. She is survived by her husband, Warren, and three children, Andrea Truitt, Hope Derrick, and Scott Derrick.

“At Limestone, Ann made lifelong friends and earned a Social Work degree that led to a rewarding career,” the family said in a statement. “By endowing this scholarship in her memory, we hope to give the same opportunity to deserving students who want to serve their communities by helping others.”

The gift of an endowed scholarship provides Limestone with a perpetual asset from which students can receive support. An endowed scholarship is a permanent fund in which the principal remains intact and invested at all times. Scholarships are awarded from the allocated income earned on the principal investment. The Derrick Scholarship will be provided to a deserving student according Limestone’s financial aid policies.

“We appreciate so much his gift from the Derrick family to honor the memory of Ann Berry Derrick, one of our beloved alums who dedicated her professional career to helping others,” said Limestone President Dr. Darrell Parker. “This scholarship will provide the recipients with opportunities to further their education and to make positive impacts on society because of this generous offering. On behalf of Limestone College and our students, I would like to express our gratitude to the Derrick family for establishing this endowed scholarship fund.”

For more information about how to provide scholarships to Limestone College students, call the Institutional Advancement Department at (864) 488-4606.