Elva Walker Spillane Scholarship Fund Campaign
Goal: To raise $50,000 to fund the Elva Walker Spillane Scholarship
Background and Vision:
Founded in 1976, the Minnesota Gerontological Society’s mission is to serve as a bridge between academics, research and practice in the field of aging. MGS is memorializing the life and work of Elva Walker Spillane and has created a scholarship fund in her honor. Elva dedicated her life to service and advocacy in the field of aging services. She was a founding member and former President of MGS, founding member and served eight years on the Minnesota Board on Aging, volunteered her leadership on the Boards of the National Council on Aging and AARP, and tirelessly supported many more local, state and national organizations.
The Elva Walker Spillane Scholarship Fund will enable MGS to provide scholarships to higher education students who strive to prepare for leadership and service in the aging services field.