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05/25/2011

Estate Gift from Anne Moss Biggs to Fund Freshman Scholarships

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 The initial gifts from the estate have created scholarship support for Winthrop students through the Anne Moss Biggs Endowed Scholarship, with first preference given to non-traditional students.
 Biggs, of Lumberton, N.C., who passed away in 2010, cited a positive Winthrop experience as her reason for naming the university in her estate.

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Anne Moss Biggs
ROCK HILL, S.C. - An additional gift from the estate of Anne Moss Biggs, class of 1935, will establish the Anne Moss Biggs Award at Winthrop University. The award, designated for freshman students, will be funded with a $25,000 gift from the Biggs estate, bringing total gifts from the estate to more than $625,000.

The initial gifts from the estate have created scholarship support for Winthrop students through the Anne Moss Biggs Endowed Scholarship, with first preference given to non-traditional students.

Biggs, of Lumberton, N.C., who passed away in 2010, cited a positive Winthrop experience as her reason for naming the university in her estate. She and her three sisters, all natives of York, S.C., are graduates of Winthrop: Lucetta Moss Arntz, class of 1927; Helen Moss McCausland, class of 1932; and Jean Moss Mattox, class of 1938.

Biggs earned her bachelor of arts degree from Winthrop and taught for several years before marrying John Irvin Biggs, who predeceased her in 1987. She volunteered for more than 20 years at Southeastern Regional Hospital and at the Red Cross Blood Bank.

For more information on making a gift to Winthrop, contact the Office of Development at 803/323-2150. 

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