Inspiring Stories

Our donors, and the beneficiaries of their generosity, have stories to share.

Read their inspiring stories below:


Arlene Rider Huss

Paying it Forward: An Endowed Scholarship

When Arlene graduated from high school in 1939, she wanted desperately to attend college. She applied and was accepted to attend Elizabethtown College, and was offered a scholarship. It was not enough, but she never forgot the kindness.

Which Comes First?

Did you know that one of the largest scholarship funds in the College’s history almost didn’t happen?

The Power of a Bequest

Mary "Molly" Emenheiser graduated from Elizabethtown College with a B.S. in Elementary Education.

Serving Tomorrow

Ron and Sandy have established a scholarship fund that will be endowed through their estate.

Frank M. Masters Jr.

It was a passion for education and a love of jazz music and mineral collecting that drew a Harrisburg philanthropist to the Elizabethtown College campus and brought about his making the single largest contribution in the College’s history.

Generations of Service

The family of Ira Herr has a long history of service to Elizabethtown College.