Columbia Public Faculties Basis gets donation from late trainer

A $1 million donation from the estate of a former Columbia Public Colleges trainer will make it possible for the Columbia Public Colleges Foundation to supply scholarships for pupils and finance college district and teacher projects.

The setting for the announcement was Jefferson Middle Faculty, in which donor Kathryn McLeod taught actual physical training for quite a few decades when it was Jefferson Junior High College. Acknowledged as Kay, she died in 2019 at age 92.

She and her partner, James “Mac” McLeod, taught in Columbia from 1948 to 1972. Mac McLeod served as boys basketball mentor at Hickman Large College.

She retired in El Paso, Texas, in 2001.

“When I went in this article, it was Jeff Junior and I have not got more than that,” mentioned Cindy Mustard, foundation president.

“Twenty-5 decades back, a group of founders came together to assistance their neighborhood faculties,” Mustard mentioned of the foundation’s get started.