Endowments Attract and Retain Talent

Video: Donor, student and faculty reflect on the Virginia (Mills) and Douglas F. Jewell Endowed Dean’s Scholarship.


The power of private philanthropy and named endowed scholarships as told through the eyes of a recipient, donor and lead faculty member, is captured in a recently released video produced by the MSU College of Music. 

February 2012. Doug and Ginny Jewell with College of Music students Stephen Martin, Matthew Nix, and Johnathan McNurlen, recipients of the Virginia (Mills) and Douglas F. Jewell Endowed Dean’s Scholarship.


“Giving to the MSU College of Music” features conversations with donor Doug Jewell and student bassoonist and scholarship recipient Quinton Doucet-Barron. MSU Professor of Bassoon Michael Kroth adds perspective on the role that gifts and endowments play in attracting and retaining talent, and encourages people to give. 

Doug Jewell and his late wife Ginny established the Virginia (Mills) and Douglas F. Jewell Endowed Dean's Scholarship in the College of Music in 2007, in celebration of the School of Music’s move to College status, and to support outstanding undergraduate and graduates students of exceptional talent and promise. Both Doug and Ginny graduated from MSU in 1960 and 1961 respectively. Doug is a member of MSU's Theophilus C. Abbot Society, and he lives in Tucson, Arizona. 

To learn more about establishing a named endowed scholarship, contact Director of Development Rebecca Surian at surian@msu.edu or call 517-353-9872.


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