A Lifetime of Teaching and a Legacy for Future Educators
May Jankowski graduated from Central Washington College of Education in 1939. In her first assignment, May taught in a one-room schoolhouse in the upper Nanum in Kittitas County. Her education led to a 30-year career as a teacher, until she retired in 1982. May benefited from her training at Central and decided to give back to the institution that had given so much to her. In 1997, she and her husband, Frank, chose a Charitable Remainder Trust for their giving option. It allowed them to use their assets to help expand education, while at the same time providing tax incentives and a source of income. Their Charitable Remainder Trust gave them the financial and philanthropic security they were seeking, because it met their investment needs and provided a benefit to the university. Upon May?s death in 2012, the CWU Foundation established the N. May Spurling Jankowski Memorial Education Scholarship with the remaining portion of the trust.
Her generous gift created a lasting legacy, and students will receive funding in perpetuity due to this gift. For more information on leaving a legacy with CWU, please contact Catherine Scarlett at (509) 963-3083 or [email protected].