Endowments – Shorter University

Jerry and Beverly’s Story



Donors Jerry and Beverly Emerson decided to make a planned gift to Shorter in honor of his late wife. For the Emersons, an Endowed Scholarship was the perfect tool for making their gift. The couple established the Shirley Williams Endowed Scholarship to help Elementary Education majors studying to be teachers


“God has blessed this area with Shorter University so that young people might leave here with a Christian view of the world. That speaks to me—as a father and grandfather and great-grandfather. I want to encourage others by saying, ‘God has got great things in store for Shorter, and you need to be a part of it!’”

— Jerry Emerson