The University of Kansas just received a $7.4 million estate gift to benefit students majoring in the arts, humanities and education. And they got that gift, from a retired teacher.
Lavon Brosseau, of Concordia, died in 2016 at the age of 88. She had been a teacher for nearly three decades and volunteered as a tutor well into her 80’s. Brosseau’s husband died in 1998. He was the co-owner of a small glass company. They used their savings to purchase farmland and that ended up being a large part of their estate. Overall, Lavon ended up giving the university $8 million throughout her lifetime.
The money will be used for several new funds named after Jack and Lavon.