From the Office of the President, McMaster Divinity CollegeDr. Stanley E. Porter is pleased to announce that the College received a bequest at the end of October, 2012, in the amount of $200,000.00 from the estate of Mrs. Violet Flawn, of Toronto, ON. The bequest has been designated to an endowed trust fund in memory of Norman and Violet Flawn, with the annual income from the fund to be used for student scholarships and bursaries.To honour the generosity of Mrs. Flawn and the initiation of this new trust fund, we invite you to celebrate with us at a reception in Hurlburt Hall on Monday, November 26, 2012, starting at 12:30 pm. A short presentation will be made at 12:45 pm. Light refreshments will be served.Norm and Violet Flawn were very much interested in mission and outreach and faithfully supported Christian organizations and institutions that were involved in these ministries. No doubt their interest in McMaster Divinity College was due to the pastors they knew and appreciated who had attended the College; this led to their desire to provide the funds to set up a trust fund in order to help support students desiring to complete their theological education and ministry preparation. Violet continued the couple’s generous stewardship practices after Norm passed away. She also supported a number of ministries beyond McMaster Divinity College and the Baptist church where she was a faithful member, including those who were involved in reaching homeless youth, a faith mission work in Quebec, and the former Baptist Leadership Education Centre in Whitby, to name a few.McMaster Divinity College is deeply grateful to Norm and Violet Flawn for their sacrificial commitment to God’s work in the Church and in the world, and in particular, their financial support of the mission of the College and its students.