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Forsyth womans estate honored for generosity
Among those taking part in a recent ceremony naming the Estate of Pauline Ivey as the Technical College Foundation Association of Georgias Benefactor of the Year for 2015 were, from left, Cris Perkins, Larry Paulk, Betty Ann Bagley and Ray Perren. - photo by For the Forsyth County News

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Technical College Foundation Association of Georgia recently named the Estate of Pauline Ivey as its Benefactor of the Year for 2015.

In a news release, the estate was hailed for making a tremendous impact on Lanier Technical College, as well as the University of North Georgia and other schools and churches.

Ray Perren, Lanier Tech’s president, said in a statement that the impact of the estate “will not only give our students the opportunity to obtain their college education, but will give them the path to go on to a successful career and thrive in their community.”

“We are so pleased that this generous gift was recognized in front of so many across the state,” he said. “And we are extremely grateful for the generosity estate trustee Betty Ann Bagley and Ms. Ivey showed us.”

Ivey, who passed away in April 2014 at age 97, lived most of her life in Dawson County before spending the last 12 years in Cumming.

In June 2014, her estate made a donation of six properties, valued at $300,000, and a cash donation of $100,000 to the Lanier Technical College Foundation.

All proceeds from the sale of the land and the monetary gift will go towards the Pauline Ivey Scholarship Fund for General Scholarships at the college.

This new scholarship will focus on residents of Dawson County who wish to attend Lanier Tech, but will also be open to any students in the service area.