Foundation receives scholarship endowment gift

Alumna Beverly Gadberry Hanna never forgot her alma mater. She named the Texas Woman's University Foundation as a beneficiary of her IRA. The legacy gift was designated to the TWU Class of 1952 Scholarship Endowment which Beverly also supported during her lifetime. The endowment supports scholarships for undergraduate students with financial need.  

Beverly received a Bachelor of Science degree in clothing and costume design from TWU in 1952. She started her career designing children’s clothes and went on to found and operate a business designing and manufacturing square dance dresses. Her ideas about fashion design were certainly unique. Influenced by her western upbringing, Beverly was color, bling, flair and panache all rolled up into one. Her artistic talents also included painting. While studying under Barclay Sheaks, Beverly painted many works featuring water and beach scenes, western landscapes and still life portraits. She also had a love for music of any genre, from opera to hard rock to country.

Beverly was a true example of what so many women aspire to be. She was her own woman, defining her place in the world on her own terms. 

For information on leaving a legacy gift to benefit the University, contact Kimberly Russell at krussell9@twu.edu or 940-898-3870.