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Donor Profile: Frank and Susan Stephenson

Tuesday, April 26, 2016  
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This Donor Profile was originally published in the Winter 2015/16 issue of NC Currents.

Frank and Susan Stephenson watched as water professionals were retiring. With the hard work and financial resources required, fewer young people were entering the industry. They wanted to make a difference. Frank was raised in an environment where he was taught that giving back to society was an expectation rather than an option. As he began to establish himself in the corporate world, the only question was, “How and where can I make a difference?” Frank recognized that a profession in the water environment industry could be considered a noble cause. Impact on the protection and preservation of our water sources is critical to human existence. As he and Susan, his wife, pondered their opportunities to ‘give back,’ they agreed that starting the Frank and Susan Stephenson Water Environmental Scholarship Fund would be a way to provide support to an industry that they are passionate about. The idea that this gift would be perpetual simply created further enthusiasm. Frank has dedicated his career to the protection of public health and protection and preservation of the environment through his commitment to his clients.

“The Endowment Program not only provides financial assistance to those pursuing careers in our industry, but it also raises awareness of this important profession attracting the brightest minds to an industry where a shortage had developed.”

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