MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) A Wichita businessman has established a $1 million endowment that will provide a new music series and a student scholarship at McPherson College.
The Salina Journal reports that Steve Clark is using the endowment at the central Kansas school to honor his mother, Fern Lingenfelter. The music series will include two annual music performance events with special emphasis on piano. It will be followed by the creation of the Fern Lingenfelter Scholarship in Music, an annual merit-based scholarship for one or more McPherson students majoring in music.
Lingenfelter earned a certificate in piano in 1924, a bachelor of music degree in 1925 and a Bachelor of Arts in 1938, all from McPherson. She taught piano in McPherson for many years.
Clark is the chairman of the Clark Investment Group.