The Kilgore College Foundation has received a $3.5 million estate gift from a former Kilgore College Rangerette and her husband to fund scholarships for the world-famous Rangerette organization.

The gift will provide scholarships for future generations of young ladies who have earned the lauded title of “Rangerette” and meet the endowment’s academic criteria. The endowment includes scholarships for the important support team of Rangerette managers who are also students at KC.

"This is a monumental moment for the KC Foundation and a touching legacy tribute to the Rangerette organization. This estate gift is one of the largest gifts in our history," said Michael Hageloh, Chief Development Officer.

Though the donor wishes to remain anonymous, she was a member of the Rangerettes under the direction of Gussie Nell Davis. Miss Davis founded the Kilgore College Rangerettes in 1940, the first dance drill team of its kind, which unequivocally created a multi-billion dollar industry both domestically and internationally.

"This gift is transformational for both Kilgore College and the Rangerette organization," said Dr. Brenda Kays, KC President. "Rangerettes are known for giving back, and this is a prime example.  The donor applied her Rangerette experiences to both her personal and professional life; those lessons helped her become the individual she is today."

For more information on philanthropic opportunities in support of student success at KC, please contact Michael Hageloh at 903-983-8187 or mhageloh@kilgore.edu.

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