What is an Endowment?


The Randy Brinkley Scholarship Endowment -

Randy Brinkley attended the Citadel in Charleston, SC.  And was employed at Westinghouse Savannah River Company until January 2006.    He  always loved baseball and football and played for  years in school.  He coached baseball in Jackson for twelve plus years and in 1994 and 1995 coached a girl's softball team.   love for sports took him to Silver Bluff High School in 1982 when Jackson High School became the Middle School.  His family established the Brinkley Scholarship fund in his honor.  The scholarship is for a scholar athletic student at Silver Bluff High School. 


The Warren B. Whitson "Yes I Can" Scholarship Endowment -

Warren B. Whitson was known for his generous nature and ability to encourage even the most troubled student.  Whiston was well-suited to his role of principal, serving Freeman Vocational School, Silver Bluff High School and Midland Valley High School during his 37-year tenure. His positive attitude was captured in his personal motto - "Yes I Can."  Thanks to family and friends, Mr. Whitson's motto is now honored through the Warren B. Whitson "Yes I Can" Memorial Scholarships at Silver Bluff and MIdland Valley High Schools.  Two different scholarships will be given: one to a college-bound senior and one to a rising high school senior who takes college credit courses before graduation, so called "dual enrollment courses."


Establishing a named fund is a special way to honor a family member or educator that will impact students in our community for years to come.  If you are interested in starting an endowment or making a contribution to an established endowment, please contact. 


The Margaret Cato Scholarship Endowment -

Margaret Eleanor Cato received her bachelor's degree in education in 1949 from Winthrop College and a master's degree from the University of Tennessee in 1964.  Ms. Cato's first teaching job was at Windsor High School.  After an opening at Aiken High School, she transferred there were she taught typing, bookkeeping, business law and other commercial courses until her retirement.   In her will, the bulk of her estate should be used to endow a scholarship in her name for students graduating from Ridgespring-Monetta High School. Her legacy as a dedicated educator will continue through many young people.