Alice "Marie" Lind Named Scholarship
Marie Lind Scholarship Fund

Alice "Marie" Lind Named Scholarship


Dave and Miranda Lind of Dallas, Texas, have created the Marie Lind Scholarship at Desert Palms with contributions from the Lind Family Foundation Fund, a charitable organization that they administer, in honor of their much loved and missed mother and mother-in-law. A recognition ceremony was held as part of the worship service on October 19.

Marie Patterson was born on a farm in Dayton, Pennsylvania, the youngest of three children with two older brothers. Her early education was in a one- room elementary school. She graduated from Shannock Valley High School in 1947 as a classmate of Dick Walker, a current member of Desert Palms.

Education has always been important to both Marie and Bob, her husband of sixty-three years before Marie died in 2012. Marie attended Business College and used that training to serve as an executive secretary at Detroit Steel and Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair. Bob attended the University of Pittsburgh for eight years while working in management to get his degree. They raised two sons who have the same commitment to education and a strong work ethic. Dan attended Westminster College, Pittsburgh Seminary and received his Doctor of Ministry. He currently serves a church in Peoria, Arizona.

Dave graduated from Ohio State both in their undergraduate program and in their master’s architectural program. He joined a small architectural firm, Corgan Associates, in Dallas. Through the years he has been instrumental in growing it to a large firm and currently serves as its Chairman of the Board. Miranda, also an Ohio State alum, has enjoyed similar success in music and musical theater, both locally and nationally.

Desert Palms Scholarship Program currently provides financial support to sixteen students at local community colleges. Named scholarships, funded with a $30,000 contribution are a way to honor yourself or a loved one.  While you are in control of your assets prior to death, this is a way to make sure your desires and dreams are realized while you are alive. Once you die, these decisions on how to use what you have accumulated are passed to someone else. Please consider creating a named scholarship.


Last Published: October 21, 2014 6:59 PM
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