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planned giving and trust ser vices Eugene’s Stocks 2013 Eugene Clarence Glanzer PAA Scholarship recipients, Angela Barritt (left) and Christian Belinsky (right). Eugene Clarence Glanzer, Dec. 30, 1912–Dec. 27, 2008 (right). 2014 Eugene Clarence Glanzer CUC Scholarship recipient Ivah Lumalang (above). 2014 Eugene Clarence Glanzer CUC Scholarship recipient Jysicca Delpeche (left). 2014 Eugene Clarence Glanzer CUC Scholarship recipients Cara Boyce (left), and Anthony Kern (right). EUGENE CLARENCE GLANZER lived a lifetime of joy by always looking on the bright side. He also experienced great happiness in helping others. It is therefore easy to picture him smiling to himself as he included some surprises in his estate plan. Eugene was born in Tripp, South Dakota, in 1912. Ten years later his family moved to Alberta, where he attended school until his graduation from Canadian Junior College (CJC) in 1934. 1 Like a lot of young men, Eugene enjoyed adventure—jumping trains to sit on top for a great view of the Rockies, working in logging camps, driving from Alberta to Florida for a one-week vacation, and finding his place in the world by hitchhiking to Washington, D.C., in the Great Depression year of 1936. Eugene’s first job in Washington, D.C., was installing insulation at 40 cents an hour. “Man, you thought you were rich!” he exclaimed to a Washington Post reporter 67 years later. 2 However, his good fortune did not last, and he found himself walking New York Avenue on the lookout for another job. It was there that he spotted a man in a drugstore window painting a Coca-Cola sign on the glass. “I can do that,” Eugene thought to himself. His enthusiasm and artistic talent landed him a job in two days, but it took up to five years to master the trade. “For one thing,” he told his college alumni magazine, “signs are painted backwards from the inside so they can be read correctly from the outside to passersby. Once you get the hang of it, it’s very simple, though.” 3 Eugene calculated he painted 4,000 to 5,000 signs over his 40-year career with Coca-Cola. One of the largest was a sign in the window of Whalen’s Drug Store on Pennsylvania Avenue downtown, completed for President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration. During his years with Coca-Cola, Eugene bought into the company’s employee stock purchase plan. This was very helpful years later when he set up his estate trust that resulted in a legacy gift for Canadian University College. The funded scholarships made possible by Eugene’s legacy donation to CUC will keep on giving for years to come. So far, there are four $3,000 annual scholarships established in Eugene’s name for CUC, as well as two $2,000 annual scholarships in his name for Parkview Adventist Academy (PAA), which is on the campus of CUC. The criteria for these scholarships are similar: (1) students returning the next school year, (2) academic standing considerations, (3) financial need considerations, (4) participation in campus leadership, (5) for CUC only: one of the recipients must be a married student. Imagine Eugene’s delight in heaven when his scholarship students tell him what a difference he made in their lives! n (Eugene’s legacy story will continue in the next issue.) 1 Over the years Canadian Junior College (CJC) became Canadian University College (CUC). Patricia Sullivan, “Like His Sunflowers, He Cheered Others,” The Washington Post, January 25, 2009. 3 Ibid. 2 M J u ly 201 4 11