Alumna Gives $250,000 to UA

From the August 2015 Desktop News | The late Brenda Voght Harrison, a 1963 alumna of the University and former member of the University Symphony Orchestra, has bequeathed a gift of $250,000 to The University of Alabama. It has been used to establish the Brenda Voght Harrison Endowed Music Scholarship for students in the School of Music.

Two scholarships will be awarded from the endowment each year.

Harrison, a native of Jackson, Mississippi, graduated from the University in 1963 with a Bachelor of Arts in history and a minor in English. She attended UA on a bass viola da gamba scholarship and was a member of the University Symphony Orchestra, the University’s Wind Ensemble, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Alpha Theta, the Triangle Service Group and the Kappa Delta social sorority.

She began her career in finance, serving as an account executive at Reynolds and Company and later at Advantage Capital Corporation. She was a charter member of the International Association of Financial Counselors and specialized in personal financial planning.

She was a highly respected member of the investment community. Her mission in life was to help individuals, especially women, invest their money wisely, and she was actively involved within her community as a member of the Junior League and the Daughters of the American Revolution.