A decade since the passing of Florence Godfrey “Flo” Dussault ’96, family and friends have kept her legacy going strong by founding and raising funds regularly for the Florence G. Dussault ’96 Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship is for a nursing student from Massachusetts who demonstrates a strong commitment to community service, academic achievement, and athletics.
Florence’s husband, Paul, and three daughters worked tirelessly to create a celebration marking the tenth year of her passing, raising money annually to reach their goal. This spring, nearly 100 supporters gathered at the Oliver Wight Tavern in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, for an evening to celebrate the memories of Flo and participate in a silent auction to support the scholarship. To the surprise of everyone, a $5,000 check was presented by Vince and Bianca Wilfork, of the Vince Wilfork Foundation. Thanks to this year’s event, an additional $14,000 will go to support the endowment, which now has a current market value of more than $100,000.
This wonderful effort by the Dussault family and friends created moments of shared joy and compassion while continuing Flo’s legacy and making possible additional scholarships for deserving Saint Joseph’s nursing students.