Leaving a Legacy
Esther and Edward Lee
Arriving from Hong Kong in 1959 with $100 and a dream, Esther Lee became a barrier-breaking pioneer in computer science. In 2001 she and her husband endowed the Esther and Edward Lee Scholarship to benefit women from Asia. A bequest from their living trust will strengthen the fund.
“My father’s dream was for me to study in America. He died when I was in high school, but Lewis & Clark fulfilled his dream and mine by awarding me a scholarship. Lewis & Clark changed my life. I am honored to help my school do the same for others.” Esther Lee Class of 1963
Esther Lee, Class of 1963:
- Earned an M.S. in computer science from Purdue University
- Conducted research with MIT, IBM, and Intel
- Amassed 25 years of experience developing complex computer systems
- Received industry recognition as TRW’s 1993 Woman of the Year
- Pioneered a California program guiding minority high school students to college
You can share your legacy in ways that care for your family and benefit Lewis & Clark. Through a charitable remainder trust, for example, you and/or another beneficiary may:
- Receive lifetime payments.
- Obtain a sizable tax deduction.
- Sell appreciated property or stock without paying capital-gain tax.
- Make a significant gift to Lewis & Clark and other charities of your choice.
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