While many are still adjusting to the death of Rusty Rose, his family is taking steps to see his wishes fulfilled. Today it was announced that the Edward W. Rose III Family fund at The Dallas Foundation has gifted $1M to The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.
The bequest “is designated for the already existing Endowment Fund supporting the Sue Rose Summer Institute for Teachers, a program that has been in place at the Dallas Institute since 1984.”
Established in 2008, the original Endowment Fund was created by Rusty and his wife, Deedie Rose, in honor of his mother, Sue Rose, who died in 2011.
According to Dr. Larry Allums, “Rusty understood the importance of the teacher’s role in the classroom, as does Deedie, with the result that they have had a significant impact on the quality of public education in Dallas. This gift will ensure with greater certainty the future of the Sue Rose Summer Institute for Teachers.”
The Sue Rose Summer Institute is held annually “for school teachers throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond. The intensive two-summer program, which emphasizes the classic texts of Western and other cultures, is open to teachers of all grades and disciplines.”
According to the Institute’s Dr. Claudia Allums, who conducts the Summer Institute, “Sue was a remarkable lady. She insisted that the teachers be regarded with dignity and respect, and they were fortunate to have known her during those years. Rusty’s tribute to his mother inspires us to make the program that bears her name ever more lasting and meaningful.”