Long-time Supporter Leaves Gift to TCC

Marylou MadiganMarylou Madigan spent her lifetime involved in her community, nurturing many causes and institutions that were dear to her heart. In that same spirit, she left a planned gift to Tallahassee Community College when she passed away last year. It was just one of many ways in which Marylou made a difference at TCC.
 
Marylou and her husband Jack Madigan settled in Tallahassee in 1949. They quickly became involved in the life of the community, and in the mid-1960s Jack helped found TCC as a member of the District Board of Trustees. Marylou herself served as a founding member of the TCC Foundation Board of Directors and as its president from 1984 to 1987. Their oldest son, the late John R. “Casey” Madigan, an early TCC graduate, continued the tradition, also serving on the Foundation board for a number of years until his passing. In 2004 the family established the Madigan Excellence in Teaching Scholarship because of their abiding interest in education and Tallahassee Community College. One of the scholarship’s first recipients was Lindsey Smitherman-Brown, today a member of the faculty at TCC. 

According to Marylou’s son, Tallahassee attorney Terry Madigan, Marylou made the decision to leave a final bequest to TCC because of “the affinity she felt for the institution and in order to support the work that my dad had started so many years ago and that she and my brother Casey continued for many years to follow.” Her gift was unrestricted because, Terry added, “She believed that the Foundation could best determine how to use the donation so that it has the most positive impact.”