How the bequest began
Author of Volumes I and II of Our Heritage, Eunah Temple Holden served the Society as 1950-1952 national president and 1956-1960 international executive secretary. When she died in 1975, she left nearly $100,000 for leadership development. Prior to her death she named three friends to administer the gift. The committee continues with three members who serve six-year terms and are replaced by committee vote with Executive Board approval.
- The independent executor of Holden’s will sent a check to the Society in June 1977 and the first committee met in September 1977.
- The 1978 International Convention voted to establish a fund as stipulated in Holden’s will with a reserve of not less than $100,000.