The Efroymson Family Fund has given Butler University $20,000 to fund scholarships for talented and deserving out-of-state graduate students seeking a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing at Butler.
The gift — a continuation of a program the Efroymson Family Fund started two years ago — enables Butler to award $5,000 to two students in the first year and $5,000 to each of the same two students for their second year as long as they remain eligible.
“We’re incredibly grateful to Lori Efroymson-Aguilera, Jeremy D. Efroymson and Elissa Hamid Efroymson for their continued support of Butler’s MFA program,” said Hilene Flanzbaum, director of the MFA program. “Because of these scholarships, the MFA program is able to expand past Indiana’s borders and attract deserving students.”
The Efroymson’s continue to be generous benefactors to Butler. Some of their past gifts have enabled Butler to establish the Efroymson Diversity Center in 2006 and the Efroymson Center for Creative Writing, which opened in 2011.
The Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, is one of the largest donor-advised funds in the United States. Since the fund was established in 1998, it has awarded more than $70 million to not-for-profit organizations in central Indiana and beyond. The Efroymson Family Fund is focused on providing support to not-for-profit organizations that help promote the viability of communities and provide underserved individuals access to opportunities.