This fund was established by Lois Ann Buss and Richard Buss in honor of their parents, Edwin and Malinda Buss (top). Edwin (1901-1961), a factory worker, and Malinda (1906-1977), a stay-at-home mom, encouraged their children to go into the work of the church. Lois Ann (bottom left) taught for 40 years, and Richard (bottom right) preached and taught for 40 years, including 25 years (1970-1995) as an English professor at Dr. Martin Luther College. “We wanted to honor our parents, who demonstrated the importance of parental guidance and encouragement, and provide help for students who want to go into the teaching ministry,” said Lois Ann.
Income from the fund is given to education majors who have financial need.