Guerin L. Butterworth Travel Award
The Guerin L. Butterworth Endowment Fund was established in June, 2017 by a gift of $25,000 from Sterling Franklin, Trustee of the Morris S. Smith Foundation, and a friend of Guerin Butterworth. Guerin and Sterling met in 1987 when they were associates at the downtown Los Angeles law firm of Kirtland & Packard, where they practiced insurance defense law. After a few years, they went their separate ways, but then they reconnected in mid-2016. Sterling learned only then that Guerin was a 1978 graduate of Cal State Fullerton. Sterling decided to honor Guerin by establishing the Guerin L. Butterworth Endowment Fund. Sterling also gave a cash gift of $750 so that the Guerin L. Butterworth Stipend could be awarded in fall, 2017, while the endowment fund is earning investment income. A Butterworth Stipend of $750 will be awarded to the CSUF Debate Program each year to help with the expenses of the CSUF Debate Program.
Purposes of the Guerin L. Butterworth Endowment Fund
The Butterworth Endowment Fund was established for three purposes:
a). To honor Guerin Butterworth, who graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 1978 with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication and coached the CSUF Debate and Forensic Team;
b). To provide a cash stipend each year to support the CSUF Debate Program; and
c). To encourage friends and alumni of Cal State Fullerton to consider establishing and donating to similar endowment funds at Cal State Fullerton.
Scholarship award to support students in participating in forensics who may not otherwise have the opportunity due to financial constraints.
Annual recipients will be chosen by the Director of the Forensics Program.
Dr. Lucy M. Keele Travel Award
This award was established by Forensics alumna Lisa Brandon, Esq. in 2017 in honor of her debate coach Dr. Lucy M. Keele. The Dr. Lucy M. Keel Award supports Forensics travel up to $2,500 per year.
Decision: The recipients will be chosen by the Director of the Forensics Program.