Marcy Everett, Steve Ross, Pam Atchison, Shreveport
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Thus when she approached her 75th birthday and thought about what she'd like to have, she decided on a major donation to SRAC. Her husband, oilman Jack Everett, thought about it for a while, she reports. Then he agreed on the dramatic gift. He wrote a check to SRAC for $250,000. He saw it as something that might shake up a somnolent city.
The Haynesville Shale has enhanced the money flow to the Everett family, said Everett, and was a factor in their generous gift.
Atchison noted that it is the largest ever single gift to SRAC. She said the money would allow Artspace to put on exhibits for the next 5 years. The mainspace at Artspace has been named the Marcy and Jack Everett mainspace.
"They've given us the gift of stability and innovation," noted Atchison.
Meanwhile, the Everetts have led the way for what could be an upswell of donations to worthy non-profit organizations.
A day prior to the Everett donation photographer-author-artist Neil Johnson wrote a piece for the Times encouraging a new wave of giving based on the riches to be had in the Haynesville Shale natural gas discoveries. Little did he know that community leaders were already on the move.
Let it not stop here, eh?