The Gift of a Babson Education

Marnie Schulz

Growing up in a poor, rural community in Maine’s Down East region taught Marnie Schulz the value of education. “It made me realize,” says Schulz, “that education often is the key to building a better life.”

She believes so deeply in the power of education that she established the Blaisdell Schulz Scholarship to support a Babson student who hails from Maine or New Hampshire. Kate Mowles ’13, from Cape Elizabeth, Maine, is the first recipient of the scholarship.

Schulz is an ardent supporter of Babson and a friend of the College. Sadly, her husband, William ’51, passed away in 2007. “He absolutely loved Babson,” Schulz recalls. Her father-in-law, Robert ’20, was one of Babson Institute’s first graduates and a friend of Roger Babson.

Schulz is proud of all the College has achieved and knows her husband would be, too. William always respected Babson’s focus on entrepreneurship. He ran a real estate business and a commercial manufacturing plant. Marnie, who has traveled extensively and believes learning about other cultures is a vital part of any education, is thrilled by Babson’s global perspective.

“I can’t think of anything better than giving the gift of a Babson education,” she says, “and exposing a talented student to all the College has to offer.”