Lettie Pate Whitehead
Lettie Pate Whitehead’s Philanthropic Legacy Lives On
Every day, Auburn Montgomery’s nursing students strive to provide their patients with the best level of care possible, and in turn AUM endeavors to provide our students with the education and training necessary for them to achieve that goal. The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation also helps our outstanding nursing students pursue their education by providing scholarships to deserving young women. During the 2013-2014 academic year, the foundation awarded fourteen students over $2,000 each in scholarship funds.
The foundation is named for Letitia “Lettie” Pate Whitehead Evans. Born in 1872 in Thaxton, Virginia, Lettie later married Joseph Whitehead who, along with a business partner, secured the exclusive rights to bottle and sell Coca-Cola. Joseph and Lettie Whitehead were prominent members of the Atlanta community and were known not only for their business sense, but also for their philanthropy. Throughout her life, Lettie Pate Whitehead gave to numerous charities, and her generosity extended to her estate. She left the majority of her estate to her foundation so that it could continue to support the causes she felt most passionate about: the education of women and the care of the elderly. According to the foundation’s website, the Coca-Cola Company said about Lettie’s legacy, “During her life, she gave away millions to … relieve and comfort the underprivileged and the afflicted…by her life and example, Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans made the world a better place in which to live.”
November 15, 2015
On November 13, 2014, over thirty Auburn University at Montgomery alumni and guests gathered at Greystone Country Club for the public launch of the Birmingham Regional Campaign within Imagine. Invest. Inspire. A Campaign for Auburn University at Montgomery. Despite the blustery winter weather, the Auburn Montgomery delegation was warmly received.
November 15, 2015
Auburn University Board of Trustees approved academic reorganization for AUM, which resulted in the merging of two schools, the re-designation of all of the schools as colleges, and the creation of a new college.
October 01, 2015
Three short years ago, AUM publicly announced the Imagine. Invest. Inspire. campaign for Auburn University at Montgomery. The university’s alumni and friends responded by providing overwhelming support beyond what anyone could have imagined. Because of that support, AUM is able to announce that it has achieved the $15.3 million goal of the campaign.
January 07, 2013
The Alabama Power Foundation has given $150,000 to Auburn Montgomery in support of the Wellness Center. Leslie Sanders, Alabama Power's Southern Division Vice President, and Mike Jordan, External Affairs Manager, presented the check to Chancellor John G. Veres III and Carl Whatley, '83, Chairman of Imagine. Invest. Inspire. A Campaign for Auburn University at Montgomery, on Dec. 17.
December 05, 2012
Dr. Kathleen Rasmussen has established a named endowed scholarship for undergraduate students enrolled in the Auburn Montgomery Department of Justice and Public Safety. To be eligible as a "Dr. Kathleen A. Rasmussen Scholar," the student must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in the field of Justice and Public Safety and must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
November 14, 2012
More than 200 alumni and supporters of Auburn University at Montgomery gathered at the university’s new Wellness Center on Nov. 1 to launch “Imagine. Invest. Inspire. A Campaign for Auburn University at Montgomery.”
October 26, 2012
Auburn Montgomery’s University Honors Program has received a $100,000 grant from the Daniel Foundation of Alabama to fund travel, study abroad and research opportunities for AUM honors students.
October 12, 2012
Retired Montgomery businesswoman Dottie Kenady Blair has pledged $1.1 million to Auburn University at Montgomery to support AUM’s School of Business, School of Nursing and the university’s planned Wellness Center.
September 27, 2012
The Auburn University Board of Trustees on Friday approved the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, a new certificate program in the School of Liberal Arts, and a name for AUM’s new residence hall.
September 17, 2012
Ms. Carter honored her family by naming the Wellness Center Women’s Locker Room “The Charles Hallman Family Women’s Locker Room.”
February 02, 2012
Carl Whatley Jr. and his wife, Marjorie, have pledged $1.25 million to Auburn Montgomery to support AUM’s schools of Business, Education and Liberal Arts, the AUM Library, the soon-to-be-built Wellness Center and the university’s unrestricted fund.