Here at the New York Chapter, we are pleased to announce the launch of our endowed scholarship program—$25,000 awarded to an Arkansas student from the tri-state area. Its namesake, Gary Wenslow was a dear friend and member of the chapter, who passed away in 2008. We are proud to honor his charitable and caring legacy with this fund.
A Chicago native, Gary was introduced to the Razorbacks through an MBA classmate, Craig Fowlkes of Little Rock. After graduating from the top-ranked business school at the University of Chicago and moving to Manhattan in 2000, Craig invited Gary to an Arkansas football watch party. Gary was hooked. Over the next several years, his love of the Hogs and involvement with the chapter grew. He even listed his membership of the Arkansas Alumni Association on LinkedIn alongside his degrees from the University of Chicago and Northwestern. “Gary was a brilliant man, but also so down-to-earth and humble,” Craig says. “He was incredibly generous with his time and resources and would do anything to help someone out.” It’s this enthusiasm toward higher education and the Razorback community that gives us great pleasure in celebrating Gary’s memory. Please stay tuned for further fundraising details. Scholarship contributions are always welcome and appreciated.