What are the causes
closest to your heart?
Longtime educator Helen Lawson loved teaching local third graders because they were “very curious and eager to learn with a desire to please.” She also enjoyed talking to groups of children about pioneer life in a renovated one-room schoolhouse maintained by the Historical Society of Vandalia-Butler, where she served as president and education chairperson.
When she died at the age of 93 in 2021, she left more than $1 million to the causes close to her heart — an endowed scholarship fund that supports graduating Butler High School seniors who major in elementary education and an endowed fund that provides annual operating income for the Historical Society of Vandalia-Butler.
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