The death of a young person is always a tragic, and the unexpected death of Adam D. Anderson in January 2004 was no exception. A 2003 graduate of Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO, he died after suffering a severe asthma attack.
Yet this young man’s legacy lives on as his parents, Alice and David Anderson , created a permanent fund at the Foundation in his honor.
The Adam D. Anderson “Run the Race” Scholarship was created in the summer of 2004 and provides scholarship funds for two congregations, one in Kansas City, MO, and the other in Houston, TX. The Andersons want the fund to inspire other youngsters to pursue their dreams.
The Andersons had many options in creating the scholarship, but recognized the Christian Church Foundation would provide the best avenue to handle the gifts and distributions that would create a lasting legacy for their son. The first distribution from the fund arrived on what would have been Adam’s 25th birthday.