Estate gifts $487K to Stanly Community College  Foundation

Published 3:09 pm Saturday, May 20, 2023

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The Stanly Community College Foundation announced a philanthropic gift of $487,000 given by the family of Jack Morton, who passed away in May 2022.

Jack Morton

Morton, an attorney for the U.S. Treasury Department for many years and deputy chief council at retirement, was a long-time supporter of higher education and SCC.

The Morton-Moffitt Cosmetology Center opened its doors in fall 2016 and was named in memory of his parents, Claude and Bethie Morton, and late wife, Jerrie Sue Moffitt-Morton.

The sizable donation is unrestricted and gives SCC the ability to use the funds for anything that supports the college’s mission.

“My father was always an advocate for having some form of higher education to better oneself,” said Bryan Morton. “When he and his brother, Joe, were looking for a way to give back to the community that made them who they were, they felt strongly about a gift given to Stanly Community College.”

To honor Morton’s support and influence on the College, the SCC Foundation established the Jack Morton Endowed Scholarship in 2021.

“We are so grateful to the Morton family for this endowment fund that will help students accomplish their career goals,” said Jeania Martin, executive director of the SCC Foundation.

The $1,000 scholarship ($500/fall and $500/spring) is now available on an ongoing basis. Scholarship applications are now being accepted.

To learn more about the SCC Foundation, contact Martin at 704-991-0370 or