Max and Mary Hudson Charitable Foundation donates $9,530 to CTE program at Mineola HS

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A $9,530 donation was made Friday, May 10 to the Mineola High School Career Technical Education Program from the Max and Mary Hudson Charitable Foundation.

The funds will be used to help equip the Mineola welding program’s competition welding trailer.

Max Hudson was the vice president and buyer for Lilly Sales from 1957 to 2000. The business was founded by his father, and Mary Hudson also worked for the family business until retiring. The couple were also founding members of the Mineola Church of Christ.

The Hudson’s had a great love and passion for their town, their church and the youth of Mineola. They knew in their hearts that they wanted to give back to the town they so cherished. In 2003 they established a trust known as the Max and Mary Hudson Charitable Foundation. Funds were set aside by the Hudson’s and directions were set forth of how the funds would be distributed upon the deaths of both Max and Mary. Max died in November 2012 and Mary in November 2014.

As designed by the foundation, the Mineola School District will receive a percentage of the trust for scholarships, the Mineola Church of Christ will also receive a percentage of the trust and an at-large entity will receive a percentage as well. This year the Mineola High School Career Technical Education program received the $9,530 as the entity of choice for the 2019 distribution.

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