Ken and Ginger Wright: A Legacy for Education
Retired educators Ken and Ginger Wright taught thousands of students during their long and distinguished careers, inspiring a generation of students.
Ken was working as an industrial chemist and Ginger was teaching fourth grade when they met. After they married, the Wrights attended the University of Idaho together. Ginger earned her master's degree there, and Ken earned his PhD, all while teaching.
The Wrights moved to Coeur d' Alene in 1971 when Ken was hired as a chemistry and environmental science instructor for North Idaho College. Ken was impressed with NIC's strong chemistry and science department. For the next 30 years, Ken was part of that team providing high quality education for students.
Ginger devoted the majority of her career to elementary education and spent several years at North Idaho College teaching remedial math. She tutored students, helping them to be successful.
"Education is something you will never regret. It is crucial for students to get a postsecondary education. It doesn't matter if it is a two-year certificate or a four-year degree; it provides students with real job skills and opens doors you didn't even know were there," they said.
Ken and Ginger appreciate the opportunities they've had in their lives, including being selected for the Fulbright Teaching Exchange. They lived in Great Britain for a year, trading homes and jobs with educators from England. "It was a wonderful cultural exchange," Ginger says.
For Ken and Ginger, it is important to continue their legacy of education. Through their estate plan, the Wrights are establishing the Kenneth and Virginia Wright Scholarship Endowment. This scholarship will have a positive impact in the lives of students for generations to come.
Ken and Ginger Wright have joined an honorable circle of North Idaho College supporters as members of the NIC Foundation's Legacy Society. Membership in the Legacy Society is as simple as designating the North Idaho College Foundation, Inc. as a beneﬁciary of your will, trust, life insurance or retirement account.
To learn more about how you can join the Wrights as a member of the Legacy Society, contact Rayelle Anderson, Executive Director at (208) 769-5978 or firstname.lastname@example.org.