Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame - Nancy and Ted Paup
This fund was established by Nancy and Ted Paup in 2011 to award scholarships to students from Abilene High School or Cooper High School and Albany High School since these schools had a significant impact on their lives. “We loved living in Abilene and have great memories of our time there. Abilene was the perfect place to raise our daughters, such a welcoming community and easy to become involved in the community,” said Nancy. “Looking back, it was community involvement that actually first introduced us to the Foundation.” At that time the Nonprofit Resource Center (housed at CFA) was a project of the Junior League of Abilene and Nancy was Chair of that committee for her Junior League placement that year. Through her volunteer work she became acquainted with the Community Foundation of Abilene. Choosing to establish their scholarship at the Community Foundation of Abilene was an easy choice for the Paups. Ted noted, “We knew every aspect would be taken care of prudently, from the criteria to selection process, and that our scholarship would become a permanent part of Abilene.”
The recipients selected for the Nancy and Ted Paup Scholarship are presented at the annual Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame banquet.