“She was such a dear person to us,” shares theatre faculty, Eric Bishop. By the time she passed away in January at age 95, Maria Grant’s character and generosity had been sewn into the fabric of MiraCosta College theatre productions.
In retirement, Maria volunteered in the Theatre Department carrying on a devotion to costume production from her days as a high school teacher. “Maria even came to our awards nights in costume for the party theme. She was definitely more than just a financial supporter of our students,” said Tracy Williams.
Her legacy of connection and goodwill continues on at MiraCosta with Charitable Gift Annuities (CGA’s) she established with the MiraCosta College Foundation. While she could have grown her retirement income with her quarterly annuity payments, building as she called it, her “milk and bread” fund, Maria chose to make donations to the Theatre Department. In gifting her “needles and thread” funds to MiraCosta, she continues to make a difference in the lives of students, one stitch at a time.