A Corvette owner with a big heart has plans to make life better for sick and underprivileged kids.
After Patricia, his wife of 44 years, died in 2009, Eugene Nagowski decided to honor her memory by doing nice things for other people. Already, he’s made donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for medical care and expenses of families staying there for treatment.
But, as the fun-loving owner of a 2010 Corvette, Nagowski decided there would be no better way to spread a little joy than setting up an endowment at the National Corvette Museum, to allow underprivileged kids a chance to spend a day there enjoying the world’s greatest sports car.
“I’m an out-of-the-box kind of thinker,” he said, “so it occurred to me that the Corvette Museum could give a lot of joy to underprivileged kids, too. Kids need fun in their lives and a reason to get excited. What’s more exciting than Corvettes? If a kid could come to the Museum, enjoy a day there and get away from it all, that could make a big difference in their life.”
He’s already made a donation to establish an endowment at the Museum and is committed to adding to it by this summer. He’s also challenging other Corvette owners to make a contribution, too. “If every Corvette owner would just give a dollar, there would be enough seed money to where the interest alone could fund all kinds of good work. For those able to do more, they should do more to help this happen.”
So what do you say, Corvette owners? Do you want to help make a kid’s life a bit more fun? You can get more details on the National Corvette Museum’s Educational Endowment and programming offered for children at www.corvettemuseum.org/kids.
As Eugene says, “There really is no feeling like the one you get from a child who has been given some joy in the middle of all that suffering.”
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