Ted '65 and Janice Strauss have a strong conviction that there is probably no better use of money than providing an excellent educational opportunity for someone who otherwise would not be able to afford it.
Determined to give back, Ted and Janice have an estate plan that splits their assets in two, both halves benefiting higher education. Half of their estate will benefit Purdue University, Janice's alma mater; the other half will be creating opportunities for students here at Bowdoin College.
Realizing a Need
Janice and Ted were pleased that Bowdoin continues to select a significant number of applicants from Maine. Their funds will directly benefit students from Maine in need of financial assistance.
The Strausses' assets will fund the Janice Filipowicz Strauss and William Theodore Strauss III Memorial Scholarship.
In their daily lives, Janice and Ted believe in the power of investment.
"An endowed scholarship is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Your gift becomes part of Bowdoin's endowment and the income from it will continue to aid future students not just for a year or two, but indefinitely," Ted says.
Meet Our Donors
Janice and Ted live in a saltbox house that dates back to 1734 in South Salem, New York. They restored the home, which is now in the National Register of Historic Places.
They are avid sailors who enjoy sailing Eagle's Wing, their classic Sabre 34 sloop, from the Saugatuck Harbor Yacht Club in Westport, Connecticut.
Janice founded her own marketing and marketing research practice after working for General Foods and Richardson Vicks. She later opened Janice F. Strauss American Antiques, an antique dealership focusing on investment quality American furniture.
After working as a programmer, instructor, systems engineer and senior manager with International Business Machines Corp. for 30 years, Ted founded Ted Strauss Websites LLC, and has designed over 450 websites.