No one could have predicted the tragic accident that took the lives of Tom Cooper and Alan MacMorran in 2004. While on a hunting trip together in West Texas their car hit a guardrail and went off the road. It’s a sad story, but their legacy is strong and vibrant.
They were local businessmen, family guys and great friends. Though they were taken far too young, Cooper at age 58 and MacMorran at 57, they made their mark on the Town of Flower Mound and the LISD community. They continue to have an impact on LISD students even 11 years later.
“We loved them both, and there is a huge hole in our hearts here in Flower Mound,” Then-President of the Flower Mound Chamber Lori Fickling said in a 2004 Dallas Morning News article.
To honor their memory, family, friends and colleagues established the Tom Cooper and Alan MacMorran Scholarship with LEF. Fully endowed, it is awarded annually to a student who conveys in his/her application the value of true friends.
“It’s an honor to be entrusted to preserve their stories and ensure their legacy is known to future generations,” LEF Executive Director Connie Pelphrey said. “The good they did in their lives will live on through the students whose educational journeys are enriched by this scholarship.”
That’s 11 students and counting. Because the scholarship is endowed, it will be awarded in perpetuity, ensuring the legacy of Cooper and MacMorran.
If you or someone you know is a senior in LISD, visit the scholarship information page and apply today – maybe you will be part of the Cooper/MacMorran Legacy.
Is there a legacy you want to preserve? LEF can help. Contact LEF Programs Coordinator Sherah Robinson at 469-948-2020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.