The GHRoW Foundation Legacy Endowment

Established in 2015 to provide scholarships for Shenandoah Valley Academy students in perpetuity.  Eighty percent of the average endowment earnings from the previous three years are available for award annually.


Legacy Endowment Donors

Anonymous (multiple)

Achata, David & Amy

Beers, Randy

Bruce, Lisa

Feltman, Don & Becky

Garman, Kenneth & Mikki

Handel, Kimberly Hegstad

Henkel, Lauron Noble

Hoffman, Don & Wilma

Jaeger, Kurt & Cindy

Lyon, Linda 

Mashburn, Mark & Donna

Narvaez, Juan

Perez, Rick & Marilyn Miles

Reile, David & Suddarth, Barbara

Richardson, Jeff & Heather Blackburn

Roberts, Polly Prasada-Rao

Wagner, John & Lilya

Ware, Paul and Susan

Williams, Tony & Tracey

$10,000 Legacy Memorial Gifts

One-time or cumulative donors of $10,000 to the Legacy Endowment may choose to have a special person honored by providing a photo and short bio of the person.

Doris Smith Suddarth (1924-2022)

Doris Smith Suddarth was a nurse, teacher, and the author of two highly respected nursing textbooks, Brunner-Suddarth’s Textbook of Medical Surgical Nursing and the Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice. A 1941 graduate of SVA, she earned her B.S. degree from Washington Missionary College as well as an MSN from the Catholic University of America, and many honors in the field of nursing. Doris was happily married to Hilton Suddarth (SVA class of 1942) for 72 years, before his death in 2018 and was the mother of honorary SVA graduate, Barbara Suddarth, and grandmother of 2021 SVA graduate, Kent Suddarth. She was one of the first women ordained as a local elder in the SDA Church and a loyal supporter of SDA education at the elementary, secondary, and college levels. Those who knew her best will fondly remember her generosity, advocacy, and hospitality. She awaits the second coming of her loving Savior. Even so, come Lord Jesus.

Sarah Jane (Anders) Liers

Sarah Jane (Anders) Liers was raised in Louisiana, and after graduating from Union College (NE) she served as Girls’ Dean and taught at Sunnydale Academy (MO). In 1961, she accepted a call to Shenandoah Valley Academy (SVA) in New Market, Virginia. Initially, she taught Chemistry and Math while also being the Girls’ Dean. When she retired from teaching in 1998, most of her students knew her as the Math teacher at SVA. Mrs. Liers (Sarah Jane to many) is known for working around the farm, cutting wood, and taking care of the cows. She is also known for her love and support of Adventist education, and always looking for ways to ensure as many as possible have this privilege. Today, Mrs. Liers lives near SVA and always welcomes visits from her former students.

Legacy Endowment Balance is $118,700*

* on 6/30/2023.