Creeds honored with trust endowment scholarship in their name

PINEHURST — Campbell University’s first couple were honored with a $25,000 gift to establish the J. Bradley and Kathy H. Creed School of Business Trust Endowed Scholarship Fund on Monday at the 29th annual Trust Advisors Forum at Pinehurst Resort. 

The scholarship will benefit students of the trust and wealth management program, the nation’s first and only undergraduate degree program of its kind.

“Kathy and I are honored to be recognized with an endowed scholarship bearing our names, and we are grateful for the generosity of the Trust Education Foundation and for their commitment to serving the Trust and Wealth Management students at Campbell,” J. Bradley Creed said. “The impact of the Foundation’s support is immeasurable.”

The Creeds were recognized at Monday’s Forum event, one of the largest trust conferences in the nation. This year, more than 265 senior trust managers representing 110 institutions and 30 states ventured to Pinehurst to take part in this cutting-edge continuing education program. In addition, 65 graduating trust seniors and students in the master’s program joined Forum attendees for the day. 

Jimmy Witherspoon, chairman of the Department of Trust and Wealth Management, called it an honor to present the scholarship to the Creed family on Monday. 

“I can’t imagine better supporters of or advocates for Campbell’s trust program,” Witherspoon said. “While neither have roots in the trust profession, they both have the kind, caring hearts of true fiduciaries. [Program founder] Dr. [Norman Adrian] Wiggins would be very proud to have Brad Creed serving as the steward of his beloved program.”