The Water Well Trust is the latest beneficiary of a $5,000 donation from the Even Collinsworth Jr. Trust. Collinsworth, who died in December 2016, was a graduate of Harvard Business School and a successful international executive throughout his career, serving as president of Velsicol and Axia Corporations and on numerous public and corporate boards based in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, the U.K., and Italy.
His eldest son, Even Collinsworth III, is a wildland firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service in southeast Arizona. He gets his electricity from a co-op in New Mexico and had read about the NM Water Well Trust projects in their newsletter. Living in the desert, Even has a great appreciation for water and WWT’s work appealed to him.
Even contacted WSC ED Margaret Martens, telling her that his father was a “socially responsible capitalist” who followed the promise he made to his father to leave the world a better place by giving back during his lifetime and after, through the Trust. Donations from the Even Collinsworth Jr. Trust to the WWT will be given annually, and the amounts will increase each year.
The WWT currently has two families on its wait list from Arizona, and they will be contacted as possible recipients of these funds. If the families no longer need assistance, WWT will work with the AZWWA to identify potential candidates.
Thank you to the Collinsworth family for your generosity and carrying on your father’s legacy of giving back!