Small gifts can have a resounding impact on our community. This is especially true in the case of Sue Henry-Mounts.
Sue is a Licking County Foundation donor and lifetime resident of Licking County. She established the Bill and Sue Henry Scholarship in honor of her late husband, Bill, and their four children. Since creating the scholarship after Bill’s death, Sue continues to grow the fund by making smaller contributions multiple times each year in honor of loved ones. Over time, the fund has awarded several scholarships and impacted the lives of many talented Newark High School students forever.
Sue is passionate about helping those in the community that she has called home for her entire life. Sue’s late husband, Bill, also a lifelong Licking County resident, was born and raised in Newark. The couple met at Newark High School in 1948 when Bill was a senior and Sue was a sophomore. They were married in 1952 and shared a life full of excitement and adventure before Bill’s passing in 1985.
Sue has always been dedicated to giving back to her home and began volunteering as a Y-Teens nursing aide while in high school. She has continued volunteering in many capacities over the years, including Meals on Wheels, Hospice of Central Ohio, 20th Century Club, Centenary United Methodist Church and Second Presbyterian Church—just to name a few.
Leaving a legacy of supporting education is very important to Sue. “I am so happy to be a part (small, but honored) of the Licking County Foundation and to be able to work with your staff,” says Sue.
This scholarship is a way of memorializing Sue’s husband, Bill, and recognizing their son and daughter’s artistic talents by awarding it to a graduating senior from Newark High School who intends to pursue studies in fields related to the arts. Sue is living proof that anyone can give back and that even the smallest of gifts can make the greatest impact.
Found in The Newark Advocate September 26, 2017