Burton Talmage was first class – a leader and efficient businessman as well as a thoughtful, considerate gentleman and friend. At Utah Technical College, where served for many years in his church and with (N)CRD, he provided leadership with care and class. Burton was the most truly caring person one could know – with a courtly manner and excellent sense of humor, and an innate ability to know what word, deed, or gift each one he knew needed. He epitomized the style of leadership and type of friend most of us could aspire to be.
To perpetuate his memory and recognize his many special characteristics, the CRD Board and his friends established an endowed scholarship fund to provide a full tuition scholarship each year to one of the interns in the Resource Development Boot Camp Program. The individual selected will be one who the Board believes to aspire to those characteristics of leadership, caring and citizenship that we were privileged to know in Burton Talmage.
Our staff believe in connecting people, resources and opportunities. CRD helps us drive these actions by providing tools and training so we can educate our board and volunteers, strengthen our skills and knowledge base, and find support and mentoring from our peers throughout the country. We're steeped in the culture to thank our donors, and now is a chance to turn around and thank CRD and all its members for helping us be successful in building a strong and committed group of donors and volunteers. Thanks CRD!"
Josh Gerstman, Development Director
Green River Community College, WA