Perry and Helen Obalil Endowed Fund
The Hughes Family has chosen to honor their father and grandfather, Perry Obalil, as well as his surviving wife, Helen, with a named endowed fund. Perry and Helen had one daughter, Deborah Hughes '74. Deborah and Stephen '73 Hughes, who did not meet until after college, are the parents of Douglas '04 and Rebekah '07. The Hughes family would like their gift to provide support to two particular areas of interest, the Milner Library and cancer awareness. The family believes strongly in capturing and protecting the University's history. A preference will be given to the archives division in Milner Library. The family's intent is to provide assistance for cancer-based education among students, faculty, and staff. Initial preference will be given to projects relating to breast cancer awareness and prevention.