Bill & Jodie Mackintosh Powering Dreams Scholarship
Bill ’76 and Jodie Hamilton ’77 Mackintosh met while attending Northwest. Bill was from Gallatin, MO and Jodie was a first-generation college student from Kansas City, MO. Bill and Jodie always felt thankful for the education they received while students at Northwest. Also, they were grateful for the many lifelong friendships they made during college. Bill was a member of Phi Sigma Epsilon and Jodie was an Alpha Sigma Alpha.
After graduation from Northwest they moved to Omaha, NE. Bill co-founded Financial Products Corporation in 1981, a computer maintenance company, and was also a partner in P&L Companies, a local leasing and technology company. One of Bill’s greatest joys in life was working alongside his children, Mike and Ashley, in their family business, American Title Inc., which they purchased in 2004. The company grew through Bill’s vision and leadership and was recognized as one of Omaha’s Best Places to Work in 2011 and 2014.
Jodie was a teacher for Omaha Public Schools and Millard Public Schools before having children. Most of her life she has been a homemaker and community volunteer. She has been a member of many boards for non-profits in the Omaha community which focus on children and families. Jodie and Bill were both board members of the Northwest Foundation.
Bill was an avid reader of the Wall Street Journal. One day there was an article that discussed the availability of scholarships for students as freshman but not many for students to help them graduate college. Before Bill passed away in 2016, he and Jodie decided to establish the Powering Dreams Scholarship to help students that are Northwest seniors. They knew what a difference a college degree made in their lives and they wanted to make sure other Northwest students could become a college graduate and have the same opportunities.
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