Bette Emerson Endowment
Mary E. (Bette) Emerson was born in 1910 in Binghamton, NY. She was an opera singer for the New York Metropolitan Opera and a member of the St. Peters Episcopal Church in McKinney. She was married to Colonel Tom Emerson. This endowment was facilitated by Richard and Diane Dill, longtime friends and caretakers of Bette after Tom’s passing in 1977. Their hope is that the endowment will enable music students to purse their educational dreams.