Spirit of Maryville 2017: Ann Geis Boyce and Don Boyce

Service is a way of life for Ann Geis Boyce, ’68, and her husband Don, who share the honorary title of Volunteer of the Year. The Boyces have become the go-to couple when an extra hand is needed or a leadership role needs to be filled. The Boyces have paid their appreciation forward in myriad ways. Ann has served on the Duchesne Society Board, the School of Education Advisory Council, various reunion committees and on the Alumni Board.

Most recently, she served on a Sacred Heart alumnae committee and as a Kids Rock Cancer volunteer. Don, a CPA, facilitated a generous donation to Maryville from one of his clients, the late Irma Sue Macy, who sought to make a meaningful gift from her estate. At Don’s suggestion, she made a $650,000 bequest to the University to create the “Irma Sue Macy L’Dor V’Dor Endowed Scholarship for Jewish Women.”

The Boyces also support an annual scholarship for Maryville students in their name, and Don has raised funds to support Maryville’s Catholic Newman Center.