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Pauline S. Mullen

Pauline S. Mullen

The city of North Canton is but a 'stone's throw' from the Malone University campus.

Well almost.

But, to Pauline S. Mullen, for decades, the distance between her North Canton home and the sprawling Malone campus in Canton, seemed significantly more than a "stone's throw." In fact, it might as well have been a "foreign country," as far as Pauline was concerned.

For virtually all of her marriage, homemaking was Pauline's daily craft— and, her calling. She was busy in the lovely brick ranch that she and her late husband, Samuel, moved into some six decades ago. Pauline has served the Lord as an active member of First Christian Church where she continues to volunteer weekly on behalf of the church's finance committee

Rarely far away from her home turf, or church, Pauline continues to stay, for the most part, in the immediate North Canton area. She likes it there. It's home. And she is quite comfortable there.

Undoubtedly, there was no reason for Pauline to venture onto Malone's nearly 103-acre campus in the nine-plus decades that Mrs. Mullen has been a Stark County resident.

There was never a connection between her life, and the Malone campus community less than ten miles from her home.

So the distance between Pauline in North Canton and the Malone campus in Canton seemed quite far. That is, until five years ago.

Pauline's close friend and financial advisor, David (Dave) T. Owen III, a 1973 Malone graduate, knew that Pauline loved music. Dave realized that Pauline needed to get out and enjoy some of the beauty that was surrounding her.

So Dave, one of the principals of Owen-Clair Financial Services, also based in North Canton, suggested the two of them attend a student recital on campus in 2010.

It was an evening of divinely-appointed inspiration for Mrs. Mullen and Malone University.

She was impressed with the students who glorified God through their musical gifts. And she was pleased that this Malone student was receiving a wonderful Christian educational experience.

Throughout the next few months, Pauline became more and more encouraged and excited about this wonderful educational offering so close to her home. Having been on campus to celebrate concerts, dinners, and even lectures, Mrs. Mullen continues to be encouraged and excited about Malone students and the future. Mrs. Mullen's encouragement and excitement for the students being educated at Malone has turned into a desire to help students seek and achieve God's calling on their lives.

So with the help of Dave Owen and advancement office personnel, Pauline has generously established an endowed scholarship at Malone to help and encourage Honors Students—some of the best and brightest, if you will.

Recently, Pauline has added to her scholarship fund, The Pauline S. and Samuel H. Mullen Endowed Scholarship, by establishing and implementing estate planning vehicles that provide income and tax advantages to her during lifetime.

Because of Pauline's generous and thoughtful estate planning, increased financial aid will also be provided from her estate, one day. Honors Students receiving scholarship awards will mightily impact the world for Christ.

If you would like to receive information regarding a Retained Life Estate (RLE), Charitable Gift Annuity, or how to establish an endowed scholarship fund, 330.471. 8411; or email Patrick Roberts at We would love to help you make sure that your gift - and/or, even a portion of your personal estate- provides substantial income for you during your lifetime. Your planned gift will also help Malone students secure the finest in Christian higher education.

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