Corser Education Fund
This endowment was created in 1992 with a gift from the estate of Philip Woodrow Corser. Philip Corser was born in Seattle in 1911 and was the third child of George Sumner and Cara L. Corser. For years, the family traveled throughout the United States, seeking a cure for George’s asthma; however, he died in 1917 at the age of 47. His son, Philip, was little more than five years old.
Philip Corser became an able seaman and served as third mate on merchant ships during the 1930s. He was a journeyman welder at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard when he retired in 1968. During his career, he also was an active member of (and served as an officer in) the United Brotherhood of Welders, Cutters and Helpers of America.