Remembrance: Margaret “Margot” Warters

Philanthropist, 1930-2021.

Margot was always a kind, inquisitive, and supportive presence on campus, and her light shone brightest when she spoke with our students. Her thoughtful investments in scholarships for promising scientists were instrumental in the dramatic rise in the caliber of students Monmouth has recruited and retained in recent years.

Her generosity touched the lives of so many budding young scientists, and Margot cherished the time spent with each, hearing about their goals, ambitions, and research. We all will miss Margot at the annual School of Science Summer Research Program Symposium, and we recall fondly the many conversations she had with her scholarship recipients. She would walk from poster to poster, reviewing the research and asking challenging questions. She always told me how proud she was of our students.

Margot and her late husband, Bill Warters, who was a past chair of the Board of Trustees, had been close members of the Monmouth family since 1970. Bill and Margot’s family commitment and support were enormously influential over the past six decades, and their legacy will live on through Monmouth’s students.