The Spencer Mugford Memorial Fund was established to honor the memory of Spencer Mugford, the oldest son of former Director of Enrollment Management Charlie Mugford, who tragically lost his life in May 2018. The fund supports environmental education at IDS.
At IDS, we were lucky enough to get to know Spencer when he came on board for summer work as part of the Fearless Facilities Team. Spencer loved nature, animals, and the outdoors. In September 2019, IDS dedicated the Spencer Mugford Center for Environmental Literacy, an outdoor environmental education classroom in Spencer’s honor to allow his passion for the environment to live on in future generations of IDS teachers and students.
Gifts to the Spencer Mugford Memorial Fund support ongoing enhancements to Spencer's yurt.