After joining the Army and scoring high on aptitude tests, Glover’s job took him to Europe. He used the GI Bill to fund college at Central State and after graduation, he began working for the Internal Revenue Service as an agent. He became one of the first Black certified public accountants (CPA) in the region. His experiences inspired him to establish scholarship funds, both at the Dayton and Springfield foundations.
“Mr. Glover established his scholarship fund with us about 15 years ago,” said Gina Sandoval, marketing and communications officer for the Dayton Foundation. “He was the humblest man, but was so proud of this fund.”
Waverly Glover (seated) was inducted into the Ohio Veterans’ Hall of Fame in 2015. He is shown with volunteers and staff of the Dayton Foundation and his daughter Pam. Gina Sandoval, marketing and communications officer at the foundation, wrote his nomination. CONTRIBUTED
Sandoval said the Dayton-based fund has awarded a total of $7,500 in scholarship money to Black students majoring in accounting or business with plans to attend Central State or Wilberforce universities.
During his lifetime, Glover served as chief financial manager for Central State, and director of budgets and assistant treasurer at Ohio University. He served the City of Springfield as finance director and assistant city manager. He received numerous awards…