Born on a farm in North Dakota, Marion White earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago in 1919 and a Masters degree in 1940. As a social worker based mainly in New York City, Marion began to summer at “The Anchorage” on Grand Manan in 1946, for its healthier climate. Within a few years she had bought and restored a house in Deep Cove. She became a landed immigrant and moved to St. Andrews in 1975, where she died in 1992. Her husband Ferdinand Eiseman, a New York architect, established this fund to honor her great love of the area and its people.