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Endowments and Funds

Dr. Max and Shirley Cham Fund

Max & Shirley Cham

The Dr. Max and Shirley Cham Fund was established by Shirley Cham in memory of her late husband, Dr. Max Cham. The fund will provide financial assistance to emergency medical service students in training to become EMTs. Award recipients will be determined by the Sherman Fireman’s Association.

The fund was set up to allow for community donations and contributions. “I hope this will help others see the compassion of these men and women and how important these services are to all of us”, said Cham.


There is no group more deserving of support and so often overlooked. They are responsible for saving my husband’s life countless times.

– Shirley Cham


Pictured Above: 2018 Cham Scholarship Recipients Chance Shelton and Aaron Moore posing with Billy Hartsfield (Sherman Fire-Rescue) and Shirley Cham.

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