The funds listed below demonstrate what a wide variety of interests people have and why they chose to create a fund at the Community Foundation. Each is established with a fund agreement, which directs how the donor wants grants used now and far into the future. The endowments are pooled for investment purposes but accounted for separately. Anyone can add to any fund at any time in any amount.
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The James T. and Jennie P. Ford Endowment for the Kent Volunteer Fire Company was established in 1997. James Ford was a farmer from the
In 2000, Margaret Tolzmann established the Jeanne Bunton Memorial Endowment for Madison Presbyterian Church following the passing of her mother, Virginia Jean “Jeanne” Lodge Bunton.
In 2017, Vicky Kreeger Schirmer established the Jefferson County 4-H Horse & Pony Program Fund in Memory of Helen Kreeger. This was a way for
The Jefferson County Historical Society Endwoment Fund was established by Marcella S. Modisett, MD in 1993. The Jefferson County Historical Society was founded in 1850,
The Jefferson County House of Hope Endowment in Memory of Patty Cooper was established in 2016 by Patty’s husband Bob Cooper and family. The House
In 1997, the Jefferson County Medical Society established the Jefferson County Medical Society Endowment fbo (for the benefit of) Dr. Hutching’s Office. The Dr. Hutching’s
The Jefferson County Youth Fund was established by the Goodman Family on March 11, 1998. Each year, this fund provides financial support to organizations, programs,
On June 11, 1998, the Jefferson County Youth Shelter established the Jefferson County Youth Shelter Endowment in Memory of John Clapham. John passed away in
In 1987, Harold and Geneva Andress established a trust in memory of their only child, Jerry, with the Jefferson County Commissioners. In 2008 the Commissioners
The Kenneth E. and Mary Lou Dunbar Scholarship to Honor Perry & Dunbar Drugstore Employees is an Acorn Fund that was established in 2020. Kenneth
Bill and Virginia Kessler received an unexpected windfall of lottery winnings in 1999. They decided to use a portion of those winnings to establish the
The King’s Daughters’ Health Community Health Initiatives Endowment was established in 2000. This is a Donor Advised Fund meaning that, each year, KDH selects health
King’s Daughters’ Hospital/William G. Crosby Fund for Pediatrics was established in 1992. Mr. Crosby made a significant donation to King’s Daughters’ Hospital (KDH) in 1992
To help support the operations of the fire company, the Ladies’ Auxiliary of Kent Fire Department was created in 1981. This group held fundraisers to