Founding Supporters

The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty is in the midst of our Forever Fund Campaign, an investment in the future. The Forever Fund is our operations endowment that will help secure the Foundation’s future, by building a permanent, dependable source of funds that benefit our community. With your support and investment, great things will continue to happen today and for future generations.

Currently, the Foundation has raised more that $3.0 million toward its $5 million dollar goal. We ask that you consider supporting our efforts as we create a valuable community resource. For more information about the Foundation’s Forever Fund Campaign, please contact the Foundation offices at (513) 874-5450 or by emailing Melissa Benedict at Melissa@wclfoundation.com

 

Recently, The Community Foundation introduced our Anniversary 80 Campaign to complete our goal of achieving a $5M Endowment for our Forever Fund.  Some of you may be thinking…

 

What is the Anniversary 80 Campaign?  It is eighty individuals or families who will make the commitment to donate $25,000 each ($5,000/year for 5 years) to the Forever Fund.  We need 80 families who recognize the benefit of having a financially secure community foundation…building assets for the future of our community.  We need 80 families who understand the positive impact charitable dollars make in their community. 

Why build an Endowment?  To continue our great work in our community and beyond, it is imperative that we have a significant endowment to secure the future of the Community Foundation for years to come.  Currently, the Community Foundation’s Forever Fund Endowment holds more than $3M in assets.  These dollars were raised through the generous support of our Founding Families, Founding Businesses and other supporters to the Fund. It is the income from this Endowed Forever Fund, as well as a portion of the proceeds from our Key Event, Community Golf Classic, and Shamrock Shuffle that pays the operating expenses of The Foundation.  Once the Forever Fund reaches its $5M goal, then every dollar raised at these aforementioned fund raisers will be used to expand our community grants.  Imagine what an impact those additional dollars would make in our community!

The Foundation would like to thank all of our Forever Fund campaign supporters for their generosity.

Heart of the Community Video (WMV)

Founding Families

The Founding Families and their legacies are a vital part of the history of The Community Foundation.  Their support and vision secure the future of this foundation and enable it to successfully carry on the work of charitable giving in our community.

Founding Families
Dick & Patti Alderson
Greg & Sue Amend
The Benhase Family
Steve & Linda Binder
John & Debbie Boehner
Larry & Sandy Brueshaber
Ed* & Ruth* Carey
Mark & Karen Carnahan
Charles* & Barbara Chappell
Dick & Phyllis Clarke
Red & Jo Deluse
Bob & Jo Hutsenpiller Family
Calvin & Judy Johnson
Otto & Gayle Keeton
Kromer-Pavlech Family
George & Debbie Lang
Bob* & Lew Ann Lawhorn
Tom & Barb Lutz
Bill & Jennifer Marquet
Mary & Megan McConnell
Joe* & Sue Meyer
Larry & Susan Morgan
Carl & Denise Renneker
Maria Schrudder
Mitchell Schrudder
Larry & Mary Schumacher
John & Bitsy Shaffner
Jim Schmaltz & Family
Jonathan & Heather Theders
The Todd Family
Chris & Sandy Wunnenberg
*Deceased

Founding Businesses

Like the Founding Families, the Founding Businesses have made a commitment to help secure the future of the Foundation. We are pleased to have the support from the following local businesses as we work together to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in our community.

  Founding Businesses
AK Steel Middletown
Alderson Properties
Amylin Pharmacueticals
BAE Systems
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Brueshaber
RiskSOURCE Clark-Theders Insurance Agency
First Financial Bank
Flynn & Company PSC, Inc.
Ford Development Corp.
GMZ, Inc.
Haglage Construction
Huntington Bank
Hutsenpiller Contractors Inc.               
Kleingers & Associates, Inc.
The Lang Agency
Mercedes Benz of West Chester
North Ridge Realty Group
OK Interiors Corp.
Pierre Foods
Planes Moving & Storage West Chester
Republic Wire, Inc.
Schumacher Dugan Construction
Skidmore Sales & Distributing
Shiver Security Systems
Tri-County Heating & Cooling
United Group Services

Anniversary 80 Families
Each family has made a $25,000 commitment to the future of our
community by supporting the Foundation's Forever Fund.
James & Chris Cartledge
Dave & Jan Cook
Marty Davis
Red & Jo Deluse
Daryl & Tammy Demo
Sam & Becky Harris
Frederic & Julie Holzberger
Robert & Donna Leslie
Myron & Tommie Rowland
Cliff & Sig Ryan
William & Lynne Schumacker
Greg & Diane Stamp
Craig & Cynthia Tate
Nancy Terry
Randy & Patty Terry
Ron & Kathy Wegmann
Fritz & Julie White
Tom & Judy Zenge

 

Click here to watch the Foundation’s Telly Award winning 2006 Operating Endowment Video.