Today marks the 5th anniversary of the organization of the Clarion County Community Foundation as an affiliate of Bridge Builders Community Foundations on March 13, 2007. The role of the community foundation is to serve in perpetuity as local trustees for endowed trust funds dedicated to various charitable needs and nonprofits within its service area.
Today we placed ribboned flowers on the grave stones of our two memorial donors, Mary E. Shaner for the Mary E. Shaner Scholarship Fund for Keystone High School, and Ralph M. Eccles for the Rimersburg Medical Center Fund. This is fulfilling one of the four pledges a community foundation makes when accepting the trusteeship of an endowed fund.
First, the community foundation pledges to adhere to the donor’s instructions; and if it must accept changes to do so as instructed by the appropriate court of law.
Second, the community foundation pledges to invest and protect the fund for growth and income in a prudent manner.
Third, the community foundation pledges to keep the fund in compliance with all Federal and state laws and tax codes.
Fourth, the community foundation pledges to honor and maintain the memorial as instructed by the donor. Charles Marlin