Turning words into a banner is not easy, but we are proof it can be done when inspired. The following goals for Clarion County Community Foundation are not official. They are what come to me as I work for the foundation.
To popularize the creation of endowed funds in Clarion County.
To become the major trust for scholarships throughout all the school districts in the county.
To stimulate field-of-interest endowed funds for school districts and communities.
To encourage all nonprofits in the county to create endowed funds supported by legacy gifts.
To build a large unrestricted grants fund for current programs, emerging needs, and emergencies.
To build an operating support fund so that foundation staff can be located in the county.
To raise the professional standard for staff by requiring a master’s degree in philanthropic studies, nonprofit management, fund raising, or finance.
To create a youth philanthropic program in every school district.
It was on September 13, 1814, that the Star Spangled Banner first flew over Fort McHenry under attack by the bloody British. It was 1,260 square feet of honor, pride, and defiance. You know the rest of the story.
We love our flag and are proud of what it can stand for. We are sometimes divided by differences over her history, but we are always united in our love for the flag. Charles Marlin